Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), Den Helder

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  • Interesting museum. you learn a lot of the area and the fort during several wars. Also the aquarium with fish of the nortsea is nice. It is a pity that there is not so much interactive things to do fo...  more »
  • We were looking around and as everything was in Dutch , we thought it wasn't going to be very interesting to us. All of a sudden Marcel appeared and guided us through the entire fort. Explaining the h...  more »
  • nice historic buildings and nice sealife to see , good restaurant/hotel close to beach near harbour city Den Helder  more »
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  • Fort Kijkduin is a great museum which shows its importance of defence in the past. It tells you Dutch history. This is one great museum which one should never miss. Though it is in the west of Den Helder, it will take 30 min. to walk from train station Den Helder. I advise you to walk here because you can enjoy watching horses, sheep and lighthouse on the way. You can also come by bus 851 which will leave train station once per hour. The museum has weapons, military stuff, military model tanks and planes, documentary film, aquarium, etc to show you. The sole toilet is right in front of the cashier. After you buy the entry ticket, turn your head back and you will see it. All the other toilets in the museum are locked.
  • A nice fort. A lot to see. The only problem with this museum is that everything explained is only in dutch language . they should make that much effort for tourists to translate also to english (at least, if not also to german) that was a bit disappointing.
  • Don't really like war museums but this one is okay. Adding an aquarium is a nice touch.
  • Beautifully located fortress from the 19th century commisioned by Napoleon. Here is also an Aquarium with fishes from the Northsea.
  • Very nice view from this place, good pokemon place and the museum is very nice to go into as well. A little marine aquatic life view in short, all this in an old WWII fort.