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Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium)

Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 1789 AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
+31 223 612 366
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Three for the price

History, views, and aquatic life. Something for the entire family. Museum provides a background... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Annandale, Virginia
via mobile
Interesting to Explore but nothing Wonderful

It was interesting exploring the fort and the aquarium. However, it isn't a place that is value for... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Mary Jo Z
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“world war” (2 reviews)
“aquatic life” (2 reviews)
“napoleon” (5 reviews)
Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 1789 AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
+31 223 612 366
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

History, views, and aquatic life. Something for the entire family. Museum provides a background of how war has affected the area, from when Napoleon had the fort built through its use by both the Dutch and Germans during World War 2. There are a number...More

Thank Redhawk74
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It was interesting exploring the fort and the aquarium. However, it isn't a place that is value for your money. Something to do in Den Helder if you have a free day but wouldn't recommend heading there specifically for an outing.

Thank Mary Jo Z
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

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 for the kids. Some area's of...More

Thank Olaf v
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 history in detail and with such passion. We...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

nice historic buildings and nice sealife to see , good restaurant/hotel close to beach near harbour city Den Helder

Thank Hans d
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Fort Kijkduin was built by Napoleon after the failed Anglo-Russian invasion of North-Holland. It has undergone a few transformations since then, with the lighthouse being removed and rebuilt a little further on the dunes. Different rooms tell different phases of the history, with a focus...More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The museum is ok. The building is impressive, the aquarium is nice. The restaurant good. Surrounding nature even better.

Thank LeavingHolland
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

My 3 year old enjoyed the aquarium. It's not that big but some nice displays where you can get really close to the fish. The museum looked interesting but all details were in Dutch. It would have been nice if the exhibit details would be...More

2  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The aquarium was great fun but we were less satisfied with the other part of the museum. We would like to find out the history of the fort since napoleon but it was an unchronological exposition of first and second war items.

1  Thank tomtomnor
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I lived in Huisduinen when I was growing up. At the time the facility was qualified as military. Nice to see it open to the public. A lot of money was spend on cleaning up the fort,however needs more money spend to bring it up...More

1  Thank Ton B
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