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Den Helder is known for its base for the Dutch Marines. When visiting Den Helder the places of interest to visit are for instance the Fort Kijkduin, the Naval Museum and the National Lifeboat Museum.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities Den Helder has to offer.
Den Helder played an important part in Dutch shipping during the Dutch Golden Age. During this period ships would gather close to Den Helder and sail the world’s oceans from here.
In the 1820s, the North Holland Canal was dug from Amsterdam to Den Helder. The lighthouse Lange Jaap was built in 1877 and is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe.