Willemsoord - Helderse binnenstad

The beautiful cultural heritage of Willemsoord

Shows you exactly how the shipyard used to look. This is a fantastic place and certainly worth your visit! Stroll across the old shipyards, visit one of the great museums, take a cruise in a beautifully restored ship or let the children play to their heart’s content in a play paradise.

Even Napoleon was impressed by the Port of Den Helder, where he built the largest naval base with our own yard! Later this complex was a shipyard for the Royal Navy. And now? Now this beautiful piece of Den Helder is a special place for a day out. Willemsoord is buzzing like never before. Come and see for yourself and step into the submarine ‘Tuna’ for example.

The museum harbor for lovers of ships

The heart of Willemsoord is the Museumhaven. On the quay are beautifully restored ships with the lightship Texel as eye-catcher, which was once a beacon in the sea. With a number of ships you can make a cruise yourself. The two museums on the complex, the National Rescue Museum Dorus Rijkers and the Naval Museum give a glimpse into the past and present of the Navy and the rescue industry. For art works and changing exhibitions, there is the Kunstuitleen. You can also live in the children’s play paradise, watch a game in the casino or lean back for a movie in the Kinepolis cinema.

Restaurants at Willemsoord

Enjoy a cup of coffee at Barista Café NJoy, a cozy get-together at the harbor café Horeca ‘t Zwaantje or a stylish dinner at Kade 60. Willemsoord’s restaurants make the day complete with delicious food and drinks! Restaurant Stoom is worth a visit in combination with a night out in the Kampanje theater.

Willemsoord is easily accessible by car, camper, train or boat. There is ample free parking, an extremely modern marina and camper pitches. The railway station is a ten minute walk away. In short: Willemsoord has enough to offer for a fun day out! A day out on the largest naval base in the Netherlands – Willemsoord in Den Helder lends itself well to a family day, children’s party and school trip. This activity is suitable for the whole family, children, adults and the elderly.

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