Den Helder


Discover the rich maritime history of Den Helder, which is the heart of the city. The former National Dockyard Willemsoord, once the largest naval base in the Netherlands, is now home to the Naval Museum. Here the imposing submarine Hr.Ms. Tonijn, the only accessible submarine in the Netherlands, flaunts itself. Next door to the Naval Museum is the National Rescue Museum Dorus Rijkers, a fascinating destination, especially for families with children. A walk around the shipyard itself also offers much: historic ships are displayed here in the Museumhaven, giving you a real feel for Den Helder's maritime heritage.


For nature lovers, Den Helder has an abundance of opportunities to soak up the fresh sea air. Explore the vast natural beauty of the town and its surroundings, enjoying endless walks or miles of biking fun. For example, discover the pine forest area of De Donkere Duinen, which opens onto the vast beaches and dunes. Or explore the dune area of De Grafelijkheidsduinen, with scenic hiking trails leading to Huisduinen and Fort Kijkduin, where Scottish Highlanders and Konik horses graze freely. Another gem is the Mariëndal, with its lush wetlands and picturesque pools, a true paradise for hikers and cyclists.

To Texel

Escape the daily rush and take a trip to Texel, our largest peninsula, from Den Helder. Daily ferries take you there and back to this island, perfect for those who really want to get some fresh air. From our campsite in Sint Maarten you are only 25 minutes away from Den Helder, where you can board the ferry for a relaxing crossing to Texel.