"HET WAAIGAT" Top 5 Page for this destination Den Helder by pieter_jan_v

Den Helder Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 207 photos

In memory of Henk Rodermond, pilot.

Den Helder is the most Northern point of the main land of the Provence of Noord Holland. It is the base for the Dutch Navy fleet. From den Helder you can take the ferry to the Island of Texel.

Den Helder from space

One of the best pictures Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers made from the International Space Station. In the picture: Den Helder and the Noorderhaaks and Texel islands and the ferry on it's way to Texel.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The dryest place in The Netherlands
  • Cons:Always windy
  • In a nutshell:Navy town
  • Last visit to Den Helder: Nov 2013
  • Intro Updated Dec 1, 2014
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Hello, Pieter! What amazing views! This place is worth visiting of course...

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Jul 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      Victor, Amazingly I had these pictures laying around for a year! I'm now adding more for places on the island of Texel, North of Den Helder. PJ

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 12:54 AM

    i have a new Dutch colleague here and im teaching her shanghai dialect now :)) she is really tall!!!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2007 at 10:49 PM

    Nice tips and pics Pieter-Jan. Well worth visitng. ;-)

  • Sibbella's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2006 at 1:06 PM

    Thank you for all the information, I'm heading there late summer for a visit! I will definitely use your tips.

  • Sep 7, 2005 at 7:24 AM

    "can be noisy at times", well I can't agree with that comment. The Forest Hotel is excellent, good situated and no noise at all. B.t.w. the cinema is not there any longer !!

  • Amitu's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 1:01 PM

    Great page..loved the aerial view on the intro page. Well done

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2002 at 1:38 AM

    Very interesting

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2002 at 7:07 AM

    Interesting VT pages. Thanks for the tour!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2002 at 12:57 AM

    now who`d think of visiting Den Helder? LOL!

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2002 at 6:45 AM

    Beautiful Aerial Views!! Lovely Page!!


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