Here you can find interesting sights in Den Helder, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Den Helder, Netherlands.Back to the list of cities in Netherlands
1. Lange Jaap
Lange Jaap, also known as Kijkduin Light or Den Helder Light, is an active lighthouse near Fort Kijkduin in Huisduinen, Netherlands. At a height of 63.5 metres (208.2 ft) it is one of the tallest "traditional lighthouses" in the world. For almost a century, from 1878 to 1974, it was the tallest lighthouse in the Netherlands, until the construction of the Maasvlakte Light. According to The Lighthouse Directory it is the tallest non-skeletal cast iron lighthouse in the world. Song "Onze Lange Jaap" by Jan Helder
2. Nationaal Monument voor het Nederlands Reddingwezen
The National Monument for the Rescue Being is a memorial on the heroes of the Zeeplein in the Dutch city of Den Helder. The monument consists of a needle with a carillon and around it a park with a bust of Prince Hendrik. It was designed by P. L. Kramer, parts are made by Th. A. Vos, J. C. Schultsz and G. J. Van der Veen. The needle and the sculptures are in the style of the Amsterdam School.
The Dutch Light Ship Texel was built in 1951 by the National Servian Willemsoord in Den Helder. The ship was employed from September 30, 1952 to the beginning of 1992. Since 1996, the light ship has been moored as a museum ship in the Museumhaven of Willemsoord. It is managed by the History of Coastal Lighting Foundation under the name Museum Lichtschip Texel.
4. HNLMS Schorpioen
HNLMS Schorpioen is a Schorpioen-class monitor built in France for the Royal Netherlands Navy in the 1860s. These new ships were equipped with heavy rifled 23 cm (9 in) guns, and a heavy armor. The hull had an armor plated belt of 15 cm (6 in) and the gun turret, housing the two guns, had almost 30 cm (12 in) of armor.
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