Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1.4 km
Ascend 12 m
Descend 9 m

Explore Hellevoetsluis in Netherlands with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Hellevoetsluis

Sight 1: Noord-Hinder

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Noord-Hinder Geen machineleesbare auteur aanwezig. Op basis van auteursrechtclaims wordt auteur SanderK aangenomen. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Noord-Hinder is the last lightship built in the Netherlands. The ship was built in 1963 at shipyard De Waal in Zaltbommel and thoroughly rebuilt and fully automated in 1981 by shipyard Hoogenraad and Kuyt in Scheveningen. On 21 March 1994, this last Dutch lightship was finally taken out of the sea and is now a museum ship in Hellevoetsluis.

Wikipedia: Noord-Hinder (schip, 1963) (NL), Website

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Museumschip Buffel

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HNLMS Buffel is a 19th-century ironclad ram ship. She was one of the main attractions of the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, also known as the Prince Hendrik Museum, named after its founder, Prince Henry (Hendrik) "The Navigator", who had a naval career and established the basis of the museum back in 1874. In October 2013 the ship moved to Hellevoetsluis and is again open for public.

Wikipedia: HNLMS Buffel (EN), Website

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Droogdok Jan Blanken

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Droogdok Jan Blanken S.J. de Waard / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hellevoetsluis Dry Dock is a historic double dry dock in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. It was constructed between 1798 and 1822 under the direction of Jan Blanken, and was part of the former Rijkswerf Hellevoetsluis. The dock is one of the rare surviving double dry docks. It is a national monument, and is in operation as part of the maritime attraction 'Dry Dock Jan Blanken',.

Wikipedia: Hellevoetsluis Dry Dock (EN), Website

379 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Sint-Antonius van Padua

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The St. Anthony of Padua Church is a Roman Catholic church on the Opzoomerlaan in Hellevoetsluis.

Wikipedia: Sint-Antonius van Paduakerk (Hellevoetsluis) (NL)

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Nationaal Brandweer Museum

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The National Fire Brigade Museum is located in Hellevoetsluis in South Holland, in two former naval buildings dating back to 1786.

Wikipedia: Nationaal Brandweermuseum (NL), Website

494 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: De Hoop

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De Hoop is a gristmill in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands. The mill was built in 1801.

Wikipedia: De Hoop, Hellevoetsluis (EN)


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