Napoleon route Den Helder

Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 1110425

Provided by: Visit Wadden

17.8 km
01:02 h
313 kcal
16 m


With the sea on three sides, Den Helder has a unique location. In 1811 Napoleon saw this place along the coast as the"Gibraltar of the North\\\" and stationed the naval fleet there.
Napoleon had a number of forts built for the defense of the war port: fort Kijkduin, fort Erfprins, fort Dirksz Admiraal and fort Oostoever. These forts were later connected by a line dike, together they form the Stelling van Den Helder.
Walk in the footsteps of Napoleon and discover the military acumen of one of the greatest strategists Europe has produced. Noordhollands Dagblad, Region VVV Kop van Noord-Holland and Zeestad CV/BV have set out a walking route of approximately 11 km over the historic defenses:'t Ommetje Den Helder.
Along the lushly vegetated route you will discover various buildings from the time of Napoleon, Dutch defenses, but also many German bunkers from the Second World War. This walking brochure is your guide. In addition to the step-by-step explanation of the route to be followed, with a clear map on the middle page, you will also receive interesting historical'facts\\\'.'t Ommetje is marked with wooden posts, on which the imperial arm of Napoleon indicates the direction to follow; When numbered on the map, this booklet provides information about the places of interest.

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# Description Distance
Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
20 (1782MH, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.80 km
20 (1782MH, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.11 km
Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands 17.76 km

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