Hiking in Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands
Hiking route 180196
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On this walking tour you will get to know the Defense Line of Den Helder and the ports of this naval city. You can see a number of forts from the position that was built from 1810 on behalf of Napoleon Bonaparte. During his visit to Den Helder, he called this town the Gibraltar of the North because of its strategic location. You walk part of the route on the dike along the North Sea. You have a wide view over the waves, in clear weather you can see Texel. On the other side of the dike are Den Helder and Fort Erfprins, which with 49 hectares forms the largest fortress within the Defense Line of Den Helder. On the south side of this pentagonal fortress are the remains of the oldest defense work of the position still present: Kaaphoofd Battery.
After a few kilometers you reach Fort Kijkduin and you walk through the village of Huisduinen back to Den Helder. The route leads you to the ports via the defense moat. Den Helder is the home port of the Dutch navy, there is a good chance that you can spot one or more interesting (naval) ships.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.
|Parkeerplaats (Havenplein, 1781AB, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|Fort Kijkduin (Zeeweg, 1789AX, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands)||5.15 km|
|71 (1781AP, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands)||11.97 km|
|Parkeerplaats (Havenplein, 1781AB, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands)||12.09 km|