The Naval Museum in Den Helder shows and tells the history of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Marines Museum introduces visitors to the work and daily lives of our marines and here they can find out all about the role these renowned sea soldiers have played in Dutch history since 1665.
Ship models, paintings, uniforms, weapons and many other paraphernalia tell the history of the Dutch maritime forces. In a separate display, visitors step into the world of technology that supports the Navy.
The museum has three ships that can be viewed from the inside and outside: the submarine Tonijn (1966), the minesweeper Abraham Crijnssen (1937) and the ram ship Schorpioen (1868). The world of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter can be experienced through the semi-permanent exhibition ‘De Vrouwen van Michiel’, which runs until the end of 2010.
The Naval Museum is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, opening hours are from 12:00 to 17:00 hours. The museum is closed on Mondays between November and April, except during official school holidays. The museum is also closed on 25 and 26 December and New Years’ Day.
Netherlands Naval Museum
1781 AA Den Helder
+31 (0)223 65 75 34
The Marines Museum depicts the centuries-old history of the Marine Corps of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Visitors have the opportunity to experience for themselves what it is like to be a marine, ranging from a sea battle with attacking galleons to international peacekeeping missions. Exhibitions are changed on a regular basis.
The Marines Museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours and on weekends from 11:00 to 17:00 hours. The museum is closed on Mondays and official public holidays, with the exception of Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Boxing Day. The museum is located in the proximity of Blaak train station in Rotterdam.
Marine Corps Museum
3011 WH Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 412 96 00