Exploring & tasting culture

Den Helder attractions

Learn about naval history and life at the Naval Museum. Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon in the Fort Kijkduin museum and check out the marine life in the adjacent aquarium. Looking for even more adventure? Try out your sea legs and experience what it's like to rescue skippers in the Rescue Museum. Aye, captain!

Experience it all

Get carried away and switch off

The lights will certainly go off at the De Kampanje Performing Arts Center which is housed in a city monument. Let yourself be carried away by a performance in this unique theater. Looking for an original souvenir? Check out the design workshop MindsZ where the focus is on upcycling and employing special needs designers. Hungry? There are several top restaurants close by. Our tips? We recommend Kade60 Eten & Drinken, Restaurant Stoom or Leuk Eten & Drinken, all located in beautiful buildings on Willemsoord (just opposite our hotel).

Catch a boat

Genuine Texel

With Texel just around the corner, the location of Hotel De Werf is even more alluring. Take a daytrip to Texel and let the locals show you real island life. Go shrimp fishing with two veteran fishermen on real Texel fishing boats or visit the genuine Wezenspyk cheese farm. Another good idea is to take a beach stroll from Paal 19 to Paal 21: you will pass two beach pavilions with the same names that are surely worth a visit!