Willemsoord (old Navy Yard)
There are many things to see and activities to undertake in Den Helder, most of which are within walking distance from our marina. The old Navy Yard ‘Willemsoord’, as well as the Royal Navy College, is situated between the harbor and the city centre. You can reach Willemsoord by going right leaving the Harssens Peninsula, and enter the premises of the Marine Museum on the left after 200 meters.
Willemsoord, the former ship and maintenance yard of the Royal Netherlands Navy, is a monumental part of Den Helder which is gradually developing into an open district. On the old Navy Yard, the offices and warehouses have been converted into an event area. On Willemsoord you will find many places to eat and drink. You will also find the Marine Museum, the Rescue Museum and the Museum Harbour. But also a theater and a cinema, a children’s playground and shops.
If you cross the drawbridge, you will reach the city center. There you will find supermarkets, a bakery, a butcher and many other stores. You can use the map on our homepage for your orientation.
The marina of the RNNYC is located about five kilometers from the area of Huisduinen. There you will find one of the fortresses of Den Helder with attractions such as a North Sea Aquarium, the lighthouse ‘Lange Jaap’ and the beach with a beach bar.