Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers

Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers

The Netherlands National Sea Rescue Museum in Den Helder.

The Nationaal Reddingmuseum is the Dutch Sea Rescue museum. It is named after Dorus Rijkers (1847-1928), a well-known rescuer. Outside, there are six historic rescue boats in the harbour. In April-October you can take a cruise in one around the port of Den Helder. There are many interesting static displays inside. A wind-turbines lets you experience gale force 10.

Opening Times

Tue-Sun: 10:00-17:00


   €0  Adult with Museumkaart.

   €8.75  Adult without Museumkaart.

Contact and Location Details

Willemsoord 60G
1781AS Den Helder
North Holland

   +31 223 618 320


   52.95853, 4.76907

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Personal Notes

An example of how a museum can make a niche topic exciting, informative and entertaining. There are three floors of exhibits, plus an outside area where you can see six of the floating sea rescue boats. Great museum for children with lots of interactive areas and accessible exhibits. There is a temporary exhibition space on the third-floor. I did not take the trip on the harbour as I was walking the NS Helderse Duinen trail and visiting the Marinemuseum (Dutch Navy Museum) nearby. However, I'd recommend you do it if you have the time.


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Nationaal Reddingmuseum EntranceNationaal Reddingmuseum Sea Rescue BoatsNationaal Reddingmuseum Kids InteractiveNationaal Reddingmuseum Static DisplayNationaal Reddingmuseum Beach Launched LifeboatNationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers