This photo shows the old centre of this fortified city; it is a nice place to be.


Hellevoetsluis has an important harbour from way back; it was the home port of Admirals Tromp, De Ruyter and Piet Heyn.


In 1796 Jan Blanken Jansz. obtained permission to build a dry dock and it is being restored now. You can visit it, but the accompanying small museum has high thresholds here and there, and outside you must improvise a bit to see the whole (at least during the works).


The Firework Museum is recommended. It has a large collection, also in miniature. Nice to dole around and it has a stair-lift to the second floor. To reach the Museum is a bit tricky; facing the Dutch Tourist Office VVV go left, through the gate. There is a large parking lot.


On the left hand side of the VVV is a church which has a beautiful sounding carillon. When you turn right a t the VVV, following the canal, you see a restaurant on the dyke, which has a very nice view over the Haringvliet.


Somewhat further on lies the well-known Lichtship 12 Noord-Hinder. It is a museum now, but not accessible for the less mobile.





Museum Gesigt van t Dok, Oostzanddijk 22; open from April to November in weekends from 14.30 17.00 hrs. and on appointment, but during the works the door stood open.

Nationaal Brandweermuseum, Industriehaven 8; open from the First of April to the First of November, daily from 10.00 16.00 hrs. and Sunday from 11.00 16.00 hrs. During the Winter months on appointment.