Fort Kijkduinroute Walk est un sentier en boucle de 7.7 kilomètres peu fréquenté situé près de Den Helder, North Holland en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 7.7 km Dénivelé: 37 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

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This is a nice walk through windy Den Helder. It is an ANWB walk, which is indicated with signs. BEWARE! As usual, the ANWB maintains the signs poorly or not at all. A few are missing. Start the walk from the station. The route will then be picked up at Motel Den Helder. By car you can park for free at the fort and start the walk there. Napoleon stood here in 1811. On the Helderse dune looking over the sea, longing for Josephine. Oh no that's not right. That must be a false memory. Genuine Hollywood romance from that television series of the 1980s with Armand Assante as the famous warlord. Of course, Napoleon had something else on his mind than relational concerns when he went to see the Gibraltar of the North. Fearing that the English or Russians would set foot here, he had 1500 Spanish prisoners of war built on the Morland, Lasalle and l'Ecluse forts. Morland later became better known as Fort Kijkduin and there is where the Fort Kijkduin route starts and ends. A varied walk through Huisduinen and the Grafaliteitsduinen. The route leads along the gold coast of Den Helder. The ANWB has indicated the trip with signs, but here and there one wants to be missing. Then a route on paper is less of a puzzle. Explanations about the Fort Kijkduin Route can also be found at the parking lot of the fortress. There you can read a lot about this specific history of Den Helder. Fort Kijkduin is more than worth a visit. Not only plenty of history in the museum, but also a North Sea aquarium with a large glass tunnel through which the rays and sharks swim. A cup of coffee is available, but you can also stir. From the fort the walk goes down, about the square where the monumental church of Huisduinen can be found. Now in use as a cultural stage, but also as a wedding location in the picture. Walk out of Huisduinen, a little along the Zeeweg and then onto the Grasdijk. The Tall Jaap, the highest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe, stands as a red guardian of the heritage on the edge of the village. The Grasweg is, as it were, a border between the present and the past. On the right the picturesque Huisduinen. On the left modern radar towers and the blue Gemini Hospital. A special meeting with exotic-looking images follows at the end of this process. No explanation about how and why. They are just there. Via a piece of Huisduinerweg left then through the Churchillpark. Many Nieuwediepers use this beautiful place: people with dogs, mothers with prams, students with school bags and seniors with their partners along the Marsdiepstraat in front of Motel Den Helder. A piece of Linieweg - the Linie is the canal of the same name Napoleon had digged - and then via the Tuinderspad to Kerkhoflaan. Turn left to the cemetery. turn right to Huisduinen. The best is saved for last. The entrance to the Grafaliteitsduinen is closed with a gate and then the paved path winds up and down through the landscape. Scottish Highlanders are supposed to be walking around here, but they sometimes do not show up. In the eighties of the nineteenth century the site was used for military exercises, but only the defense works along the path recall the two world wars. The Fort Kijkduin Route breathes an almost peaceful tranquility. Unique after such a rich military history.

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