The old whaling village of Huisduinen borders Den Helder. In the coastal town there is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Netherlands and the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe: the Lange Jaap.
Huisduinen’s biggest tourist attraction is Fort Kijkduin. This fort, built by Napoleon, contains a museum and the Nordzee Aquarium. You can also walk from here via the sea dike to the cosy and quiet family beach and enjoy a great view of the sea. Or head to the Grafaliteitsduinen. There are many walking and bicycling paths through this large dune area and along the way you will encounter various animals, including Konik horses and Scottish Highlanders.
The Atlantikwall Centre is new in Huisduinen. Visitors can learn about the chronological progression of the Second World War, the geography and form of the Atlantikwall and stories and events from Den Helder’s war history.