Nature in the city
Not only is Den Helder characterised by several nature reserves close by, nature is now also flowing into the city itself and finding a home in many different green initiatives in the city districts.
Stelling van Den Helder
The Stelling van Den Helder - the Defence Line of Den Helder - was built around 1811/1812 by Napoleon to protect the Nieuwe Werk careenage initially, and the Willemsoord National Shipyard in subsequent years. The Defence Line is a network of forts dating from the Napoleonic era, which are connected by strong walls. Nowadays, the Defence Line forms a green ribbon through Den Helder and is worth a visit from a cultural and ecological perspective. More information about this beautiful part of Den Helder can be found here: www.stellingdenhelder.nl.
Allotments are located in several places in Den Helder and Julianadorp. An allotment is a private garden that is not attached to a personal residence. There are five allotment societies: Amateur Tuin Vereniging Rijksweg ATVRijksweg, vereniging van volkstuinhouders 'De Razende Bol', de amateurtuindersvereniging Texelstroom, Volkstuinvereniging Tuindorp and amateurtuindersvereniging Ooghduyne.
Parks in Den Helder
If you feel like a quiet walk, you can visit the Timor Park (Timorlaan 39) or stroll through Quelderduyn (Schootenweg 2c).
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