Dry dock Jan Blanken (Hellevoetsluis)

A visit to the maritime repair site in Hellevoetsluis is a unique experience for young and old. Back in
the days of the Great Naval Heroes. Come admire innovative traditional craftsmanship in the historic
Droogdok Jan Blanken.

Museum ship The Buffel (Hellevoetsluis) 

The Buffel, built in Scotland, served in the Royal Dutch Navy from 1868 to 1896 as a ram tower ship
to defend Dutch coastal waters. As such, the Buffel was the Navy’s first fully steam-propelled ship.
This museum ship is a unique piece of maritime cultural heritage that belongs to the fortified city of

Lightship 12 Noord Hinder (Hellevoetsluis) (free entrance)

The Noord-Hinder (Lightship No 12) is the last lightship built in the Netherlands. The light had a range
of 27 nautical miles and was 18 meters above sea level. The light from the 4,200-watt lamp was
amplified by a Fresnel lens and produced 2 flashes every 10 seconds.

Minesweeper Bernisse (Hellevoetsluis)(Hellevoetsluis)

This historic Coastal Minesweeper is the only ship in service in Western Europe in the AMS 60 class.
The M.S. Bernisse is located on the Koningskade in the fortress harbor of Hellevoetsluis and can be
visited regularly. A unique ship but with a rich history that the volunteers are happy to tell you about.

Ports of Rotterdam, Futureland

You can’t get any closer to the most modern port in Europe. Experience for yourself what it is like
when everything is big, bigger or biggest! In FutureLand you come face to face with the development
of the newest port area of Rotterdam. Maasvlakte 2 not only shows you the world’s most modern
container terminals and largest seagoing vessels, but also the latest innovations in offshore. Curious
about other Rotterdam port developments? Be amazed by the role of digitalization or promising new
forms of energy. Discover fantastic views of Europe’s smartest terminals from the Panorama Deck.
Take a unique tour or boat trip through Maasvlakte 2. Imagine yourself as a crane operator in the
Drop the Box game. Or take a look behind the fences in the 360PortExplorer. It’s all possible in

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