Museum groundsThe grounds of the museum belong to the Dutch Navy, which means visitors can witness naval traditions all year round. The Navy Mids exercise here frequently and their traditional march through Den Helder, preceeding the yearly Assaut (ball), starts at the museum as well.
BuildingsThe Navy Museum is located at the former Royal Dockyard, also known as Willemsoord. In bygone days navy ships were built and maintained here. In the course of time the museum’s buildings have had various functions.