Bridges & Locks

Below you will find relevant information about the bridges and locks on the local waterways in the Port of Den Helder and surrounding areas.

bridge crossing "Het Nieuwe Diep" (outer harbour)

Vice Admiraal Moorman bridge (Moorman brug)

Navigable waterway from/to Koopvaarders tide lock
Contact: VHF 18 or +31 (0)223 65 21 29
Navigable width: 18.00 metres (under and above 18 metres)
Headroom (movable structure): 3.32 metres NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level) 
Headroom (fixed structure): 3.15 metres NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)

Out of service on:
Monday to Thursday inclusive
06.45-08.45 hours (one-time opening at 8.15 for a maximum of 10 minutes)
16.00-17.00 hours
Friday
06.45-08.45 hours (one-time opening at 8.15 for a maximum of 10 minutes)

Bridge crossing the Koopvaardersbinnenhaven (Koopvaarders inner harbour)

Van Kinsbergen bridge (Van Kinsbergen brug)

Contact: VHF 14 or +31 (0)223 61 39 55
Bridge is operated by Den Helder Municipal Port Authority. No permanent occupation
Navigable width: 17,00 metres

Operating times:
Monday to Thursday inclusive
06.00-07.00 hours
08.10-12.00 hours
12.15-12.45 hours
13.00-16.00 hours
17.00-23.00 hours
Friday
06.00-07.00 hours
08.10-12.00 hours
12.15-12.45 hours
13.00-24.00 hours
Saturday
24.00-22.00 hours
Sunday and national holidays
08.00-23.00 hours

Bridge over the navigable waterway to the Industriehaven (industrial harbour), Spoorhaven (railway harbour) and various marinas

Burgemeester Visser bridge (Burgemeester Visser brug)

Burgemeester Visser bridge
Over the navigable waterway to the Industriehaven (industrial harbour), Spoorhaven (railway harbour) and various marinas
Contact: VHF 22 or +31 (0)223 61 32 92
Bridge is remotely operated from the Koopvaarders tide lock
Navigable width: 17,00 metres
Headroom: 3.04 metres NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)
Level difference: 5.90 metres NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)

Operating times:
Monday to Thursday inclusive
00.00-07.00 hours
08.30-16.00 hours
17.00-24.00 hours
Friday
00.00-07.00 hours
08.30-24.00 hours
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
00.00-24.00 hours

Out of service on:
Monday to Friday
07.00-08.30 hours

Tide lock between Noordhollandskanaal and Buitenhaven (outer harbour) Den Helder (Het Nieuwe Diep)

Koopvaarder tide lock (Koopvaarderschutsluis)

Koopvaarder tide lock is only operable at water levels between +2.00 and –2.00 metres NAP ((Normal Amsterdam Level)
Contact: +31 (0)223 61 32 92

Vessel length: 85 metres (92 metres by special request)
Navigable width: 15.95 metres
Outer level: 6.45 metres under NAP
Inner level: 5.90 metres under NAP

Operating times:
all year round
00.00-24.00 hours


Tide lock between outer harbour and the wet dock of the old naval dockyard Willemsoord and entrance to Willemsoord Marina

Zeedok tide lock (Zeedok sluis)

The bridge is operated by the staff of Jachtwerf Willemsoord.
Contact: +31 (0)6 54 92 85 47

Operating times:


April and May:
Monday to Friday inclusive:

08.00 -17.00 hours
Saturday and Sunday:

08.00-10.00 hours
18.00-21.00 hours

June to August inclusive:
Monday to Friday inclusive:

08.00-11.00 hours
13.00-16.00 hours
18.00-21.00 hours
Saturday and Sunday:

08.00-11.00 hours
13.00-16.00 hours
18.00-21.00 hours

September:

Monday to Friday inclusive:

On call
Saturday and Sunday:

08.00 - 11.00 hours
13.00 - 15.00 hours
18.00 - 20.00 hours

Vessel length: 32 metres (double gate operation)
Vessel length: 37 metres (single gate operation)
Navigable width: 20.10 metres
Outer level: 8 metres under NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)
Inner level: 7.42 metres under NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)

The ferry docking bridges in the Maritieme Binnenhaven (maritime inner harbour) and the Werfkanaal (yard canal) and the Willemsoord bridge Weststraat are operated by the staff of Jachtwerf Willemsoord

Other bridges

Contact: +31 (0)6 54 92 85 47

Zuidstraat ferry docking bridge

Navigable width: 13.10 metres

Operating times:
1 May to 31 August inclusive - Monday to Sunday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours
1 September to 30 April inclusive - Monday to Friday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours

Lifeboat Museum ferry docking bridge

Navigable width : 13.10 metres

Operating times:
1 May to 31 August inclusive - Monday to Sunday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours
1 September to 30 April inclusive - Monday to Friday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours

Weststraat ferry docking bridge

Navigable width: 9.73 metres

Operating times:
1 May to 31 August inclusive - Monday to Sunday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours
1 September to 30 April inclusive - Monday to Friday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours

Willemsoord bridge Weststraat

Navigable width: 11.00 metres

Operating times:
1 May to 31 August inclusive - Monday to Sunday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours
1 September to 30 April inclusive - Monday to Friday inclusive: 08.00-16.00 hours

In/over Balgzandkanaal (navigable waterway Noordhollandskanaal-Amstelmeer)

Kooy lock with Oostoever bridge (Kooy sluis met Oostoever brug)

Contact: +31 (0)223 52 12 20
Operating times:

16 April to 31 May inclusive:
Monday to Thursday inclusive

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-16.00 hours
16.45-22.00 hours
Friday

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-22.00 hours
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays

09.00-18.00 hours

1 June to 15 September inclusive:
Monday to Thursday inclusive

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-16.00 hours
16.45-22.00 hours
Friday

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-22.00 hours
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays

09.00-19.00 hours

16 September to 15 October inclusive:
Monday to Thursday inclusive

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-16.00 hours
16.45-22.00 hours
Friday

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-22.00 hours
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays

09.00-18.00 hours

16 October to 15 April inclusive:

Monday to Thursday inclusive

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-16.00 hours
16.45-22.00 hours
Friday

06.00-07.15 hours
08.00-22.00 hours
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays

out of service.

These bridges are operated from the Kooy lock control centre

Bridges crossing Noordhollandskanaal/Balgzandkanaal/Kanaal Stolpen-Schagen

Contact: VHF 20 or +31 (0)223 52 12 20

Over the Noordhollandskanaal:


Kooy bridge
near Den Helder (headroom ± 7.00 metres)
Koegrasspoorbrug over the N9 (headroom ± 2.50 metres)
Floating bridge in ’t Zand
Bascule bridge
near “De Stolpen” (headroom ± 4.50 metres)
Floating bridge
in St. Maartensvlotbrug
Floating bridge
in Burgervlotbrug
Bridge in Schoorldam
(headroom on the east side for motor yachts: 2.70 metres)

Over the Balgzandkanaal:


Balgzand bridge
near Van Ewijcksluis

Over the Kanaal Stolpen-Schagen:


Stolper drawbridge

Zijper drawbridge


These two bridges are operated on the spot. Bridge operation can be requested via VHF 20 or +31 (0)72 51 98 55.