ca. 1920

ca. 1920

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ca. 1700

ca. 1700

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Anno 2023

Anno 2023

Raambekleding, Kuiperij



60 jarig jubileum in Hellevoetsluis

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Experience firefighting through the ages. Reliving the days when it was so exciting just like reading a story book with the howling sirens and tough men!   

The days when the tower guard blew the horn and the night guards walked through the streets with clappers and rattles calling upon the men to extinguish the fire.

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With its extensive collection, the Fire Brigade Museum Hellevoetsluis shows the history of firefighting in the Netherlands from around the year 500 up-to the present day.

You will find everything from leather buckets to hand fire hoses and pumps with the beautiful brass fittings, a unique collection of hand fire hoses from the former Royal Palace Soestdijk, also the development through to the first officially organized fire brigades.


And then of course there are the bright red fire engines with the flashy copper and brass fittings: the legendary Ahrens-Fox with its impressive 'Wind-boiler' on the pump and the stunningly complete and luxurious Italian Fiat, both from the 1920s.

The permanent collection of Fire Brigade Museum Hellevoetsluis is historically unique and perhaps one of the largest in Europe. The Fire Brigade Museum was created in the 1920s by merging the fire brigade collections from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. 

There are also collections from a number of individual private collections and spontaneous donations.

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In addition to the very extensive permanent collection, the museum also has various special exhibitions on show 

For example, the retrospective exhibition on the development history of respiratory protection. In collaboration with the companies Dräger, All Safety Supply and many others this has resulted in a very attractive and interesting exhibition showing the development of respiratory protection over the past 100 years.

The second exhibition is about the history of technical communication development. From the simplest means of the night watchmen and tower watchmen of the past to the newest digital means of communication used in the emergency centers and aid organizations of today.

There is also an opportunity to learn about the history of the museum, which opened in Utrecht in 1926 and relocated to Hellevoetsluis in 1963.

Fire Brigade Museum Hellevoetsluis offers packages for groups. The employees of Fire Brigade Museum Hellevoetsluis are happy to send you relevant offers.

For information and offers you can of course contact Fire Brigade Museum Hellevoetsluis on +31 (0) 181-31 44 79 or, more simply, send your e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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