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Prominent role for DAF during historical weekend in Den Helder

ER Classics Desktop 2022

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2016 is the Historical Weekend Den Helder for the 20e once hosted hundreds of classic cars and dozens of historic ships. On the monumental site of the Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord, impressive historic passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, military and agricultural vehicles and ships can be admired free of charge.

For the 20e edition, vehicles of Dutch manufacture have been chosen as a special theme. One can fully enjoy DAF passenger cars with the revolutionary Variomatic drive and impressive DAF trucks in many versions. For the first time, the DAF museum from Eindhoven and the national associations of DAF oldtimers are present with an exhibition about the origin of the first DAF passenger car and the 50th anniversary of the DAF 44. Near the military village, at the trucks and on the theme square at the main entrance next to Bonaire, many DAFs and lesser-known Dutch brands such as FTF trucks can be seen. Classic cars built before 1975 will also make their appearance in the Marinestad. It all happens in an atmosphere in which historic ships are again placed in a special light. The organization is counting on dozens of ships to call at Den Helder.

The organization expects to welcome a varied selection of classic items in Den Helder. Image: Organization Historical Weekend
The organization expects to welcome a varied selection of classic items in Den Helder. Image: Organization Historical Weekend Den Helder

Combination with music festival
The anniversary edition of the Historical Weekend coincides with the KnorhanenKapellenFestival 2016. Orchestras and wind bands come from all over the Netherlands to Den Helder. On the lock gates on Willemsoord the performances are on Saturday and Sunday. Atmospheric and pleasant music find a nice place between the classic cars, the cozy terraces and the children's square. Saturday 25 June is from 19.30 in Studio 62 on Willemsoord a spectacular music festival and party where the chapels and orchestras go for the main prize. Thanks to the cooperation of the Knorhanen, the Helderse Ondernemersvereniging Binnenstad HOB and the Historical Weekend Den Helder, the music festival and the performances are free of charge. .

Attention to technology, presentations and museums
The technology bus is located on the technology square. A unique opportunity for young people to get acquainted with technology. The children's square is also an attraction especially for young people. On Saturday and Sunday there are spectacular tours with all kinds of classic vehicles through the beautiful surroundings and the city center of Held. In the covered nostalgic market there is a large and very varied selection of small and large historical treasures. The highlight in this market are the presentations about the history of DAF passenger cars. Visitors to the event area can visit the Marinemuseum, the Rescue Museum and the screw steamship Zr.Ms. Visit Bonaire from 1877.

More Info
More information about this spectacular event full of Dutch heritage can be found on the website But you do not have to visit the site. You can now also decide to reserve a spot in your agenda for the coming weekend. Because it is certain that the jubilee event in Den Helder will appeal to every visitor.



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