A large number of visitors are expected at the Navy Days and Sail. To control the influx of people a number of measures will be taken.
Parking on Naval terrain is prohibited for visitors of the Navy Days and Sail throughout the Navy Days and Sail 2017.
Traffic wardens and Parking assistants will direct cars to dedicated parking areas at the Transferium (Kooypunt). For (visibly marked) disabled transport a separate parking area has been arranged closer to the events area. Busses will be directed to their dedicated parking places by the Traffic wardens.
There will be transfer busses from and to the Transferium (information to follow).
Going to SAIL Den Helder by train is easy and the event area is situated approx. 10 minutes walking distance from Central Station Den Helder (the route through the center of Den Helder is easily signposted).
On Thursday morning on 22 June extra trains will be put in to ensure that every 15 minutes there is an arrival at Den Helder between 11:00 and 13:00.
In the evening extra trains will run at 22:30 and 00:30 in the direction of Alkmaar/Amsterdam.
On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June you can travel between 10:00 and 12:00 from Alkmaar four times an hour to Den Helder instead of just twice.
In the evening extra trains will run at 23:30 and 00:30 in the direction of Alkmaar/Amsterdam.
On Sunday 25 June you can travel between 09:00 and 11:00 from Alkmaar four times an hour to Den Helder instead of twice an hour.
In the evening extra trains will run at 18:00 and 20:00 in the direction of Alkmaar/Amsterdam.
You can book your train ticket in advance on ns.nl. From the 22nd until the 25th of June you will get a 20% discount when traveling to Den Helder departing from any station within the Netherlands.
Or get your return ticket to SAIL Den Helder for only € 21 (standard class), € 27 (first class) and € 7 (child 4-11 years) INCLUDING SAIL CAP OR NAVY SEABAG, valid from the 22nd until the 25th of June when departing from any station within the Netherlands. Book this ticket on Spoordeelwinkel.nl.
Be well prepared for your journey:
Especially in the weekend it can be very busy in the trains and therefore we advise you to prepare your trip well. Plan your trip with a Travelplanner. Also plan your return trip. Not every destination can be reached in an easy way late at night. Especially take into account large crowds of people at the station and in the trains on your trip back.
Extra closures of the Koegrasspoorbrug
From 22 to 25 June there will be extra times when the Koegrasspoorbrug is closed due to the extra trains to and from Den Helder.
Thursday 11:00-13:00 and 20:30-00:30
Friday 10:00-12:00 and 23:00-01:30
Saturday 10:00-12:00 and 23:00-01:30
Sunday 09:00-11:00 and 18:00-20:00
You can find more information about the extra closures here. Currently, this information will be available in Dutch only.