14 AUGUST 2021 TILL SPRING 2022
ON THE OUTDOOR AREA OF DRY DOCK JAN BLANKEN
Come and get to know the renewed open-air museum and take a look at Rapids from 14 August! An outdoor exhibition with a virtual timeline, suitable for young and old, in which we reveal the story of 400 years of Haven. Here you can immerse yourself completely corona-proof in the heritage of Hellevoetsluis and its maritime history.
At Rapids we take you on a journey through time from 1597. The top pieces from the City Museum are presented on the site of Droogdok Jan Blanken; From the moment of completion of the fortified harbor in 1621, until the opening of the Haringvliet dam in 1971 and the transition to the freshwater recreational harbour.
You take a visual trip through the centuries, past highlights, naval battles, (world) wars, technical developments, political decisions, fleet parades, trade successes and disasters. Naturally, various high-profile historical figures are also reviewed. Step by step you will come closer to the here and now and you will recognize the value of Droogdok Jan Blanken, the former Rijkswerf and the bustling life in the fortified harbor (even more).
Along the way you will find a number of QR codes that you can scan with your smartphone, to dive even deeper into the virtual timeline and into the backgrounds online. You will immediately become acquainted with an important part of the completely renewed website of Fortresse Holland.
The outdoor exhibition can be found on the site Droogdok Jan Blanken, Dokweg 5 in Hellevoetsluis. Open on weekdays from 10am to 5pm and on weekends from 1pm to 4.30pm. The exhibition is free to enter and reservations are not necessary.
In addition, guided tours can be booked during the opening, which can be booked via this website.
Virtual timeline made possible by: Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Municipality of Hellevoetsluis, DeltaPORT Donatiefonds, Mondriaan Fund and GeK.
Realization outdoor exhibition: Kinkorn, Voorne-Putten rental & events
Researchers and copywriters: Bob Benschop, Daniëlle Hoebe, Rich van Kralingen, Teun Lageweg, Imke van Herk, Monique van de Wijdeven, Róbin van de Wetering and Dominique Sonneveld.