(VIDEO) HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Re-Opens a Museum.

Queen Beatrix 2012On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands re-opened the  Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers (The National Lifeboat Museum) in Den Helder.

 Established in 1982, the Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers focuses on the:

“…Dutch lifeboat service through the ages and the safety aspects on the waters are at the centre of attention in this museum. The museum is named after a well-known rescuer of Den Helder who was named Dorus Rijkers (1847-1928). Next to the lifesaving company KNRM, attention is also paid to other organizations that undertake rescue work. Original lifeboats, ship models, scale models, paintings, pictures, distinctions, life-saving equipment and films are also displayed.”

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