Het Arsenaal Vlissingen, Zeelands most exciting day out
Stand eye to eye with a real shark, get to know the exciting pirate attractions or look out over the Westerschelde from sixty-five metres up.
The Pirate Mission
Stand in the shoes of a real pirate. The new Pirate Mission lets children experience everything that a pirate has to face! An exciting mission has to be accomplished. The children return from the spectacular pirates’ world as hardened sea dogs!
The biggest pirate park in the Netherlands
From above decks down to the dark hold, this pirates’ nest on the waterfront in Vlissingen has all sorts of things for both young and old to experience! Het Arsenaal shows you what life was like in the time of the buccaneers. First of all, you get to know Captain Blackbeard and his experiences on board his ship as he takes you on a trip through the brigands’ world in “A Pirate’s Adventure”.
In the pirates’ den, where you are given a picture of the tough life of a privateer (with just a touch of humour), you will find partying skeletons, Harry the Hook and coarse-mannered seamen, as well as finding out what your ‘sea legs’ are. Then it’s time for the real thing: you experience a blood-curdling naval battle on board the ship simulator.
Zeeland's largest collection of marine animals
We have an extensive collection of North Sea fish in superb aquariums. You can even stroke sharks and rays here. Our underwater world has recently been extended to include a tropical room, containing no less than four new large aquariums. Innumerable brightly-coloured tropical fish swim around here in true-to-life surroundings. Tours and feeding demonstrations are given regularly.