Dutchhelmets.nl is a collection of which the main part consists of (Dutch) helmets, headgear and gas masks used by the Dutch Amerd Forces, Police and other organisations from 1916 to present days. The collection also consists of Dutch uniforms, insignia and equipment.
Dutchhelmets.nl is a non-political website dedicated to research and collecting of Dutch militaria. The intention of this website is to inform museums, historians and others interested in Dutch militaria.
On Dutchhelmets.nl you can find articles concerning Dutch helmets used by the Netherlands Armed Forces. You can also find articles concerning helmets used by the Netherlands Police, Civil Defence and other (non-) governmental organisations. Romanian helmets produced in the Netherlands prior to World War 2, Luxembourg post-war helmets produced in the Netherlands and Dutch helmets used by various organisations throughout occupied Europe are also posted on this website.
If you are interrested in Dutch headgear, gas masks and insignia, you can also find information about this on the Dutch subpages.
Dutchhelmets.nl also has 14 helmets from the former Henk L. Visser collection. This collection of helmets will be kept together by Dutchhelmets.nl. These helmets can bve seen on the Specials page.
On the page More, you can read more about the Dutchhelmets goal, about the Dutchhelmets administrator, etc.
The administrator of Dutchhelmets.nl kindly requests you to read the terms before you go through the Dutchhelmets website. You can use the linkbutton below to go to the terms page.
The Dutchhelmets goal
Is to achieve a complete insight on the helmets developed, produced, modified, imported and used in the Netherlands from 1916 to present days. A lifetime of work awaits.... So, please contact Dutchhelmets.nl if you have any Dutch lids you want to get rid off or if you have any information concerning Dutch (used) helmets.
Hopefuly, this website will become a good basis for research concerning helmets produced and used in the Netherlands. As this site keeps growing, please do not hesitate to give your feedback. Are helmets correctly identified? If not, contact Dutchhelmets.nl.
Behind the scene
Dutchhelmets.nl has collected military memorabilia for over 30 years and specialised in Dutch helmets over 12 years ago.
Dutchhelmets.nl not only collects, but mainly does research on Dutch (used) helmets. Therefore, Dutchhelmets.nl can offer information regarding Dutch helmets and provide in-depth knowledge on original lids. Dutchhelmets.nl can advice musea and collectors in making quality decisions on what they purchase and at the same time protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.
Do not throw militaria away!
Dutchhelmets asks your attention to preserve militaria, mainly militaria from both World Wars, too prevent that militaria, which at first hand seems unimportant, gets lost. Dutchhelmets.nl wants too contribute in preserving militaria and to make sure that militaria gets its intended purpose and is kept for future generations. If you have any militaria you want too get rid off, please contact Dutchhelmets.nl by using the contact form or contact a local museum.
Donations to the Dutchhelmets collection shall never be sold, swaped or otherwise removed from the Dutchhelmets collection. Donations will be well documented and well preserved for future generations.
Unfortunaly, various collectors and militaria traders abuse the registred domain name "Dutchhelmets" when approaching others over the internet.
If you are approached by someone who presents him- or herself as Dutchhelmets, please contact Dutchhelmets.nl by using the contact form for futher information.
Dutchhelmets.nl has been digitally archived by the National Library of the Netherlands. Main purpose is too permantlly preserve Dutchhelmets.nl, ensuring that all information is kept for future generations.
Since May 2015, Dutchhelmets.nl is member of Online-Musea.nl and has been granted the Online Musea Approval mark. For more information about Online-Musea, please click on the certificate underneath. You can also click on the Online-Musea logo on the right top corner of every page.
On the website of Online-Musea, you can find various websites of online museums.
Some of the pictures above have been modified by blurring insignia that may be experienced as offensive. This is not the case with pictures in the various articles, due to the informative objective and historical value. Please be aware of this.
Wanted helmets and militaria
Despite that all Dutch helmets are very welcome in the collection, Dutchhelmets.nl is especially on the lookout for the following helmets to complete the collection as much as possible. As there is limited documentation availible, most research is done by the 'comparing' method and technical research without damaging helmets.
Dutchhelmets is interested in the following helmets:
- Dutch produced helmets used by German auxillary forces, Luftschutz, etc during WW2,
- Helmets used by Dutch collaborators during WW2,
- KNIL helmets,
- m16 (van Heijst) helmets,
- m27 helmets,
- m33 helmets,
- m38 helmets,
- Verblifa made Troepenhelmen (m53) with the following production stamps:
*VB855S3 and VB55 8S3,
*VB56 9S3 and
(These stamps can be found on the rim at front side of the steel shell)
- Linnemann-Schnetzer produced helmets with the following stamps:
*LS58-B??? (1, 2 or 3 numbers sfter the B. These stamps can be found on the rim at front side of the steel shell).
And all Dutch used/produced helmets you want to get rid off!