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Atlantikwall tank wall

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Atlantikwall tank wall
Atlantikwall tank wall

A tank wall stood along the entire length of Katwijk boulevard as part of the Atlantic Wall during WWII. A tank wall or rampart is a military defence structure in the form of a wall that is so thick and high that tanks and armoured vehicles cannot cross it. Tank walls are usually built using concrete. This old wall is largely broken up and lies under the current boulevard, and is therefore not viewable.

The DUNAatelier of Stichting Kunstvereniging Katwijk is located next to a section of the hidden tank wall. They have started a project to renovate the tank wall. Work will continue in the coming months so that the monument will be ready to present on Bunkerdag.

In the adjacent studio you will find more information about Katwijk in wartime. The short film De Verborgen Grens (The Hidden Border), which provides an interesting introduction to the Atlantic Wall, will also be screened in a continuous loop.

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Telefooncentrale

Telefooncentrale

De Stichting Historie Vliegveld Valkenburg (SHVV) heeft de telefooncentrale op voormalig marinevliegkamp Valkenburg omgebouwd tot een bezoekerscentrum. De bovengrondse bunker stamt uit de Koude Oorlog (1982). Hier kwamen alle telefoonlijnen voor het marinevliegkamp binnen, zodat de bunker continu bemand was. Die functie van communicatieknooppunt heeft het gebouw nog steeds, maar dan voor de op het terrein gevestigde bedrijven en de Theaterhangaar. 

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Museum Engelandvaarders

Museum Engelandvaarders

Experience how men and women escaped occupied Holland and continued their resistance against Nazi Germany and Japan from English territory in Museum Engelandvaarders.

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Vleermuisbunker 37H

Vleermuisbunker 37H

You can plan your own visit to this bunker but there will be tour guides and volunteers available to explain about both the bunker and the bats.