Sperre Arendsduin: Barracks bunker 501

The Widerstandsnest 53 complex, to which these three bunkers belong, formed the northwestern Sperre access point to the Festung Hoek van Holland. Various types of bunkers can be found in the immediate vicinity. For example, to the east of the N211 is a residential area built on several small mounds that hide 3 barracks bunkers, 2 munitions bunkers and a kitchen/mess hall combination.

A type 501 barracks bunker can be found in the tea garden at the Intratuin garden centre. This was a simple type of bunker that provided shelter for 9 soldiers and 1 officer, the smallest unit in the German army, called a ‘Gruppe’. Each soldier had a space of 2m2, which had to include furniture. They slept in 3-high bunk beds, had cupboards for their personal effects and used tables and stools to sit at. A stove was also installed for heating and cooking.

other activities in the area

Emergency Control Center

In the event of “the Bomb” dropping, this bunker would provide shelter for the mayor, several civil servants, the police, fire brigade, and GGD for a maximum of one to two weeks.
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Shuttle Service by Boat- Stelling 34

Location: 's-Gravenzande
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Shuttle Service by Boat- Stelling 46

Location: 's-Gravenzande
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Sperre Arendsduin bunkers

The Widerstandsnest 53 formed the northwestern entrance (Sperre) to the Festung Hoek van Holland. The three bunkers that you can visit are: Manschappenbunker 501 & Gun bunker 676 & Kitchen bunker.
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Sperre Arendsduin bunkers ENG

other activities in the area

Emergency Control Center

In the event of “the Bomb” dropping, this bunker would provide shelter for the mayor, several civil servants, the police, fire brigade, and GGD for a maximum of one to two weeks.
Read more

Shuttle Service by Boat- Stelling 34

Location: 's-Gravenzande
Read more

Shuttle Service by Boat- Stelling 46

Location: 's-Gravenzande
Read more

Sperre Arendsduin bunkers

The Widerstandsnest 53 formed the northwestern entrance (Sperre) to the Festung Hoek van Holland. The three bunkers that you can visit are: Manschappenbunker 501 & Gun bunker 676 & Kitchen bunker.
Read more

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