Stelling 34 (Widerstandsnest 34), belonged to the outer land front of the German Festung (fortress) Hoek van Holland. Five of the seven bunkers still remain including a bunker for ammunition (674), anti-tank guns (667) and provisions. During WOII, the fortress defended part of the 11-kilometer-long tank moat. This moat was largely filled in after the war, but at this location it is quite intact. All bunkers can be visited during Bunker Day.
You can discover objects in the bunker that provide insight into aerial photography by the British Royal Air Force (RAF). The story of the ‘5 rooster farm’ is also told. This farm was allowed to remain in the firing line of the position on the other side of the tank ditch. Reportedly in exchange for 5 roosters. The farm also has a special story about desertion and going into hiding.
As part of the ‘Breekbaar Landschap’ project, the Stelling 33 Foundation adopted the proposition in 2020 and gave it a new meaning. With a spatial intervention, the original trenches have been made visible again by mowing them back into the grass landscape. These ‘green trenches’ now form walking paths that connect the bunkers again.
During Bunker Day, a shuttle service will boat between Stelling 46 and 34 over the former tank moat. More information can be found in the activities below.