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V143 Radarbunker

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V143 Radarbunker
V143 Radarbunker

This rare type V143 radar bunker was completed in September 1943 and contained a Mammut radar screen. The antenna cables are still present. The bunker itself is still in very good condition and parts of the camouflage pattern can be seen on the outside. You can find out all about the Stelling WN63 (the group to which this bunker belongs) and how the radar worked.

The IJmuiden harbour required extra protection. The ring of some 1100 bunkers and other fortifications around the town was called the Festung IJmuiden and consisted of a sea front, a land front and a low zone. Evidence of all of these can be found in Wijk aan Zee where over 70 bunkers are (partially) exposed or accessible in the sand.

Please note that access to the bunker is via several stairways and through the dunes and is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs or disabled visitors. The bunker itself is not so dusty.

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Marine Artillerie Abteilung 201

Marine Artillerie Abteilung 201

There are several bunkers hidden under the Hotel Het Hoge Duin that you can visit on Bunkerdag.

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Observation tower WN 63

Observation tower WN 63

Only a few of these towers were built along the Atlantic Wall during WWII.

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Barracks bunker M151

Barracks bunker M151

This type Regelbau M151 personnel bunker served as accommodation for 24 marines belonging to the Artillerie Abteilung and the Marine Funkmeβabteilung.