Wijk aan Zee: 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.

In the bunker, there is now a model of the radar bunker complete with a radar screen.

Please note!: 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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other activities in the area

Activities Dorpsweide Wijk aan Zee

Location: Wijk aan Zee
Read more

Historic Vehicles Wijk aan Zee

Location: Dorpsweide, Wijk aan Zee
Read more

Wijk aan Zee: Communication bunker

Hidden on the Paasdal midget golf course is a small communications bunker.
Read more

Wijk aan Zee: Kitchen bunker WN 63

Every Widerstandsnest (WN) was fully equipped. The soldiers slept in a separate barracks bunker and the food was prepared daily in the kitchen bunker
Read more

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