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Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

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Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)
Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

The Vinetaduin harbours a unique combination of four layers of 20th century military history in the Netherlands. In the middle of a protected nature reserve we find a group of Dutch casemates dating from 1914 to 1918, a Dutch artillery battery from 1937 to 1940, a German coastal battery from 1940 to 1945 and an American communications post from 1967. In other words: every war era from the last century has left its mark here.

The Vinetaduin is currently a wonderful nature reserve, home to some rare animal species, including various hibernating bats. The reserve is property of the Zuid Hollands Landschap and not normally accessible to the public.

Time has clearly not stood still here and the bunkers have been taken over by notable flora and fauna. We invite Bunkerdag visitors to experience this ever-changing environment on a mapped-out tour along the bunkers. The route also includes Bunker Bremen, which has been set up as a museum.

Don’t forget to bring your torch! The bunkers and corridors are not wheelchair accessible.

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Hoofdkwartier Marine-Artillerie (Navy Artillery Headquarters) Abteilung 205 – The 'Markostand'

Hoofdkwartier Marine-Artillerie (Navy Artillery Headquarters) Abteilung 205 – The 'Markostand'

This unique bunker complex was the headquarters of the German coastal artillery at Hoek van Holland. It opens specially for the Bunkerdag. 

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Sperre Arendsduin: Barracks bunker 501, Artillery bunker 676 & Kitchen bunker

Sperre Arendsduin: Barracks bunker 501, Artillery bunker 676 & Kitchen bunker

The Widerstandsnest 53 complex, to which these three bunkers belong, formed the northwestern Sperre access point to the Festung Hoek van Holland.

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Bunker Bremen

Bunker Bremen

This munitions bunker is part of the German Vineta battery and is currently home to the Nederlands Militair kustverdedigingsmuseum (Dutch Military Coastal Defence Museum).