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Alkmaar

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Telefoonbunker R616

Telefoonbunker R616

This type R616 telephone bunker can be found in Alkmaar town centre. Two exhibitions tell you more about the city's defence. 

Ameland

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Walking tour – The Bunker complex during WWII (Ameland)

Walking tour – The Bunker complex during WWII (Ameland)

Hoe zag het bunkercomplex er uit op Ameland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog? Sommige onderdelen zijn nog terug te vinden. Anderen kennen we enkel nog uit de verhalen van overlevering.

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Bunkermuseum Ameland

Bunkermuseum Ameland

This former kitchen bunker is designed as a small museum. There is also a guided tour along the other bunkers.

Beverwijk

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Randprogramma Fort aan den Sint Aagtendijk

Randprogramma Fort aan den Sint Aagtendijk

There’s a lot to experience at Fort aan den Sint Aagtendijk on Bunkerdag.

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Fort aan den Sint Aagtendijk

Fort aan den Sint Aagtendijk

This fort dates from 1899 and was part of the ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’. Just as many other forts, it was appropriated by German forces during WWII. This fort was used as an ammunition store.

Den Haag

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Tobruk Ypenburg

Tobruk Ypenburg

Deze tobruk werd in 2017 gevonden bij de aanleg van de Rotterdamse Baan en verplaatst naar zijn huidige locatie. 

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Artillery bunker 625B (The Hague)

Artillery bunker 625B (The Hague)

The main line of defence against tanks on the northeast side was formed by a tank wall measuring over 1100 metres in length. This tank wall originally included three gun bunkers of the same type. The guns in these bunkers covered the tank wall.

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Atlantikwall in stripverhaal

Atlantikwall in stripverhaal

Het verhaal van de Atlantikwall wordt verteld in een interessant en spannend stripverhaal. Het stripboek is tijdens Bunkerdag te koop bij het Vinetaduin. Tekenaar Hennie is aanwezig om te signeren. 

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Tour Atoombunker Schedeldoekshaven (FULLY BOOKED)

Tour Atoombunker Schedeldoekshaven (FULLY BOOKED)

The former atomic bunker at the Schedeldoekshaven will be open to the public especially for Bunkerdag.

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Barracks bunker 622

Barracks bunker 622

This bunker has not been opened before. It is in a bad state due to the effects of damp but real enthusiasts will see the beauty of this bunker in its decay.

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Dertiendagh book and Escape Experience

Dertiendagh book and Escape Experience

Dertiendagh by Maarten Bruns and Maria Postema is an exciting youth novel about sixteen-year-old Erik who searches for undiscovered bunkers in the dunes of Scheveningen.

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Command bunker 610

Command bunker 610

This bunker provided shelter for a portion of the Führer der Schnellboote staff.

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Company West

Company West

Company West is a WWII re-enactment group and on Bunkerdag they will set up an American army style camp nearby the Führer der Schnellboote.

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Führer der Schnellboote - Command bunker V149

Führer der Schnellboote - Command bunker V149

The bunker, built under the Belvédère Park, was connected to other bunkers in the complex by various corridors.

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Dunea walk

Dunea walk

How was drinking water produced and supplied during WWII?

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Historical shuttle service

Historical shuttle service

Able Compagnie owns and displays all sorts of vehicles that were built and used in WWII (1939-1945).

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Atlantic Wall Museum Scheveningen

Atlantic Wall Museum Scheveningen

Almost all the bunkers in the Scheveningen complex are still intact and the Atlantic Wall Museum Scheveningen Foundation has reopened and authentically refurnished the command bunker, the barracks bunker and the toilet bunker.

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Kitchen bunker 645

Kitchen bunker 645

ATTENTION: Due unforeseen circumstances you can not enter this bunker. The bunker will open it's doors, so you can take a look from the outside. 

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Tunnel system Widerstandsnest 67 HL

Tunnel system Widerstandsnest 67 HL

Near the boulevard of Kijkduin, under the dunes, is a hidden tunnel system; a part of the Widerstandsnest 67 HL complex.

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Guild walking tour of the bunkers

Guild walking tour of the bunkers

The Hague received the second highest commendation possible for the defence of the coast from Nazi Germany. Moreover, Reichskommissar Seyss-Inquart’s headquarters was also located there.

Den Helder

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Telephone bunker 616

Telephone bunker 616

This telephone bunker is one of the three remaining in the Netherlands, this one is mirror-built. 

Dishoek

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Kitchen bunker 134

Kitchen bunker 134

You will find three smoke ducts in the wall. This specimen has also been war-damaged probably due to the battle that raged here on November 2nd and 3rd in 1944.

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Field kitchen, guardhouse and ‘Sanitätermateriaal’

Field kitchen, guardhouse and ‘Sanitätermateriaal’

In addition to multiple bunkers in Dishoek being open to view, you will also find an exhibition of original uniforms and other equipment here.

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Original uniforms

Original uniforms

Visitors to the bunkers in Dishoek can also see a number of very special army uniforms.

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Barracks bunker 622

Barracks bunker 622

On the outside of this bunker you can still clearly see damage from a 'Typhoon’ rocket and 20mm bullet holes from an aircraft gun.

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Flitslezingen: De Enigma

Flitslezingen: De Enigma

Het kraken van de cryptomachine Enigma zorgde voor een keerpunt in de oorlog. Hoe werkte hij en hoe werd hij gekraakt?

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Munitions bunker M145

Munitions bunker M145

This bunker has suffered a lot of damage on the outside, but in contrast to the barracks bunker, the damage was not caused by missiles, but by a test-explosion that was meant to demolish the bunker.

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Barracks bunker 622

Barracks bunker 622

This bunker, in contrast to the other barracks bunkers in these dunes, is still completely undamaged and intact.

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Barracks bunker 622

Barracks bunker 622

This battery took a beating, sustaining quite a lot of damage, during heavy fighting on November 1st 1944.

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Munitions bunker M145

Munitions bunker M145

This bunker was an ammunition store and you can still see lists of types of ammunition that were kept here noted on the walls.

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Hospitalbunker

Hospitalbunker

This is the only type M159 hospital bunker in The Netherlands and played a significant role during the war.

Dordrecht

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Film - Liberation of Dordrecht

Film - Liberation of Dordrecht

In this short film, we are transported back to the joyful moment of Dordrecht’s liberation.

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Kazemat type P

Kazemat type P

The P casemate in Dordrecht will be open to the public for the first time this year

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Barracks bunker 502 with Flakbedding

Barracks bunker 502 with Flakbedding

This barracks bunker is unique in its kind, because its roof is equipped with a Flakbedding - a type of anti-aircraft weapon.

Egmond aan Zee

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Keep Them Rolling

Keep Them Rolling

You can admire these driveable heirlooms on the Boulevard Noord, near the path leading to the Bunkermuseum Jansje Schong.

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Former Bergen airfield and WN 7

Former Bergen airfield and WN 7

A visit to this location on Bunkerdag includes the former airfield, the airfield museum, the former 'befehlstand' (command post), WN 7 and the Flak bunker village to the north of the airfield.

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Munitions bunker V.F. 7a

Munitions bunker V.F. 7a

This type V.F. 7a munitions bunker is transformed into a small museum. 

Groede

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Stutzpunkt Groede

Stutzpunkt Groede

When soldiers of the Canadian 7th Infantry liberated Groede and the surrounding area on October 25th 1944, they were surprised to find a well-camouflaged German bunker ‘village’, part of the Atlantic Wall, just outside the village itself. It appears to be an ordinary village with streets and houses, but in reality it is the regional headquarters and ‘Stützpunkt’ Groede.

Hellevoetsluis

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De Verborgen Grens (The Hidden Border)

De Verborgen Grens (The Hidden Border)

De Verborgen Grens is an educative film about the German-made coastal defence system in The Netherlands. The film includes footage that has never been screened before and photos from private collections and archives.

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Walking tour - Traces of WWII

Walking tour - Traces of WWII

There is much more of the Atlantic Wall and WWII to see in Hellevoetsluis.Discover it for yourself during the special tour. 

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Artillery bunker type 612

Artillery bunker type 612

This type 612 gun bunker was equipped with a cannon, mounted on a carriage, that was used to fire parallel to the coastline.

Hoek van Holland

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Bunkernacht Staelduinse Bos

Bunkernacht Staelduinse Bos

Op de avond voor Bunkerdag organiseert het Zuid-Hollands Landschap 4 bijzondere bunker & vleermuis excursies. Reserveren verplicht!

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(Full) Vinetaduin tunnels

(Full) Vinetaduin tunnels

Take an exclusive look inside the underground tunnel system. This system connected the barracks bunkers, ensuring that troops could move safely to and from their posts in the artillery bunkers.

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Zeetoren extra programme

Zeetoren extra programme

Are you in for a bit of excitement? Then these activities at the Zeetoren might be something for you!

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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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Zeetoren (Sea tower)

Zeetoren (Sea tower)

This octagonal tower was built around 1941 by the German armed forces and was dubbed 'Münze' - the codename for the radar on the roof.

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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).

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Fort 1881

Fort 1881

This coastal defence system is now a museum and tells the story about life in the fort during warrtime and the role it played during the WWII. 

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Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

Every war era from the last century has left its mark here.

IJmuiden

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Resistance museum on Wheels (Verzetsmuseum op Wielen)

Resistance museum on Wheels (Verzetsmuseum op Wielen)

Verzetsmuseum Junior op Wielen is a mobile children's exhibition about the real-life stories of four children living during WWII.

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Schnellbootbunker

Schnellbootbunker

This is one of the largest bunkers that are still found in our country.

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Torpedo storage

Torpedo storage

The ammunition for the Schnellboote, the torpedoes, was stored in a munitions bunker that was specially designed for the purpose.

Katwijk

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(Geannuleerd) Archeoloog voor een dag

Helaas is deze activiteit geannulleerd!

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Tank wall in Panbos

Tank wall in Panbos

On Bunkerdag, we recommend a short walk to a section of tank wall in the middle of the woods. You can view this defence structure up close and see the state of its walls.

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Slideshow Tank wall Katwijk

Slideshow Tank wall Katwijk

In this slideshow, images of Katwijk boulevard before, during and just after the war are shown.

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Film 'De Verborgen Grens'

Film 'De Verborgen Grens'

De Verborgen Grens is een educatieve film over de door de bezetter opgeworpen kustverdediging in Nederland en bevat niet eerder getoond filmmateriaal en foto’s uit privécollecties en archieven.

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Atlantikwall tank wall

Atlantikwall tank wall

A tank wall stood along the entire length of Katwijk boulevard as part of the Atlantic Wall during WWII.

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Katwijks Museum

Katwijks Museum

In the museum there are exhibitions about the building of the Atlantic Wall and the Engelandvaarders.

Kornwerderzand

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Instaprondleiding bij het Kazemattenmuseum

Instaprondleiding bij het Kazemattenmuseum

Loop mee met een van de instaprondleidingen om meer van de verhalen van Kornwerderzand te horen. Tijdens de rondleiding bezoek je onder meer de Kazematten 4 en 14 en de Duitse bunker 18. 

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Animation film - The role of the Dutch Royal Navy in May 1940

Animation film - The role of the Dutch Royal Navy in May 1940

Met zeven schermen word je in 7 minuten meegenomen in het verhaal van de Koninklijke Marine tijdens de meidagen van 1940.

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Veterans remember

Veterans remember

Bunkerdag is all about the veterans' war stories in the Kazemattenmuseum visitors centre.

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Kazemattenmuseum

Kazemattenmuseum

A limited force of just 225 Dutch soldiers managed to hold back the 15000 advancing German troops

Middelburg

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Command bunker 621

Command bunker 621

The bunker was camouflaged by decorating it to look like a house, complete with painted-on windows and a fake roof. A few years ago this original camouflage was reapplied. The bunker is now open to the public for the first time.

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Bunker 618 Toorenvliedt

Bunker 618 Toorenvliedt

Toorenvliedt is the only intact divisional headquarters in the Netherlands and the most complete one within the Atlantic Wall.

Noordwijk

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Corridor system with artillery bunker and barracks bunker

Corridor system with artillery bunker and barracks bunker

Visit the corridors of no less than 250 meters and the three adjacent bunkers.

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Documentaries in the Noordwijk Atlantic Wall museum

Documentaries in the Noordwijk Atlantic Wall museum

Various films will be shown in the Atlantic Wall museum in Noordwijk.

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Museum Engelandvaarders

Museum Engelandvaarders

Experience how men and women escaped occupied Holland and continued their resistance against Nazi Germany and Japan from English territory in Museum Engelandvaarders.

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The Atlantic Wall Museum Noordwijk

The Atlantic Wall Museum Noordwijk

The 3-storey high S414 bunker was the main command station for the whole Noordwijk battery.

Oostvoorne

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Biberbunker

Biberbunker

The bunker is unique in The Netherlands due to it being the only one of its type to be fully accessible.

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Bunker 424 Seeburgtisch

Bunker 424 Seeburgtisch

This bunker is the forerunner of the nearby Biberbunker. 

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Küverbunker 409

Küverbunker 409

All telephone and radio links for fighter planes and FLAK racks (bunkers with anti-aircraft cannons) ran from this bunker. 

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FLAK 37 mm

FLAK 37 mm

This year the Biberbunker Foundation proudly presents a Luftwaffe anti-aircraft gun.

Ouddorp

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Bunkercomplex De Punt

Bunkercomplex De Punt

The bunker complex Widerstandsnest 220 H (de Punt) now consists of 15 bunkers that are open to visit.

Rijswijk

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Liberation party

Liberation party

This year, Bunkerdag joins in with the V-fonds theme year 75 years of Liberation. A small liberation party will therefore be held at Museum Bescherming Bevolking in Rijswijk!

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Museum bescherming bevolking

Museum bescherming bevolking

On Bunkerdag, the museum guides explain what each bunker's function was during WWII and later during the Cold War. 

Schiermonnikoog

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Bunkernacht op Schiermonnikoog

Bunkernacht op Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ligt er vandaag de dag vredig bij. Maar ook op dit eiland heeft de oorlog zijn sporen nagelaten. Tijdens een nachtwandeling duik je onder begeleiding van een gids het oorlogsverleden in. 

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Exhibition - The Liberation of Schiermonnikoog

Exhibition - The Liberation of Schiermonnikoog

On Bunkerdag, an exhibition about liberation, specifically that of Schiermonnikoog, can be seen in Bunkermuseum Schlei.

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Wassermann bunker

Wassermann bunker

The Germans built a bunker on the highest dune on the island for a radar. A radar system (the ‘Wassermann’) was to be installed on top of the bunker, constructed from a steel cylinder, approximately 40 meters high.

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De Verborgen Grens (The Hidden Border) (De Wadden)

De Verborgen Grens (The Hidden Border)  (De Wadden)

De Verborgen Grens is an educative film about the German-made coastal defence system in The Netherlands. The film includes footage that has never been screened before and photos from private collections and archives.

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Bunker walking tour on Schiermonnikoog

Bunker walking tour on Schiermonnikoog

On Bunkerdag there is a special guided tour of the area around the Bunker museum, through places that are normally closed for public. 

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Munitions bunker

Munitions bunker

This bunker contained the ammunition for the anti-aircraft weapons. You can still see the original camouflaging on the outside walls.

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Aggregate bunker

Aggregate bunker

The museum has been able to purchase a aggregate, the same type that stood and was used in the bunker during WWII. 

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Museum bunker Seeburg

Museum bunker Seeburg

The Seeburg bunker was used as a communications post.

s'Gravenzande

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De Verborgen Grens - Den Haag editie (The Hidden Border - The Hague edition) - Hospital bunker

De Verborgen Grens - Den Haag editie (The Hidden Border - The Hague edition) - Hospital bunker

This film, the first of its kind, illustrates what effects the construction of the Atlantic Wall has had, and how this line of defence impacted the daily lives of those living in Dutch coastal areas.

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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.

Strijensas

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V.I.S. Casemate and air watchtower

V.I.S. Casemate and air watchtower

In Strijensas we find three defensive structures at a single location: a dike, a casemate and an air lookout tower.

Terschelling

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G35 Fourier bunker

G35 Fourier bunker

This ‘Fourier’ bunker is a ‘Bekleidungskammer’ (‘Dressing Room’); a very rare bunker that we rarely come across. This specific type XXL VAR has not yet been found in other defences in the Netherlands. It is being dug open especially for Bunkerdag.

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G45 Emergency power bunker

G45 Emergency power bunker

This large bunker is located deep underground. You can view the photos in the Terschelling Vrij exhibition that was organised as part of the V-fonds theme year 75 years of Liberation.

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G41 Officers’ bunker

G41 Officers’ bunker

The first part of this type Küver 467 XL VAR officers’ bunker, was set up and staged in 2018.

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Photo exhibition - Terschelling Vrij (Terschelling Free)

Photo exhibition - Terschelling Vrij (Terschelling Free)

This remarkable photo exhibition has been organised especially for Bunkerdag and as part of the V-fonds theme year 75 years of Liberation in the XXL VAR Fourier bunker, which is also opened especially for Bunkerdag.

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Expositie: Verdrongen Landschap-Gedachten zijn Vrij

Expositie: Verdrongen Landschap-Gedachten zijn Vrij

Bunkermuseum Terschelling opent dit jaar een nieuwe tentoonstellingsruimte in de Aggregaatbunker G45 Tiger. De eerste expo is ‘Verdrongen landschap’ van kunstenaar Jet Nijkamp.

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Bertha Bunker

Bertha Bunker

The command bunker 'Bertha' is unique in The Netherlands due to its impressive size.

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Visitors centre

Visitors centre

In this former mess hall you'll find a exhibition about De Tijger (The Tiger) radar. 

Texel

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Texla Bunker

Texla Bunker

This bunker is known as the ‘Texla bunker’, named after the house next door. It is a type R617 communications bunker, built in 1943 and was used to maintain contact between the mainland and the batteries on the island.

Vlissingen

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MG bunker type 630

MG bunker type 630

It has recently been made accessible and will be open to visitors for the first time on Bunkerdag. It is unique in its kind. 

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Bunker 700

Bunker 700

It was only found in 1990 and, after much tender loving care, it was made accessible as the first German bunker in the Netherlands.

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Oranjemolen observation bunker

Oranjemolen observation bunker

This type 143 observation bunker can be found at the Oranjemolen in Vlissingen. It was built in 1943 as an observation post for an artillery battery.

Wassenaar

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Vleermuisbunker 37H

Vleermuisbunker 37H

You can plan your own visit to this bunker but there will be tour guides and volunteers available to explain about both the bunker and the bats.

Wijk aan Zee

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Theatre performance 'Stemmen'

Theatre performance 'Stemmen'

The theatrical group Ouderwetz will perform the theatre piece Stemmen in the FL244 Leitstand at Fort Dirks Admiraal on Bunkerdag. 

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Wijk aan Zee side programme

Wijk aan Zee side programme

There is not onIy a sizeable number of bunkers open to the public on Bunkerdag, but also a side programme for young and old with the opportunity to learn more about the Atlantic Wall.

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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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Kitchen bunker WN 63

Kitchen bunker WN 63

Every Widerstandsnest (WN) was fully equipped.

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Communication bunker

Communication bunker

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

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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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Historische pendeldienst

Historische pendeldienst

Laat je tijdens de Bunkerdag in stijl vervoeren! Keep Them Rolling heeft allerlei voertuigen die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945) gebruikt of gefabriceerd zijn.

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Küver 451a

Küver 451a

This type Küver 451a personnel bunker was part of the W.N. 122 and will be opened specially for Bunkerdag.

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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.

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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.

Zoutelande

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Bunkermuseum Zoutelande

Bunkermuseum Zoutelande

There is a type 502 barracks bunker and a type 143 observation bunker in the dunes of Zoutelande, part of the ‘Stützpunkt Lohengrin’. The Zoutelande Bunkermuseum is located in both bunkers.