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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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Bunkermuseum Ameland

Bunkermuseum Ameland

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

Den Haag

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Oranjehotel - Speurtocht voor jonge bezoekers

Speciaal voor jonge bezoekers is een speurtocht samengesteld. Kom achter het verhaal van Helen of Frits, twee gevangenen in het Oranjehotel.

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Nationaal Monument Oranjehotel

Nationaal Monument Oranjehotel

Het Oranjehotel was de bijnaam voor de Duitse gevangenis tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Ruim 25.000 mensen zaten hier tussen 1940 en 1945 opgesloten, vaak omdat ze in het verzet kwamen tegen de Duitse bezetter. Maar ook joden, communisten, Jehova's getuigen en anderen die de Duitse wetten hadden overtreden. 

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Dunea walk

Dunea walk

How was drinking water produced and supplied during WWII?

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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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Traces of war in the forrest of The Hague

Traces of war in the forrest of The Hague

On 3 March 1945, the Bezuidenhout was the scene of a major disaster. That day the neighborhood was bombed by mistake by the English Air Force.

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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.

Den Helder

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Batterij Begraafplaats

Batterij Begraafplaats

Deze geschutsopstelling is gebouwd tussen de twee wereldoorlogen en bestond uit drie geschutsbeddingen met munitiebergplaatsen en een manschappenonderkomen.

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Atlantikwall Centrum

Atlantikwall Centrum

Jarenlang was het Administratiegebouw in Huisduinen een omstreden herinnering aan het oorlogsverleden van de stad Den Helder. Maar nu deze zwarte bladzijde steeds verder achter ons ligt, komen er nieuwe impulsen om de herinnering aan de betekenisvolle periode in onze geschiedenis levend te houden. 

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638 Sani

638 Sani

This bunker is a special type 638, built to function as a medical emergency centre during an attack.

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Kroontjesbunker FL250

Kroontjesbunker FL250

This FL250 (Flakgruppenkommandostand) was nicknamed 'Kroontjesbunker' ('Crown Bunker') because of the shape of the tower.

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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. 

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Artillery bunker M219

Artillery bunker M219

There are only two of this type of bunker in the whole Atlantic Wall.

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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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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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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Tankmuur

Tankmuur

In Lage Zwaluwe bevinden zich langs de dijk verschillende delen van een tankmuur en versperringen. Deze bestaat uit meerdere locaties.

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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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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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Geschutsbunker - Regelbau 669

In het park zijn 2 Geschutsbunkers van het type 669 aanwezig. 1 van de 2 is tijdens de Bunkerdag toegankelijk. 

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Tobruk

Tobruk

De Tobruk bevindt zich aan de buitenkant van het park. Deze bunker was ingericht als mitrailleurspost. Ter gelegenheid van de Bunkerdag zal deze te bezichtigen zijn.

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Commandobunker - Regelbau 502

De Regelbau 502 heeft gediend als commandobunker. Waar de vuurleiding aanwezig was, wordt uitgegraven en zal voor het eerst in 75 jaar weer toegankelijk zijn. 

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Keukenbunker VF 57/a

Keukenbunker VF 57/a

De unieke VF 57/a bunker heeft gediend als keukenbunker. In deze bunker zijn beide kamers nog voorzien van originele fresco's (muurschilderingen).

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Munitiebunker - Regelbau 134

Munitiebunker - Regelbau 134

Op het Stützpunkt zijn 2 munitiebunkers aanwezig. Deze bunkers zullen voor het eerst tijdens de Bunkerdag te bezichtigen zijn. De originele teksten aan de binnenzijde zijn nog duidelijk leesbaar. 

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Manschappenbunker - Regelbau 501

Manschappenbunker - Regelbau 501

In het park zijn 3 Regelbau 501 bunkers aanwezig. Deze bunkers zullen voor het eerst tijdens de Bunkerdag te bezichtigen zijn. De originele bunkernummers en beschilderingen zijn grotendeels nog aanwezig.

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Sanitätsunterstand 134/S

Deze bunker zal voor het eerst tijdens Bunkerdag te bezichtigen zijn en is met een tentoonstelling ingericht.

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Film - operatie "Switchback"

Een film die destijds is geproduceerd door de Belgische Militaire Propagandadienst waarin de operatie "Switchback" met authentieke beelden belicht wordt. Unieke beelden van de geallieerde opmars in Zeeuws Vlaanderen.

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Tentoonstelling Stützpunkt Groede - 75 jaar herinnering Slag om de Schelde

Tentoonstelling Stützpunkt Groede - 75 jaar herinnering Slag om de Schelde

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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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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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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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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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Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

Vinetaduin (Vineta dune)

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

IJmuiden

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Film Torpedobunker (Popbunker)

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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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Telefooncentrale

Telefooncentrale

De Stichting Historie Vliegveld Valkenburg (SHVV) heeft de telefooncentrale op voormalig marinevliegkamp Valkenburg omgebouwd tot een bezoekerscentrum. De bovengrondse bunker stamt uit de Koude Oorlog (1982). Hier kwamen alle telefoonlijnen voor het marinevliegkamp binnen, zodat de bunker continu bemand was. Die functie van communicatieknooppunt heeft het gebouw nog steeds, maar dan voor de op het terrein gevestigde bedrijven en de Theaterhangaar. 

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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.

Kornwerderzand

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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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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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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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Handgranaat werpen

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Historische voertuigen en re-enactment

Historische voertuigen en re-enactment

De eenheid die de VLGH uitbeeldt is die van het 3e Batterie Kűstenraketenregiment 18 (1978 – 1985). Een in die tijd uiterst moderne raketeenheid met als taak de Oost-Duitse kust te beveiligen tegen de NAVO vloot.

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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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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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Stelling 34

Stelling 34

Stelling met diverse bunkers aan de buitenste tankgracht van de Vesting Hoek van Holland.

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Stelling 46

Stelling 46

Stelling aan de buitenste tankgracht van de Vesting Hoek van Holland.

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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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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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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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G61 Manschappenbunker

Van deze bunker staat er maar één van in Nederland en zijn er op de wereled maar vier van gebouwd. 

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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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Flakbunker Sleutel

Flakbunker Sleutel

This G23 anti-aircraft weapons bunker is also known as the Sleutelbunker type L410A.

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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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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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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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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.