Archive for the ‘Holland’ Category
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In: Holland, News · Tagged with: flushing, molen, oranjemolen, vlissingen, westerschelde, zeeland
The Dutch prize for the best initiative in our field of interested was awarded today to Leo den Dulk. He was the one who brought up the idea to move a complete bunker from the Dutch coast to the Military engineers museum in Vught. It was a beautiful sunny day at the military engineers museum when Leo […]
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: award, betonmolen, concrete, fortificaties, geniemuseum, golden, gouden, mixer, nationale, prijs, prize, recognition, vught
Ship wharf, hotel and animal hospital. These were just a part of the ideas on the future of the giant Schnellbootbunker in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. It was the present owner of several docks, Hoorne Vastgoed, who asked students to come up with a plan for bunker. The ship wharf with luxurious hotel idea won, of course. […]
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: bunker, haven, herontwikkeling, ijbunker, ijmuiden, plan, project, sbb, schnellbootbunker
I’ve visited the War and resistance museum in Rotterdam today. Very nice museum! But the most curious thing I saw was this fantastic model of the M 152 Naval command bunker in Hoek van Holland. It’s a bird house made by the artist Hans Eijkenboom! Sorry for the bad quality phone pictures.
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: bird, blockhaus, bunker, eijkenboom, hans, hoek van holland, house, m 152, model, oorlogs, pillbox, replica, rotterdam, verzetsmuseum, vogelhuisje
A brick bunker on the Dutch island of Ameland was uncovered this monday. It had been closed since the 1970s. The Stichting Amelander Musea wants to convert the bunker to a World War 2 museum.
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: ameland, bunker, duinen, jeugdherberg, kantine, ok, opgraven, opgraving, stay, uncovered, wadden, waddeneiland
This weekend Staatsbosbeheer started uncovering several bunkers in Widerstandsnest 220H. The foundation WO2GO will preserve a 502 and 504 and start a small museum. During the digging some very nicely preserved camouflage saw daylight.
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: 134, 220h, 502, 504, goeree, ouddorp, regelbau, staatsbosbeheer, wo2go
Preservation of bunkers has pros and cons. Sometimes there are moral dillemas. And for me that’s the Landfront of Vlissingen in Holland. About ten years ago, a first part of the magnificent Landfront Vlissingen was made accessible through a bicycle path. The Bunkerbehoud (bunker preservation) foundation removed loads of earth. For the first time in […]
In: Holland, News, Photography · Tagged with: 630, abeele, bunkerbehoud, erfgoed, graffiti, landfront, preservation, regelbau, verteidigungsbereich, vlissingen
Some time ago I posted about the demolishing and moving of bunkers in the Landfront of Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands. Two bunkers (134 and 621) were demolished but the local government decided to spare one 134 and move it a couple of meters. This noble effort failed the first time because the bunker […]
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: 134, bunker, hoek van holland, maasdijk, moving, nederland, netherlands, oranjesluis, pettendijk, provinciale, schuiven, verschuiven, weg
Last minute call! This weekend is a special one on Forteiland IJmuiden. Re-enactors will dress up and act like World War Two soldiers again and portray the soldiers who manned the fort and bunkers through the years. Tonight an excursion on the island, through the fort and bunkers, will lead along these Dutch and German […]
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: forteiland, ijmuiden, kernwerk, levende geschiedenis, nederland paraat, re-enactment, windhund
On the 2nd and 3th of September a conference will take place in Amersfoort and Middelburg, the Netherlands. European experts will gather together on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2010 to exchange knowledge and ideas regarding this monumental defence line. Historians, policy makers, (landscape)architects, museum directors, planners, sociologists and bunker fans will enter in […]