Archive for the ‘Holland’ Category

Visit Slotbos Haamstede

The regimental headquarters of Burgh-Haamstede in Holland lies in a protected area. This summer, you can get tours along the bunkers. There are guided tours by Natuurmonumenten, a society for preservation of nature, on August 8, 15 and 22 starting at 10am. It’s a great oppurtunity to visit this big HQ, because during the rest […]

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Demolishing Notbefehlsstelle Vlissingen starts

The Vf command bunker or Notbefehlsstelle on the boulevard of Vlissingen in Holland will finally be demolished. Finally because we knew for years it wouldn’t last. The bunker was built early in the war, for the naval commander in the region. Later in the war a big Fl 241 replaced the the Vf bunker. Years ago, […]

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 1:12 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Updated book on Stp Groede

With help from the local government, Ben Muller republished an updated version of the book about Stützpunkt Groede. A 669 will probably be renovated to its original state. The book can be ordered via the author himself via his website.

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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More of Landfront Hoek van Holland disappearing

Last week demolition works on another part of Landfront Hoek van Holland started. In Wn 33H, a 134, 621 and brick building will disappear for a new road. One positive thing: a remaining 134 will be moved several meters. Just after the war, a 612, two 621s and a 676 already disappeared. The new road […]

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Holland, News

Cyprien Gaillard’s Dunepark

A short film by Alfonso Nogueroles about the art project Dunepark by the French artist Cyprien Gaillard. In 2009 a type 600 bunker for 5cm KwK in Scheveningen was excavated as a ready made art work. It got huge attention from the media and people. After a month it was all covered as if nothing […]

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A small part of the Wall

Since the war thousands of people walked right over it and its embrasures were closed but this March it was unearthed. A small pre war Dutch machine gun casemate with a German addition can be seen again at the beach of Scheveningen. The seawall will be raised in the coming weeks to bring it to […]

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 12:32 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Dutch museum awarded

The Dutch bunker foundation WN2000 in IJmuiden won the Gouden Betonmolen (Golden Concrete-mixer!). The bunker museumwas chosen as winner by the members of the Dutch Fortificatieforum, for the newly rebuilt trenches in the dunes. A thing never accomplished on this scale anywhere else. The Gouden Betonmolen is an initiative by the forum to award people or […]

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New bunker park in Holland

Widerstandsnest 220H on the former island of Goeree-Overflakkee in the southwest of Holland will be made accessible to the public. Two of the bunkers (a 502 and 504) will become a bunker/war museum. Together with municipal organisations, the Stichting WO2GO will create a hiking path along the bunkers (134, 502, 2 x 504) and open them up. One […]

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Biking along bunkers

Get on your bike and drive along the bunkers of Landfront Vlissingen! In the spring of 2010 it will be possible to visit even more bunkers along one of the interesting landscapes in Holland. The bunkerroute is a project of the province of Zeeland, the water board, a bank and ofcourse Stichting Bunkerbehoud. The first phase was […]

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 9:48 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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German casino Den Helder burned down

Wednesday June 10, the former German casino in the Dutch naval port of Den Helder burned down. The building, which is located near the old Marine Werft, stood empty for many years. Plans were ready to restore the building but its future is unknown now, only the walls and pillars are still standing. The building […]

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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