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How bunkers can be preserved

The city of The Hague shows how you can preserve a bunker: incorporate it into urban design. One of the three pre-war Dutch bunkers (which were part of the Atlantikwall during the war), was moved to the Army Engineers museum in Vught two years ago. Another was found but buried beneath the new boulevard. It’s […]

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Landfront Vlissingen and bunkers in IJmuiden now protected by law

Great news for several bunker complexes in the Netherlands. Both the Landfront of the Verteidigungsbereich Vlissingen (except for the anti-tank wall in the east) and the batteries of Olmen and Heerenduin in the dunes of IJmuiden are classified as national heritage. It took over 10 years to come to this conclusion, but the persistance paid off. […]

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Open Monumentendag the Netherlands

This weekend is heritage weekend in the Netherlands. A lot of usually closed bunkers are open to the public. Here’s a small list of possible visits. September 8 In the province of Zeeland one can visit several bunkers of Stichting Bunkerbehoud between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. In Vlissingen you can take a view through the huge […]

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New bunker for Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen

The Stichting Atlantikwall Museum Scheveningen can add a new bunker to their list. The location at the Badhuisweg (Scheveningen/The Hague) becomes something of a museum park now. The bunker is a Regelbau 622 was part of  Wn 318, which housed the Waffen-SS Verteidigungsstab of the Stützpunktgruppe Scheveningen. The local government gave permission to dig up […]

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:49 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Golden concrete mixer 2011

The Dutch prize for the best initiative in our field of interest was awarded again this year. The winner is Stichting WO2 Goeree-Overflakkee (Association for the preservation of World War 2 heritage on the former island of Goeree-Overflakkee). Volunteers of the group unearthed a complete German Widerstandsnest. I think it’s encouraging to see that this was […]

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holland, News

Crook arrested who squatted three bunkers

In Hoek van Holland a 47 year old man was recently arrested for digging out and redecorating underground bunkers. The man started in 2009 by digging out a bunker in the centre of Hoek van Holland in the so called ‘Roomseduin’. A park which is now quit popular among dog owners, but in the war held two strongholds […]

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 2:49 am by Peter de Krom · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Electronically driven ventilator

The guys of the 622 personnel bunker near the Moerdijk bridges have made a ventilator driven by motor working again. Here’s a little movie of them.

Posted on December 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Part of a German casemate found in Scheveningen

During construction works on the sea wall in Scheveningen, a part of an anti-tank gun casemate type 625 has been found. It’s been partially demolished just after the war. It still shows some of its impressive camouflage painting. A part will be further demolished while the rest will be covered under the new dike. More […]

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Master of camouflage

This bunker for communications in Schagen, Holland, was unfortunately demolished after the war. Luckily there’s this picture of what appears to be a thirties style house. What an effort to camouflage this bunker!  

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunker type 634 found in Hoek van Holland

Finally some nice news from Hoek van Holland, at least for the moment. An interesting bunker type 634 for Sechsschartenturm was found at Wn 33H near the Oranjesluis in the Landfront. The bunker’s armoured turret was scrapped just after the war and a part of the roof was demolished. The new dike was built over the […]

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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