The bunkers that stopped the German Blitzkrieg at the Afsluitdijk
Kornwerderzand - During the German Blitzkrieg in May of 1940, only 225 Dutch soldiers hold back almost 17.000 Germans at Kornwerderzand the Afsluitdijk.
Casemates at Kornwerderzand
A casemate is a fortified gun emplacement. The armoured structure at the Afsluitdijk is strategically located near the 32 kilometers long dike. Only a few hundred soldiers were needed to block the German army during the first couple of days of World War II. The fortress is now a museum.
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The Afsluitdijk dike divides the Wadden Sea from the vast IJsselmeer lake. A visit to the museum (only in summer) is also a great opportunity to visit the longest dam of the Netherlands.