Casemates of Kornwerderzand

Kornwerderzand, Afsluitdijk

Kornwerderzand, Afsluitdijk


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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    Casemates of Kornwerderzand

    Address: Afsluitdijk 5
    Postal code and City: 8752 TP  Kornwerderzand
    Region: Afsluitdijk
    Province/Region: Friesland
    Phone: +31 (0)517-579453

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1,5 hours.
    The museum is closed in winter. Please check opening times & admission charges before visiting.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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