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About kazematten.

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The Kazematten, Bunkers and Surroundings

In 1921 it was decided to construct the Afsluitdijk. In order to protect the ´Holland Stronghold´, the Department of War wanted extra defences placed at the northern end of the Afsluitdijk. That is the reason why the fortifications: the casemates were built.


At first the Germans were not very interested in the installation and it served as a guarded crossing and control post. There were coastguards posted there and German Military Border police. When the Germans started to lose the War (defeat at El Alamein and Stalingrad) the installation was fully manned in 1943.

About “De Afsluitdijk”

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You can download the accompanying course material.

An attractive museum visit to the Afsluitdijk with the class is also possible.
Keep in mind that the course material is only available in dutch at the moment.