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Nederlands Kustverdedigingsmuseum Hoek van Holland

(Dutch Coastal Defense museum)


The museum is in a former armoured fortress ("Pantserfort") in the Dutch town of Hoek van Holland, near the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg, the entrance to the Rotterdam harbor.


The Fortress was build in 1889 to protect the entrance to the Rotterdam port. As the title explains the museum describes the history of the Dutch Coastal Defense between late 19th century and the second world war. The museum pays much attention to German Atlantikwall in Hoek van Holland during W.W.II. Hoek van Holland was one of the heaviest defended parts of the Dutch part f the Atlantikwall.

Opening hours:

Every 1st weekend of the months May until November, Saturday from 13.00 to 16.00 and Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00.


Is shown several diorama's of the German Atlantikwall. It has German midget submarine Type "Biber". Furthermore it shows relics of the former W.W.II German Naval Battery "Rozenburg".

  The upperpart of the fortress (1997)
  The breech of one of the German guns of the Battery Rozenburg (1997).
  The German "Biber" midget submarine.



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