Bunkermuseum Zoutelande

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Location: (opposite) Duinweg 38a, 4374 EE Zoutelande.
(51.497243, 3.492882)
Open: MAY to NOV Wed, Sun 13-17.
Fee: free, voluntary contribution is welcome.
Classification: SubterraneaWorld War II Bunker
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Stichting Bunkerbehoud, Bruggemede 7, 4337 AX Middelburg, Tel: +31-118-615120.
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NOV-1944 Allied landings during the Battle of the Scheldt.
21-JUN-2002 museum officially opened to the public.


The Bunkermuseum Zoutelande is located on one of the highest dunes in the Netherlands. There are actually two bunkers, connected by a 500 m tiled path through the dunes. The lower bunker has underground structures which house the museum. It is a staff quarters and was the housing of the staff of 20 men for the nearby observation post. The official name of this type was Regelbau 502 Doppelgruppenunterstand (standard bunker 502 with double capacity). The upper bunker is an Artillerie-Beobachtungsstand mit kleinem Artilleriebeobachtungsturm (artillery observation post type 143). It has a 20 ton heavy armoured steel observation dome, which is integrated into the roof. A periscope with a 10x magnification protruded from an opening in the dome.

The bunker area on the coast of Walcheren played a significant role in the liberation of the Netherlands in November 1944 during the Battle of the Scheldt.

There are two smaller sites which are also maintained by the Stichting Bunkerbehoud (Bunker Preservation Foundation). The Bunkermuseum Vlissingen (Oranjedijk 9b, Vlissingen) and the Communicatiebunker Toorenvliedt (Koudekerkseweg 131, Middelburg). Both are open only after appointment, at special events, and during the guided Battlefield Tour. They offer various tours, by car, bicycle, and walking tours. Guides are available in Nederlands - Dutch Deutsch - German English. They also offer brochures for their tours and museums for download, but only in Nederlands - Dutch.