Covid-19 virus

Due to government measures regarding the Covid-19 virus, the museum is currently forced to keep the doors closed. As soon as more is known about the measures and possible relaxation, it will be considered when the museum could open.

Volunteer evening December 2019

Now that the season is over, it was time to go through the season and future plans. The volunteers came to Heeren van Noordwijk to watch a presentation by the board and to ask questions. After the presentation we enjoyed a snack and a drink.

During the presentation Jan Heus shows the selected new clothing for the guides.

cheese party 2019

During the annual cheese party, the chairman Victor Salman presents the first donation card to Peter den Elzen, photo: Gerty Haasnoot

First opening day of the season

It’s already May this weekend. This means the hibernation of the bats is over and the museum season can start again.
Due to the May 5 route, a special rate applies for a visit including a tour on this first opening day.

With the May 5 route, old and young can go via walking and cycling routes past special places and war monuments in the municipality of Noordwijk.
Which have to do with WWI and WWII or other acts of war in which the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been involved in any way. The May 5 route can be taken throughout the year, but on May 5, 2019 there are various additional attractions to visit at special rates such as museums, the lighthouse and the Oude Jeroen tower.

New acquisition, a TVR

Today a old computer is placed in the fire control room of the fire chief.

Thanks to the National Military Museum for the loan and Historic Engineering for the beautiful restoration.

Bunkerday 2018

The interest in the Bunkerdag 2018 was a great success. The Command bunker and its corridors were allowed to receive no less than 1204 visitors, about 25% of whom were younger than 12 years of age.

Foto: Dorlf Harff

15th anniversary of Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk

As part of the 15th anniversary of the Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk, a trip to Normandy was organized for the volunteers and their partners. This would actually take place last year, however, due to the long preparation time this year has come of it. With some 45 people on board a coach from the Royal Beech, the company left for the south on October 5th. The volunteers waited for an extensive program of visits to Museums. It was also there to get new ideas for the design of the current museum. Since it was almost 11 hours away, lunch packets from Kaashandel Peter den Elzen had been taken for the first day and the second day. Well known from bunker cheese. We slept at the Mercure Hotel in Port-en-Bessin and from there, a total of over 10 museums were visited in 4 days. The return journey was accepted again on Sunday. The volunteers (and partners) have enough energy to make another successful season next year.