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.

Visit students De Achtbaan

On 6 June, Jan Heus from the Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk showed students from the public primary school De Achtbaan from Voorhout. The photo is made in a gun bunker connected to the tunnel system.

Foto: Bas van Diemen

Volunteers to Fort Eben Emael

Saturday, November 5 there was no work but the volunteers could enjoy a day out. They visited Fort Eben Emael in Belgium near Maastricht with a total of 46 people.
Everyone enjoyed the trip, the lunch package and the coffee and later dinner at Van der Valk Eindhoven.

Photo: Anton Haasnoot

Means of transport from the 2nd world war

On Saturday, September 24th, during their journey with more than 50 means of transport from the 2nd World War, visitors came to both the Atlantikwall Museum and the Museum Engelandvaarders. During the break in the crash of the Crash Air War and Resistance Museum ’40 – ’45 vice versa they made use of both museums to visit. More than 80 visitors visited the Atlantikwall Museum.

Picture: Joke van der Zanden

Cheeses from the bunker system again

Cheese specialist Peter den Elzen has taken his cheeses out of the bunker again. In May he put them in the bunker corridor of the Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk. Den Elzen made this idea a few years ago in France. Due to the high humidity in the bunker, the cheeses get a special aroma. Last Saturday the cheeses were cut for a tasting for invited guests and volunteers of the museum, who liked the cheese. The cheeses are now for sale in the Elzen store on the Sint Jeroensweg in Noordwijk. source: www.bollenstreekomroep.nl

Photo: Anton Haasnoot