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Vesting Bourtange

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Address: W. Lodewijkstraat 33, 9545 Bourtange, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0599)354600
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The best attraction in the Netherlands

A nice mixture of history, culture and nature... amazing views. it's indeed a star-shape castle with 4 centuries years old

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Soorena E
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice mixture of history, culture and nature... amazing views. it's indeed a star-shape castle with 4 centuries years old

Thank Soorena E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very dissapointed. The website was very unclear, didn't mention that the museum would be closed. It is called 'Fort Bourtage" but it is clearly not a fort. And everything is a replica.

Thank Alexandra A
Crewe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a bijou and compact little star fortress where a lot of trouble is being taken to restore and research the past

Thank Jane S
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111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Not a restoration as such more a complete rebuild! But still worth going out of your way as we did to see it. The whole fortified moat town has been lovingly rebuilt and yes people do actually live in it too! We paid a fixed fee and got to see the special buildings. The wonderful lady in the synagogue made... More 

Thank alanblue722
King's Lynn
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98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an unbelievably interesting place to stay, but its charms and interest are pretty soon exhausted, so it is really for a one night stop. Additionally, you need to arrive by 5pm to be admitted easily, and earlier if you want to be able to visit the museums and other parts which close at 5pm. there is no choice... More 

Hellendoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The while village is beautifully restored! There are 4 houses made into a museum which you can visit. It costs 7,50 and takes you through the history of the village. Really worth it. I walked a part on the out aide of the canal and had some great views!

1 Thank Jacomijn74
Denver, Colorado, United States
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99 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This unique town/fortress built by William I of Orange has interlocking star shaped moats. The windmill is nice as are the bridges and there are four small museums on site. There are also nature trails and two eating establishments. Have lunch outdoors in the market square and enjoy the ambiance. It's a little out of the way for most trips... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth a few hours visit. It is "picture perfect" with five-starred moat and access on foot over the draw-bridge. Good parking available near the visitor center. Pay €7 and wander through the restored buildings, walk around the wee village, stroll along the top of the moat -- the out-houses with... More 

Thank NYandAussie
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went to Bourtange during Christimas time, I really enjoyed the kibbeling and houses tho it was very cold. So if you wanna visit this beautiful place better go during nice weather or summer :) Besides this, they do have very nice artisan and antique stuff you can look at and buy. Overall, very enjoyable place to go to see... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Hoped to see more history. Would've been nice to enter more buildings to get an impression of the way people lived before.

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