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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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Wonderful place for an overnight stop with added interest.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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King's Lynn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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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!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a great place to visit. This fortress is laid out in a five pointed star and surrounded by a moat. There is then another star outside of the moat. There is a beautiful small town inside the walls of the fortress with a gorgeous town centre surrounded by restaurants, shops, etc. All the buildings have been restored and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited this place in September 2014. It's definitely worth a visit. The square is wonderful and it's great to walk over the walls of the fortress. Entering the town (within the fortress) is free, visiting houses and parts of the museum aren't. Don't let the entrance fool you :)

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just happened to choose to stay near Bourtange on the weekend of a medieval re-enactment. Entertaining and very well presented. Even on a quiet day I'm sure it would be a very interesting place to visit.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband's friend took us here by surprise when we visited him in Gronigen. It was on our Places to visit in The Netherlands "bucket list." There are little shops, places to eat, and relax all around. I was very surprised to find out that people LIVE in the houses inside the fort. I thought they were actors at first.... More 

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