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German Trench line from 1917

From the parking place and then entering the area you will see some picnic benches and on your... read more

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Solodam J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Understatement instort in a practical way

You can do an educational tour, to understand the site. Specially for children It is interesting to... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Herman B
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Ranst, Belgium
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“German Trench line from 1917”
Mar 3, 2018
“Understatement instort in a practical way”
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From the parking place and then entering the area you will see some picnic benches and on your right side there is information board with the map of Mastenbos. When you only want to walk through the trenches, go directly to the left side and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed March 3, 2018

You can do an educational tour, to understand the site. Specially for children It is interesting to see how everything is build and linked to each other. When this takes place in a nice landscape, the pleasure and attention are very close.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Herman B
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

A hidden piece of WW1 history in the mastenbos forest. Note that most bunkers have been transformed into caves for bats which are not accessible anymore to visitors. There are 2 Paths. One of 3,5km which includes the old trenches, and One of 5,5km. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank moorken82
Reviewed April 19, 2017

When you are interested in history of WW1, it is nice to take a walk through nature that shows the restants of the german frontline. Never used because the Netherlands didn't take part in WW1. Bunkers, hideplaces, a antitankcanal,...a little piece of history that even...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 609gregoryd
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great place to walk around and learn about some history of my home town. We did a guides walk, what was very interresting. Our guide had a good knowlegde and had also some nice pictures to follow his story. You can visit the place for...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The natural reserve contains lots of bunkers dating from WW1 built by the Germans out of fear for an attack by the allies passing through Holland (border 5 km away, they built trenches in order to prepare for such an attack but they never were...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank christopheletzer
Reviewed September 15, 2015

This walk takes you to trenches build in WW1 and a ring of concrete bunkers. They were build to protect Antwerp. On a dry day it is a lovely walk where you can walk from bunker to bunker in the trenches. Some bunkers are closed...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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