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Vesting Bourtange

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Address: Willem Lodewijkstraat 33, 9545 PA Bourtange, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0599)354600

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Quaint - a lovely surprise

Perfect for a day trip from Groningen. We had never heard of Bourtange before but we are very glad we visited. It has been beautifully restored and is full of lovely museums... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laura L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect for a day trip from Groningen. We had never heard of Bourtange before but we are very glad we visited. It has been beautifully restored and is full of lovely museums. Perfect to wander around in the sun. A bit tricky to get to using public transport however.

Thank Laura L
Bangkok, Thailand
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Bourtange is most beautiful as seen from the sky. Don't worry, no need to rent a helicopter; just buy a postcard or placemat in the souvenir shop. This is a small village built as some sort of fortified holdout, with an amazing starlike geometrical pattern of canals around it. It can be visited free of charge. I don't think there... More 

Thank Philip R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This rebuilt (started mid 1960) fortress is well worth a visit. Very picturesque with beautiful small houses and narrow streets. A number of small museums tell the story of the original development of the fortress as well as the renovation.

Thank Per N
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went early on Sunday before too many visitors. Great walking around the fortifications and then warming up with hot chocolate around the square later. Markets take place mid-morning on Sunday which add to the small village atmosphere. Wish I could have seen it from the air but a picture gives you the idea. Most enjoyable!

Thank PJ M
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Bourtange represents an interesting part of Dutch history. It has been nicely preserved and rebuilt and gives an excellent overall impression. Despite it being cold and a bit wet on the day we visited, we enjoyed a brisk walk around the perimeter of the old city walls and a cycle ride through the narrow streets and alleys. We visited at... More 

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Breukelen Ut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is not a place to spend hours and hours, but it is interesting to hear and read about of Bourtange and its role in history. The synagoge museum was small, but informative and the staff member was very helpful in telling us about the building and its use. We also enjoyed the foam ball air guns and the movie... More 

Thank WorldTravelOne
Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

There is much here that is very interesting. The fortress itself is well worth walking around and I found teh synagogue particularly fascinating. However, most of the museum exhibits (split over various buildings in the fortress) and not well executed. Entry to the fortress is free, you only have to pay for entrance to the indoor museum exhibits. But what... More 

Thank TravelingCelt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We spent a Saturday here. We were so lucky with the weather--the sun was flowing all over the landscape, and it was such a pleasure to walk the perimeter of the fortress. We were simply wandering, looking around, and marveling at the tiny houses. I can imagine that there's probably not much to do on a rainy day--in my opinion,... More 

Thank MariiaVadimovna
Monza, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Very nice attraction, deep old atmosphere, history and landscape. ... good for photography workshops and relaxing. Funtastic for family....but. ..if i would have had on owner's shoulders wouldn't have had any car inside. ... cars should be left ouside ancient area. ... should be allowed only in certain moments. .. and of extremely necessary, should have had proper hided area.... More 

Thank Illo_64
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Pretty historical town. They really put a lot of effort in recreating the old fortress as it was back in the days. Something I have never seen before are the outside toilets that are on every corner of the city, in small wooden outhouses that drop right down to the ditch.Wide enough to seat four each (-;

Thank MarijnHG

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