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Vesting Bourtange

W. Lodewijkstraat 33 | The Star Fort, 9545 PA Bourtange, The Netherlands
+31 599 354 600
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Nice little place

Very nice surroundings. Worth the effort to go there Little shops, crafts and caffees with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
piaskog
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Rydsgård
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Fantastic place to visit whether you love history or not

We have visited Bourtange three times now, each time to take part in the the 30 Years War... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Chris B
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“hidden gem” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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W. Lodewijkstraat 33 | The Star Fort, 9545 PA Bourtange, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice surroundings. Worth the effort to go there Little shops, crafts and caffees with fantastic applecake

Thank piaskog
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We have visited Bourtange three times now, each time to take part in the the 30 Years War re-enactments. We love the place. It's stunning to look at, everyone is so friendly, and the museums, shops, bars and restaurants mean there is plenty for everyone...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Visit this on a Sunday or events day and you will not be disappointed. An amazing restoration of the whole village transports you back to the 17th century. Most certainly worth a detour.

Thank Theovanhensbergen
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Originally built in the late 1500's during the 80 years war with Spain and restored in the 1990's, it is well worth a visit. A historical gem and a small village that withstood the ravages of war. Access to the museums onsite incurs a fee....More

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Our grandchildren loved being able to roam and explore. They weren't as interested in the history as we were, but they did appreciate some of the interesting facts about the cosnstruction. It kept them busy for the whole afternoon, and the coffee/hot choclate at the...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Its such a unique special place to spend a whole day in.Learning about the history of it and visiting its little museums made it even more interesting.Perfect on a sunny warm day!

Thank Spyros E
Reviewed March 27, 2017

It's a nice place to visit, even though it's very hard to get there from Groningen (there's no direct connection and YOU HAVE TO BOOK THE FINAL BUS/CAR from Belbus or it won't come). Also, not everything was open to the public (despite being listed...More

1  Thank LordPajonk
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Since we moved at the North part of the Netherlands it was one of the towns I wanted t visit. And I was right. It looks as beautiful as the pictures I have seen. A big windmill welcomes you to the fort and then you...More

Thank Nely K
Reviewed November 16, 2016

A wonderful combination of history, an easy outside walk, a traditional Dutch restaurant, and charming souvenir shopping, all in one location! The amazing thing to me is that the builders never saw the aerial view of the star they built.

Thank petiroja
Reviewed September 10, 2016

It is a nice fortress which gives a good impression how people lived when the place was still in use as a fortress to protect the border.

Thank normandic
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