©

Bourtange trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bourtange

Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. It is situated in the region Westerwolde in the east of the province of Groningen near the German border. Fort Bourtange was built in 1593 during the Dutch Revolt and was used until 1851. The star fort was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and it is currently an open-air museum.EtymologyThe name Bourtange comes from the Dutch word tange (sand ridge), because the settlement is situated on a strategically important sand ridge in the marshes of the Bourtange Moor.HistoryFort Bourtange was initially built during the Eighty Years' War (circa 1568–1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spanish. This road followed a sandy ridge (tange) through the marshes (the Bourtange Swamp).
Bourtange is in Groningen Province. Plan the details of your Bourtange holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use The Netherlands tour planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bourtange

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bourtange

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Bourtange

14 days in Groningen Province BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Groningen Province BY A USER FROM QATAR May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM TUNISIA May, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Groningen Province BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM CHINA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bourtange BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bourtange BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bourtange BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in The Netherlands, Colmar & Barcelona BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans