Vesting Bourtange, Bourtange

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  • Been to the Vesting on a sunny sunday and it was great. walk around is pretty and worth every single step. The nice views let you daydream about the past and history. Different interesting things to s...  more »
  • With the road between the two gates shows Bourtange a beautiful image of the defensive works from the sixteenth century. Attractive village with many activities including a candle factory, a synagogue and five museums.
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  • A bit outside of every thing,but surely the travel worth. The vesting is in a very good hape and has great facilties within the wall (restaurants). Especially nice when there is a re-enactment  more »
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  • Beautiful fortress with it's typical mud defence walls. The fortress has been rebuild as fortresses were build during 'The Golden Age' period of the Netherlands: typical star-shaped, with a defence waterline (the canals) and a high defence mud wall. Bourtange is a village were people live, but the small village has transformed into a big open air museum. To access, you have to buy a ticket. Then you have the opportunity to experience 'The Golden Age' in a certain way. A most enjoyable, familyfun trip. Check out the dates in May or June: every year a fictional historical battle is performed.
  • Appealing stop off if you are in this area. Not much to see but ok to break a journey, with some nice food outlets, and...it’s very Dutch!!
  • It's a very nice little fortress. We had a very nice guide that told us everything about the history of the place. There is also an area for playing games: bow and arrow, shooting, throwing the horseshoe, canoeing etc. The guys there are friendly, laid back and fun and they made our experience really special. I'd definitely recommend the place for a fun day out.
  • Nice historical place, calm and quite. Ideal for a day out. Has restaurants and other facilities.
  • Do come on Sunday afternoon where enthusiastic local volunteers dressed up in traditional costumes to reenact the 'merceneries' during the 90 years war. The place is incredibly tiny and you might find yourself exploring the whole town in less than an hour.

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