Bourtange Fortress (Holland)

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Bourtange is a small and curious town situated in North Holland, near the border with Germany.

Bourtange was born as a fortress in 1593, when it was erected by William I of Orange by the Spanish to defend the only road linking the Dutch province of Groningen with Germany, during the Eighty Years' War.

The fort remained in use until 1851, but by 60 years of the twentieth century, has been beautifully restored, and the houses have been transformed into faithful reproductions of the past, and you can consider the city as a real "open air museum".

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Castles in Holland

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Bourtange Fortress


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North Holland

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Horn Castle


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Latitude: 53.0085908
Longitude: 7.1896355
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Map of Bourtange Fortress