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Fort Bourtange, The Star Of The Netherlands

Fort Bourtangeis astar fortlocated in thevillageofBourtange,Groningen,Netherlands. Built in 1593 under the orders ofWilliam the I of Orange, its original purpose was to control the only road betweenGermanyand the city ofGroningen, controlled by theSpaniardsduring the time of theEighty Years’ War.


After experiencing its final battle in 1672, the Fort continued to serve in the defensive network on the German border until it was finally given up in 1851 and converted into a village. Fort Bourtange currently serves as a historicalmuseum.

Plan of fortress Bourtange, 1742

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