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Old March 21st, 2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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Fortress Bourtange, the Netherlands

Bourtange

Bourtange is a star fort and village in the the Dutch province of Groningen.

The fortifications were initially built during the Eighty Years' War (c. 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 Spaniards. This road followed a sandy ridge (tange) through the marshes.

In 1851 the star fort was given up and Bourtange became a normal village.

The town of Bourtange has a population about 50 people. At this moment its an important tourist destination.












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Old March 21st, 2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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This place looks fantastic, very nice
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yes it is! Its like youre going back in the past..
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Old March 21st, 2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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Great shots! Looks like a very interesting place.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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Never heard of it, but it looks lovely. Nice pics!
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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:52 PM   #6
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thnx guys!
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