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Open today from 13:00 until 17:00

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Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
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Markt 28
4515 BB Ijzendijke
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0117 - 30 12 00

Museum Het Bolwerk van buitenaf met een bruid en bruidegom op het Frans balkon
Museum Het Bolwerk in IJzendijke
Een kaart van de omgeving in Museum Het Bolwerk
Learn about the defenses of the State Spanish Lines

How did the inhabitants of Zeelandic Flanders protect themselves against hostile invasions? Find out the answer in Museum Het Bolwerk, which focuses heavily on the defenses of the Staats-Spaanse Linies (Spanish State Lines).

Defenses in the Zeeland landscape During the Eighty Years’ War, hundreds of forts, dikes and lines were built in Zeelandic Flanders. A large number are still visible in the landscape. Museum Het Bolwerk shows how the inhabitants of the border region defended themselves against enemy attacks over the course of centuries. The focus of the collection is on the State-Spanish Lines, a unique cluster of defenses. These are unique because they comprise a part of the foundational history of the Netherlands and are both visible and tangible in the landscape.


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