Dutch Fortified Towns Open Days

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June 3, 2017 - June 5, 2017

Dutch Fortified Towns Open Days

Once a year, old fortified towns open their gates and you are welcome to discover the forgotten stories of medieval times. During the Dutch Fortified Towns Open Days you’ll learn how the defensive system of these fortified towns used to work, you’ll meet historical characters and witness mock battles.

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Once a year, old fortified towns open their gates and you are welcome to discover the forgotten stories of medieval times. During the Dutch Fortified Towns Open Days you’ll learn how the defensive system of these fortified towns used to work, you’ll meet historical characters and witness mock battles.

Fortified Towns in Holland

Fortified towns were originally encircled by protective walls, ramparts and other kinds of defensive systems. These were designed to protect the inhabitants from outside attack. The towns played an important role in protecting the rest of the country.

Relive the Past

The Dutch Fortified Towns Open Days takes place in a different fortified town each year (this year in: Geertruidenberg). It enables you to relive the past.

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