The project

The Atlantic Wall in the Wadden area project began in 2013 on the Frisian Wadden islands (phase I). Four bunker complexes have been (partially) excavated, making it possible to access and experience this piece of WWII military heritage. The bunkers now house museums that tell the story of the Wadden area during the war.


The goal of the museums is to explain and promote the recent history in a very personal way together with residents. The project's goal is not just to preserve military history, but also to convey stories and memories from WWII.


In 2016, Texel and the Wadden coast followed (phase II), in which the military heritage from the period 1940 - 1945 in the entire Wadden area was made accessible. The curious visitor can now find information at 5 different places along the Wadden coast. In visitor centres, on panels and via routes. The War and Aviation Museum on Texel has a room dedicated to the Atlantic Wall.


The Atlantic Wall project in the Wadden area not only tells the story of building the Atlantic Wall but also how this heritage was viewed after the war and how its value has changed over the years. On the website and at several different locations, you can learn about how the construction of the Atlantic Wall impacted the landscape on the edges of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site.



Atlantic Wall in the Wadden area is a project from:

  • Zeestad
  • Stichting Stelling Den Helder
  • Gemeente Hollands Kroon
  • Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand
  • It Fryske Gea
  • Het Groninger Landschap
  • Stichting Waddencentra
    • Stichting Amelander Musea
    • Museum Schlei
    • Stichting Bunkerbehoud Terschelling
    • De Noordwester (stelling H12)
    • Luchtvaart- en Oorlogsmuseum Texel

The project is made possible by the Waddenfonds and the provinces of North Holland, Fryslân and Groningen.