Near the boulevard of Kijkduin, under the dunes, lies is a hidden tunnel system; a part of the complex Widerstandsnest 67 HL. The biggest part of this once huge complex has been demolished for the construction of the mall and the nearby apartments. In the dunes behind the NH Atlantic Hotel still remain about one hundred meters of tunnel connecting four bunkers. This part of the complex housed the Flugwache, a part of the Luftwaffe that had to search the skies for enemy aircrafts.
Because a piece of tunnel was demolished after the war, the tunnel system was only partly accessible. In July 2015, the Foundation has rebuilt this section thus reconnected the three remaining parts of the complex. Next, the volunteers worked long days to clean up the tunnels and bunkers and make them safe for visitors. Besides these necessary restaurations, the tunnel system will be left in it's original state as much as possible. A total of approximately 80 metres of tunnels and four bunkers are now accessible. At the end of 2015, the volunteers reconstructed a former open trench. It leads to a so-called Tobruk, an one-man bunker for close combat defense.
Since 2015 the tunnel system is open for visitors. For safety reasons, the visitors will always be accompanied by a guide. You don't need to book for these guided tours, the groups will be formed on site.
Small LED-lights have been installed in the tunnels, creating a mysterious effect! Upon entry you get a free key-chain with integrated LED flashlight so you can light up the dark corners for yourself. Please note that during a tour multiple stairs have to be walked.
In the dunes behind the NH Atlantic Hotel
Near the Deltaplein 200, 2554 EJ, Kijkduin
Enter the dune path besides the NH Atlantic Hotel, from there it is a five minute walk to the tunnel system.
Accessible by bus lines 23, 24, and 26. Step out at the Kijkduin Strand stop. Free car parking is available within walking distance.