Bilthoven, Complex Tollenstraat.
WBN, 88th Army Corps LXXXVIII, Head Quarters, Bpt. 198.
This complex is located at the 'Tollenstraat' in the village of Bilthoven. Follow the 'Soesterdijkseweg Zuid' into Bilthoven and the 'Tollenstraat' is at your right hand. The bunkers are located between houses and vegetation and are hard to find. Note the bunkers are on private property, so ask for permission.
This complex was the HQ. for the 88th Army Corps. It was moved from Utrecht towards Bilthoven around the end of 1943. There were several command bunkers (Sk) and lots of supporting ones like personnel -, hospital -, storage - and communication bunkers. Most of the bunkers, except the Sk's have been built in Vf strength. Note the beautiful concrete camouflage patterns on the Vf bunkers. We visited one of the Sk command bunkers. It is now a private museum and it is possible to make an appointment to visit the bunker. The bunker is in a good condition, there is some post-war damage, but overall it looks nice. The owner has a beautiful collection of war items and placed them in one of the rooms of the bunker.
All the other bunkers that we have photographed are at the construction pit next to the Sk command bunker. They are closed and in use by the bats.
1x Sk command bunker.
1x Vf personnel bunker (20 men).
1x Vf personnel bunker (10 men).
1x Vf hospital bunker.
1x Vf watersupply bunker.