Dutch, Grebbelinie - Defence line from Spakenburg to Wageningen, Asschatterkeerkade.
At the east side of the village Leusden lies along the "Valleikanaal" the Dutch defence line called the Grebbelinie from 1940. The dike called Aschatterkeerkade was build around 1745-1799 as part of the "Oude Hollandsche Waterlinie", a old Dutch defence system with inundations. In the period around 1940 it was integrated in the Grebbelinie and several MG-bunkers and obstacles where build.
And the end of the 2500 meters long Asschatterkeerkade lies the so called "Voorwerk"(in front position) This position was extended with 4 four MG-casemates to close the road that's crossing the line, together with on both sides a tank ditches filled with water.
You can park your car at the water lock, that was part of the inundation system, and start walking over the Asschatterkeerkade for about 1 hour. The pictures I show is as you will encounter the different objects.
For more information about the Grebbelinie see www.grebbelinie.nl
At the other side of the inundation lock lies the mainline of the Grebbelinie with Dutch bunker, but also 2 German 703 PAK-bunkers as part of the Panther Stellung. See the other item on this page.
7x Dutch S3-kazemat, "Stekelvarken" 3 MG loopholes.
1x Dutch S7-kazemat, "Stekelvarken" 7 MG loopholes.
1x Dutch B-kazemat, flanking fire.
1x Dutch tank barrier.
2x Dutch tank ditch.