Bourtange – Netherlands Bourtange is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built dur
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In this Overview, we see Bourtange, Netherlands. This Dutch "star fort" was constructed in 1593 in this manner so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
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Bourtange is a star fort located in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The village was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen.