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Sk for storing artworks

A special project. In 1942, so during the German occupation, the Dutch were allowed to built a massive bunker to protect the fine paintings in Holland.

Over 3.000 parts of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam found shelter during the war here.

The design was made as if it looked like a church, seen from the sky. The function presented by the Dutch; to give protection against allied bombardments,  convinced the Germans to give their permission.

The walls are 4 m thick and the dome shaped roof has even 9 meters reinforced concrete.