(conclusions by LvdW)
This bunker is better known as the "bunker van Ouwenlaan". The German archives speak of a Sani-S.K. or a Sanitätsbunker. The bunker is built in split level, this means that you enter on a mid-level and from there you take a few steps up or down to the main rooms. Not very convenient for patients on stretchers. The height of the rooms is larger than usual, 3.20 m. This feature can also be found in bunkers for machinery or communication that uses heath generating equipment with many electronic valves/tubes. There are three entrances, two as maindoors and one for personnel. Outside there is a garage for cars. A huge chimney completes the bunker. Not directly in layout, but all noted features can also be found in the design of the former Sk for communication, Serveas Bolwerk, in Utrecht. I had the opportunity to visit both bunkers in question during their active period in the Cold War. The equality convince me that the "van Ouwenlaan" was not a hospital, but the first carrier wave communication station in a line Den Haag-Germany. These multi channel circuits where led via the Sk in Utrecht, where many high level military commandposts where operable. The final connection with the network in Germany was planned to be provided by the never finished Sk for communication in Zwolle. During the cold war the bunker was used as the communication center for the Dutch navy staff. In present days it serves as a storage.
The main entrance at the street.
The hatch is a direct connection with the engine room deep inside.
The second main entrance lies in the park.
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