The Netherlands is littered with reminders that this small, liberal nation was once an occupied one. One such place is in the Panbos in Katwijk where the Atlantic Wall stands proud and strong. It is part of a defensive structure that was built by the Germans to stop advancing Allied Forces. What is also impressive is the formation of the tank wall that was built as part of the Atlantic wall defences.
It is like standing looking at lots of giant size pieces of a Toblerone bar - constructed to stop Allied tanks from coming into the Netherlands from the beaches. It's a sobering sight as you meander through the woods.