Bourtange, Netherlands: The star fort at Bourtange. Three centuries after the last cannonball was fired in anger at the fort, it now serves as a museum and centre of a sleepy farming village in eastern Holland. The low, thick walls were designed to offset the pounding force of cannonfire.
Fort Bourtange was planned and construction begun by Wiliam of Orange aka The Silent to control the road between the spanish occupied city of Groningen and Germany.The castle was copleted in 1593. Astrogeo pos.: located in 2 Venus signs:profitable earth sign Taurus sign of grounding, agriculture, wealth, possession of land + aristocratic air sign Libra sign of beauty, decoration, harmony, balance, symmetry. Field level 3.