In the 1980s, Dutch artist R.W. van de Wint began an experimental project that became his life’s work. Over the course of 25 years, he created paintings, steel sculptures and large structures amongst old bunkers in the dune area De Nollen in Den Helder. De Nollen was the southern extent of the Fort Dirksz Admiraal, built in the early 1800s during the French rule and later converted to anti-aircraft batteries during the German occupation.
The mood at De Nollen is similar to Pilane Sculpture Park in Sweden, with massive outdoor sculptures spread over extensive grounds, this one a dune rather than farmland. We enjoyed exploring the area, with a new discovery at every turn.