Westerbork

 

Westerbork (Drents: Börk) is a green village in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, in the Dutch province of Drenthe. Until 1998 it was an independent municipality, which, in addition to Westerbork, included places such as Elp, Eursinge, Mantinge, Orvelte and Zwiggelte.

 

Geography

Closer to Hooghalen than to Westerbork is the former Camp Westerbork from which more than 100,000 people were deported to extermination camps in World War II. Partly on the site of the former camp there are fourteen radio telescopes, which together form the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope.

Culture
Museums
The Apple Museum Netherlands has been located in Westerbork since 2018. In this museum are Apple computers dating back to the year 1976. The computers are operational and may be operated by visitors.

The Museum of Paper Cutting presents national and international paper cutting art by well-known and lesser-known artists from 3 centuries.