The sconce of Van Galen, or Poephemeltje, is a square redoubt (a sconce with protruding corners) from 1672. The sconce is named after the Munster bishop Berend van Galen (Bommen Berend), who his troops during the siege of Groningen of 18 on 19 July of that year overnight at Amelte on the banks of the Deurzer Diep. The nickname Poephemeltje is said to be due to the German migrant workers ("Poep") who spent the night here in the 18th and 19th centuries. The ramp was restored in 1985. (source: Staatsbosbeheer.nl)
October 24, 2020
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