Protection and Civil Defense
Civilian Command Facilities
Regional Govermental Facility
Commandopost Burgerbescherming Rijswijk
Full name of site:
Commandopost Burgerbescherming Rijswijk. Civil Protection Command Centre Rijswijk.
Van Vredenburchweg 176A, 2285 SE Rijswijk, Holland
Civil Defense (Ministry of the Interior)
The site is a former WW2 German communication post which was repurposed in 1952 for the Civil Defense organisation. It consists of two underground complexes, a building to practice emergency evacuations and accomodations for education and training.
Valuation of authenticity and integrity:
Baseline 1986. The exterior and interior is considered to be relatively complete. The nuclear shelter has been refurnished as the original command center, including civil defense equipment.
Status and access:
Access: partial. The site is managed by the NGO Museum Bescherming Bevolking, through which tours and other activities can be booked outside regular ‘visitor days’.