The Marine route tells the story of Ber Seegers. One of the marines that defended Rotterdam in world war II when the German troops took over the city and destroyed most of it. Ber was a young and inexperienced marine and in contrary to most of the others, he was not taken by surprise when the German troops invaded.
In 1940, Ber joined the Marines and was stationed in at Oostplein in Rotterdam. At this time, the Netherlands had taken a neutral stand in the war and the general belief was that Hitler would not invade their country. Ber had different ideas, he was under the impression they would but nobody would listen to him. One night, he left the bar early as he was not feeling the party mood, he walked home to the base and on his way he bumped into a girl. After apologising to her for the incident, he asked if he could walk her home. Her name was Miep and they fell in love.
Their love story was short as the Germans invaded the city not long after. So Ber wrote a letter to Miep, your task is to find it and make sure to post it. Rotterdam is the perfect city for this treasure hunt and the story of Ber and Miep. You will find out more about the bombing of the city and the personal story of Ber Seegers.