IJmuiden has faced some fierce bombardments during W.O. II. The Germans had built around 15 bunkers in the dunes to withstand the bombardments, after the Dutch resistance had been knocked done quite effortlessly. The bunkers have also withstand the decades of wear & tear and are accessible to the public. As a result of that, the bunkers are being played on by children and used as a canvas for graffiti artists. This gives birth to a great contrast between the gray, functional design of the bunkers and the playful nature of the children and the graffiti.