Many of the old familiar stores on the main street in Soesterberg (Rademakerstraat) are now gone.
The restuarant "De Tuin" is struggling now as a Pannekoken House (pancake house).
The Oriental Swan (Chinese Rest) has been for years at the location where the Golden Swan was. The former building for the Chinese Rest was turned into an Italian Restaurant.
The small elementary school (in Soesterberg) was recently torn down, it was located near the Dorpsplein. A new school has been built near Apollo housing in the wooded area.
The large rotary at the end of the Amersfoortsestraat in the direction Amersfoort has received a major face lift. Because it is so busy there, they have improved the entry and exit points. It's much safer now in my opinion.
It has been announced that the airbase will close now in 2009, a recent announcement due to construction delays at Gilze_Rijen. So if you have been putting off a trip to Holland to see the base, you still have time.
On the Amersfoortseweg in Soesterberg a new traffic circle near the BP gas station has been added.
Next to the Spitfire Cafe, in Huis ter Heide they have built an office complex. The cafe still is active and all are welcomed to visit from the staff..
The Meijerij bungalow-hotel park has not missed a beat and remains almost fully booked throught the summer. Many folks visiting the area that were stationed here still bookhere. If your coming to Holland and wish to stay at the park the telephone number is 0031-334615730 or FAX 0031-334617989. Tell them you got their number from my web site. Advice: Book a year in advance so your not disappointed.
Sauna Soesterberg next to the bungelow park, is still going strong and will be moving within a year or so to a new location as directed by Soest..
The Dutch Military Museum in Soesterberg has made some upgrades in regards to their displays. The F-16 simulator is a hit with all the visitors.
Wallibie park has been taken over by Six Flags. The new name is Six Flags Holland.
The base is busy with Chinook and Cougar helicopters flying around. As for American aircraft, they are now far and few between. In recent weeks (April-May 2007) the base has been visited by Russian Antonov's ferrying the helicopters to Afganistan.
The church across the street from the Buys Ballotslaan shopping center in the middle of the village is torn down, and replaced by a apartment complex.
120 new living quarters have been added in the village, which have been built on the General Spoorstraat. The art deco housing there has been torn down.
Albert Heijn (the biggest supermarket in Holland) has just opened a Super Albert Heijn in Arnhem. It is the first in Holland.
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