Fort near Vijfhuizen, Southwest front, Defence Line of Amsterdam

Fort Vijfhuizen is one of forty-two forts in the Defense Line of Amsterdam (Dutch: stelling van Amsterdam), a World Heritage Site. It is located in the town of Vijfhuizen on the ringvaart which surrounds the Haarlemmermeer polder. The main fort is currently maintained by a charitable foundation called Kunstfort Vijfhuizen which leases space for twelve artist studios and a restaurant.

The fort is situated on a hill surrounded by a moat and accessible during opening hours. It was built in 1889-1890 with sand taken from the excavations for a new sluice-gate complex in IJmuiden. On 3 May 1943 an American Ventura bomber crashed into the moat.

South of this fort, also along the ringvaart, is the first fore position of the fort, currently part of a golf course. A bit further south is yet another fore position at fort Cruquius, just south of the Cruquius Museum.

  • Fort Vijfhuizen , Netherlands,
  • Fort bij Vijfhuizen
  • Right wing backside of the fort
  • Left backside of front building, looktrough poterne
  • Back side and toilets of front building
  • Back side of the fort
  • Entrance and mainbuilding Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, centre for contemporary art
  • Secundary battery Fort Vijfhuizen
  • left wing of the fort wit storm door
  • Search light storage

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Netherlands
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