The landscape in between the Fort near Waver-Amstel and the Fort along the Winkel has remained virtually unchanged since the construction of these fortresses. In this area the Defence Line follows two small rivers, the Oude Waver and Winkel. The grounds of the Fort along the Winkel are used as a campsite for soldiers and not open to the public. The fort watchman's house and engineer depot still remain, though.
The function of the Fort along the Winkel was to defend the access formed by the Vinkenkade (quay) and the quay and waterway situated between the polder De Winkel and the Proostdijpolder. Just like the Fort in the Botshol, this fortress was originally built as a defensible earthwork, a temporary fortification, in anticipation of its final construction. In this case, however, the earthen walls were later flattened.