The Fort along the St. Aagtendijk has been given a remarkable new lease on life as a rehearsal space for musicians. Unique to this fort is the front caponier that was made from concrete: it’s an extension to the centre of the fort’s front wall that is outfitted on both sides with embrasures that could be used to fire sideways. The front of this caponier was protected against shellfire by a heavy protective earth wall.
The original landscape around this fort has changed dramatically due to the construction of the A9. This motorway runs east of the fort right next to the engineer depot.
The Fort along the St. Aagtendijk served as a defence for the St. Aagtendijk (dike) and the west quay of the Zuidwijkermeerpolder. The defensible earthwork was completed in 1895, the shellproof building in 1899. Between the forts of St. Aagtendijk and Zuidwijkermeer you can find a 2.5-kilometre (1.5-mile) long defensive wall.
The fort is open to the public several times per year.