The Fort near Nigtevecht was completed in 1903. Recently, a large part of this stronghold was made waterproof and restored by Stichting Herstelling, a Dutch foundation that offers work experience to the jobless. Various interior elements have been retained. The retractable turrets have also remained intact. There’s not that much vegetation, but it’s of a varied nature. Standing on top of the fortress you’ll get a good view of the busy boat traffic on the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.
Fort Nigtevecht is only open during Open Monuments Day. Excursions can be made by appointment.
Fort Nigtevecht's purpose was to defend the accesses formed by the Merwedekanaal (now Amsterdam-Rhine Canal) and the river Vecht. It also protected the sluices between these waters as well as the so-called ‘Prise d'eau’ (water supply point) of the Vecht water supply system south of the fortress. A second battery is located in the defence line wall near the fort. You can also see three mounds here, which are the remnants of anti-aircraft artillery positions that were installed in 1927.