Fort Rhijnauwen was built between 1868 and 1875 as part of the New Dutch Water Defence Line. Because of its architectural style and good state of preservation, the fort is historically unique. Due it was closed to the general public for years it became a paradise for many endangered plants and animals. There are also weasels, foxes, roe, grass snakes and many varieties of butterflies. In winter, hundreds of bats hibernate in the fort. The fort consists of bombproof shelters, powder magazines, barracks, flank defences, group shelters and a large practice and parade square. Surrounding the complex is a double moat. Today, the fort can be visited on a guided tour.

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Founded: 1868-1875
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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iris punt (2 months ago)
Amazing place to visit! We had a tour with a lovely guide who told very passionate about the history and the local fauna. Definitely worth the while and there's a cute pancake restaurant you can go eat/drink after.
qwe wdasc (5 months ago)
nice scenary
Corinthia K (6 months ago)
A great place for a day or evening walk. Sometimes sheep are roaming freely and are very friendly.
Ruud Kuijer (14 months ago)
We were there for "the night of the bat" (actual bats). Very informative. The fort itself is beautiful. Nice nature and surroundings.
Ruud Kuijer (14 months ago)
We were there for "the night of the bat" (actual bats). Very informative. The fort itself is beautiful. Nice nature and surroundings.
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