Fort het Hemeltje was built between 1877-1881 as part of the so-called Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie(The 'New Dutch Water Line') to defend the cities of the western Netherlands from overland attack.

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Founded: 1877-1881
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Mayke Vaarwerk (3 months ago)
Nice for when you are in the area. Not worth traversing half the country. I was there on a beautiful autumn day, not seen another visitor so it was an adventure in the dark corridors of the fort!
J. Van Berkel (5 months ago)
Not enough to make the ride
Johan Hoekstra (2 years ago)
Walking around the Fort, greeting the silent swan, watching the branches hanging in the water bend, avoiding the heaps of leaves on the path that is hardly entered, detecting that one listening post. In the Fort diligent workers behind screens for the companies that are housed here, safely behind the bombproof thick walls. In the background and later in the foreground the permanent and intense traffic noise of the A27, not muted by the foliage in the winter season.
Sohrab Khorram (2 years ago)
Nice
Wim Bloemers (2 years ago)
Historic nugget full of assessment nerds and other start up and start over profiles. Mind over body, space over concrete and resources for humans! We become one!
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