Fort Hemeltje

Houten, Netherlands

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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Fortweg 9, Houten, Netherlands
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Founded: 1877-1881
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Shania A (3 years ago)
I lived here when I was a child and thought it was a wonderful place to grow up . We had chickens and various fruit trees, feral cats and fish in the moat and my Dad tended a vegetable garden. So idyllic ❣ like homesteaders.
Anne Roest (3 years ago)
Beautiful location. I've lived in Utrecht for some time but never knew about this fort. Would highly recommend going there to get a different view than the city itself.
Faizan Rabbani (3 years ago)
walking path around the fortress.
Roelof Schaap (3 years ago)
Very nice and beautiful place between the highways. You can walk a nice route that takes you past all points of the fort. Search for codes along the way and discover the history of the fort. There are picnic benches, catering and meeting / conference rooms in the main building. Beautiful place and well worth a visit
peter de klein (3 years ago)
Fantastic to walk there. Some courses open and nice view.
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