The four crescent shaped forts of Lunetten have been build between 1822 and 1828 as part of the Dutch Water Line. Forts and fortified towns have been constructed to protect weaknesses in the waterline. Combined with natural bodies of water, it could be used to transform the economic heartland of the Dutch Republic almost into an island.

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Founded: 1822-1828
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Dicky Jansen (2 years ago)
Zulke lekkere thee gedronken met pindarotsjes erbij die ze zelf gemaakt hadden ook vreselijk lekker!
Doorle Offerhaus (3 years ago)
Prachtige plek, unieke sfeer door het personeel en ontzettend flexibel management als je er een feestje viert. Bij sommige andere recensies vraag ik me af of klanten zien dat dit een enorm enthousiast gerunde tent is voor mensen met zoals dat heet 'een afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt. Maar goed: het belangrijkste is dat ze een superfeestje opleveren!!
Colette de Klerk (3 years ago)
Eten was zeer smakelijk, maar we moesten veel te lang wachten op onze gerechten
Ben van de Ree (3 years ago)
Als je dit restaurant in eerste instantie vluchtig aan de buitenkant bekijkt dan is de eerste indruk dat je te maken hebt met een verbouwde schuur, die weliswaar prima in deze landelijke omgeving past maar toch moeilijk als restaurant kan functioneren. Ben je eenmaal binnen dan blijkt het een gezellig, modern ingericht restaurant te zijn. Vanwege het mooie weer heb ik echter buiten gezeten en daar van een heerlijk broodje rundercarpaccio genoten. Verder is het bijzonder dat bij het bedienend personeel ook lichamelijk en/of geestelijk gehandicapten enthousiast meedraaien. Het is er zeker niet duur en de producten zijn van goede kwaliteit.
W Paap (4 years ago)
Great for outdoor lunches, green and remote. Great for kids.
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