Fort Nieuwersluis was built between 1849-1851 and was later (1880) enlarged as part of the so-called New Dutch Water line.



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Founded: 1849-1851
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Bas Van Rhee (13 months ago)
We stopped to eat lunch at this wonderfully remodeled location. They have kept the authentic look, but modernized the interior and put in a small coffee/tea house and restaurant. The menu has something for everybody, especially hungry bicyclists on vacation. The area is like a backyard type of experience and the inside is like someone’s living room. They rent out several spaces for company events too. It’s a hidden gem in every sense of the word an definitely worth a visit! I’d go out of my way to go here again!
erik michiels (2 years ago)
Historical location. You can't see a lot.
timoh727heuvelrug (2 years ago)
REISACHTIG Laura (2 years ago)
Wonderful venie for lunch or a coffee. The lemon meringue pie comes recommend. Ideally combined with a walk and talk in Loenen. More tips?
Alex Van der Laan (3 years ago)
Heerlijk in het winterzonnetje een rondje om t fort gewandeld met de honden
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