Fort bij Spijkerboor

Welcome at the website of "Fort bij Spijkerboor", about an early 20th century fortification near Spijkerboor, a small settlement at the canal crossing in the south-western part of the scenic dutch Beemsterpolder. The Fortification is both a nature preservative and a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. It is guarded by volunteers. The environment, the Beemsterpolder is a UNESCO world curltural heritage site in itself, hence quite unique to be in both at one time.

If you want to pay a visit to our fort, we will be pleased. The opening dates and hours are displayed in the page "Agenda". There are guided and non-guided possibilities (guided: "RONDLEIDING 1,5 UUR MET GIDS"; non-guided: "VRIJE OPENSTELLINGEN"). For a guided tour, please make a reservation through +31-35 655 99 55.

If you are with approximately 10 persons or more, you can call the administrator for a special arrangement, +31-75-641 36 91 or mail to

Link: Defense line of Amsterdam Wikipedia

Link: Fort bij Spijkerboor during renovation Youtube

Link: Sector Zaandam from the defence line of Amsterdam René Ros

Link: Beemsterpolder introduction / invitation for a visit

Link: Land van Leeghwater

Link: Unesco world heritage