Fort south of Spaarndam

Dutch Water Defence Lines1996

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

At the time the Defence Line of Amsterdam was being constructed, it became clear that masonry forts were no longer strong enough to withstand modern heavy artillery and concrete was chosen as the preferred material.


  • Title: Fort south of Spaarndam
  • Creator: Dutch Water Defence Lines
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Rights: Martin van Lokven
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 1996
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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