WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

AN UNBEATABLE LOCATION IN THE NETHERLANDS

Fort Vuren is a tower fortress. Forts of this type were the first works of art to be built. They were round and showed off in the floodplains. Tower forts are usually seen along the rivers, such as Fort Asperen on the Linge and Fort Everdingen on the Lek.

They were soon vulnerable due to heavier ammunition and the twisted barrel on the guns. As a result, a safe rampart had to be built around the enemy side of the tower. That happened very quickly. Around 1878 the tower forts were provided with a Contrascarp, a building with an earthen rampart. The tower disappeared from view behind it and became less vulnerable.

History
Fort Vuren is part of the New Dutch Waterline, a defence line that could not be started until 1845. This line runs from Muiden to the Biesbosch and contains more than 60 fortifications.

Fort Vuren is a tower fort and was built in 1845. Already in 1878 a major renovation took place: the construction of the Contrascarp.

The fort is owned by Staatsbosbeheer and has been completely renovated under the direction of the St. Wandel en FietsForten and made usable again for the next 50 years. This restoration took 6 years and ended with the rebuilding of the Fortwachterij.

If you really want to know more about the fortress and the waterline you can request a guided tour.

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IMPRESSION FORT VUREN

FORTWACHTERIJ

“De Fortwachterij” is a restaurant where you can have a simple or extensive lunch. The menu also includes fine wines and special beers. On beautiful summer days, our kitchen is open longer and you can dine on our terrace. The Fortwachterij of Fort Vuren is the place for a nice lunch. With a strong coffee or a good glass of wine. And always radiant service. Do you want to book for a large group?

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THE AREA

The LAW- Waterliniepad, runs along the Fort. A clog path starts right at the entrance of the fort. For the NS walk from Gorinchem to Leerdam and other Struin routes, Fort Vuren is often the resting point or overnight stay for the weary traveller. For cyclists there are many opportunities to explore the area. There are bicycles for rent at Fort Vuren for 15 euros per day!

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WHAT MORE DOES FORT VUREN HAVE TO OFFER

GUIDED TOUR

During the tour you will discover much more about the unique location of the Fort and you will have a beautiful view of the Hondswaard floodplains (SBB) and the Waal river. In short, are you interested in a piece of history about Fort Vuren and the New Dutch Waterline? Then opt for a tour of Fort Vuren!

As mentioned, during the tour we will take you on a journey through the past of the Fort. In this way you gradually discover more about the history, the restoration and the New Dutch Waterline. Guides also tell you about the soldier’s life in the past, the changes to the fort and show you what is left of it. Do you have a question? Then feel free to ask the guide!

These tours are very suitable for, for example, family days combined with lunch or dinner. In the winter months we can also give a presentation about Fort Vuren and the New Dutch Waterline.

The costs for the tour are € 4.50 per person with a starting rate of € 15.00. The tour lasts on average 1 to 1.5 hours.

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THE INN

Are you looking for a unique event or meeting room? Then you have come to the right place at Fort Vuren! In the old inn ‘De Drie Mutsen’ you are welcome with a smaller group to organise your family event or company meeting in the middle of a historic tower fortress from 1845.

The location of the fort is very unique and also part of the New Dutch Waterline and the Unesco World Heritage. This, together with the fantastic decor of the old inn, will make your event or meeting unforgettable!

In short, are you looking for a special event space to rent for your family event or company outing? Then choose the old inn in Fort Vuren, a historic tower fortress with plenty of options to organise your event or meeting entirely according to your wishes!

THE TOWER

Are you looking for a unique location for your event, reception, presentation or business event? Then you have come to the right place at Fort Vuren! In the tower of Fort Vuren you are more than welcome to organise your event, reception, presentation or business event with groups of 100 people or more!

The location of the fort is very unbearable and also part of the New Dutch Waterline and one of the Unesco World Heritage. This, together with the beautiful appearance of the tower of Fort Vuren, will make your event or reception unforgettable!

In short, are you looking for a special location to hire for your event or reception? Then choose the tower of Fort Vuren, the characteristic round building in the middle of our historic fort. We offer you plenty of options to organise your event or reception according to your wishes!

RESTAURANT

Did you enjoy a day of cycling or walking? End the day with a delicious meal at our restaurant ‘De Fortwachterij’. You can enjoy a simple or extensive lunch with us, or you can dine with us in the summer when the weather is nice. In addition to our tasty dishes and snacks, we also have tasty wines and special beers on the menu. In short, the ingredients for a perfect day at Fort Vuren!

Despite its early age, De Fortwachterij already has the atmosphere of a brown establishment. A burning fireplace in winter, an old leather sofa to sink into and the many accessories exude peace and comfort.

You can also book with us for larger groups. Whether it’s a wedding, a birthday or a work brunch, everything is possible with us. A lot is possible in the Fortwachterij. And if you wish, a suitable arrangement can be made for you. Feel free to call us on +31 (0)183 660 950 or email us at fortwachterij@fortvuren.nl.

PHOTO & MOVIE LOCATION

Unique photo location in a historic Fort. Are you looking for a unique photo location for your bridal report or family photo? Then you have come to the right place at Fort Vuren! Our historic fortress is located on a fortress island with many free green and intimate industrial spaces.

The location of Fort Vuren is therefore unique and part of the New Dutch Waterline and one of the Unesco World Heritage. For example, photos can be taken with the floodplains of the Hondswaard (SBB) and the Waal river in the background! Even if you are looking for a unique photo location for your wedding, Fort Vuren is the right place!

Fort Vuren is therefore more than suitable as a wedding location. The special location and the unbearable atmosphere guarantee an unforgettable day. Finally, there is something for everyone, large and cosy, or small and intimate!

In short, would you like to capture something special at a unique photo location? Then choose Fort Vuren!

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BIKE RENTAL

Would you like to cycle along the Waal? You can rent bicycles with three gears at Fort Vuren for 15 euros per day.

It is very worthwhile to admire the surroundings of Fort Vuren by bike. On www.route.nl you will find beautiful cycling routes that you can start from Fort Vuren.

It is also possible to take the ferry across the Waal from Fort Vuren to the centre by bike. You will also find a wealth of cultural-historical heritage on the water.

Contact us on +31 (0)183 660 950 or mail to info@fortvuren.nl to reserve a bicycle.

Application form (note that your application will only be confirmed when you receive a confirmation email).