Loevestein Castle was built from 1357 to 1368.
In 1794, fires were shot from the fort on the invading French troops. From 1795 to 1813, the fort was used by the French, mainly for housing English and Russion prisoners-of-war.
During the First World War there were several hundred soldiers in Fort Loevenstein.
After World War l Fort Loevestein remained officially a military base, in World War II. Then stayed around 60 soldiers at Fort Loevestein and was mainly used as a warehouse.
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- Text: TracesofWar.com & Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1), Wikimedia Commons (2)