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Fort aan de St. Aagtendijk

The "Fort aan de St. Aagtendijk (Fort at the St. Aagtendijk)", model A, was completed in 1899 as part of the Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

The fort was mobilized both in 1914-1918 and in 1940. During World War II, the Germans used the fort. In 1945, fifteen Russian soldiers were executed here and buried at the fort. In 1946, they were reburied at the Russian cemetery in Leusen.

Today it is used as Het Muziekfort, where spaces are rented out for various musical and creative activities.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries + Arjo Eijgelsheim
  • Photos: Arjo Eijgelsheim