The "Torenfort aan de Ossenmarkt (Tower Fort at the Ossenmarkt)", type tower fort, was built in 1861 as part of the New Dutch Water Line (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It was also part of the Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The fort was mobilized both in 1914-1918 and in 1940.
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Dick de Bruijne