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Nederland - Weesp, Fort Ossenmarkt

Fort Ossenmarkt (Fort Ox Market) in the fortified town of Weesp was built to defend the two banks of the river Vecht, the locks, and the Amsterdam–Hilversum railway with the bridge over the Vecht. The small tower fort is dating back to the year of 1861. Later, a protective wall was erected on the east side and the moat was filled. In 1983-1985, this wall was removed and the moat and bridge were restored to their former glory.

After 1815, the fortified town of Weesp formed part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (New Dutch Waterline). In 1892 the town was incorporated into the Defence Line of Amsterdam.

A while ago Fort Ossenmarkt was restored. The former engineering site houses a garden shop and the wooden artillery depot - dating back to 1877 - is used as an exhibition space. In addition, the Fort at the Ossenmarkt houses a music school and is home to various associations and offices.

The fort is not accessible to the public, but is open to a limited extent on certain occasions. As part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie, Fort Ossenmarkt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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36 comments

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et excellemment rendue.
Merci pour toutes ces informations.
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Stephan Fey said:

Nicely taken, Jaap!
10 days ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe image du canon !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
10 days ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Interesting and impressive view!!!!!!!!
10 days ago ( translate )

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Sehr Eindrücklich Jaap!
10 days ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

Schöner Bildsxhnitt, Jaap !
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Peter Castell said:

Nicely taken with great information Jaap
9 days ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

wonderful image Jaap
HWW
9 days ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Impressive fort and great notes Jaap
9 days ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Good pictures and interesting information Jaap.
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Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Une belle présentation texte & images du Fort
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MaggsMep said:

Lovely pair of images Jaap, and good info!
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Xata said:

Impressive pair, HWW Jaap
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Percy Schramm said:

Very impressive architecture - and fine captures too. Wish you a sunny wednesday, Jaap !
9 days ago

J.Garcia said:

Strong and superb Fort!!
Splendid images and information, Jaap!
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