Discover the story of

Naarden-Vesting

Museum

Collection

Napoleon

The Waterlines

Naarden Vesting is the best preserved fortress town of the Netherlands and is part of the Dutch Waterlines Unesco World Heritage.

The Dutch Fortress Museum is located on the Turfpoort bastion. In the outside area an in the casemates of this 17th-century heritage site you will discover the story of Naarden Fortress in the history of the Netherlands.

‘A visit to the Dutch Fortress Museum and Naarden Fortress is an ideal combination for a fun day.’

‘The Dutch Fortress Museum offers the entire war history of the Netherlands in one visit.’

Activities

Guided tours

Boat trips

Gunners’ day

Canon shot

Discover the story of

Naarden-Vesting

Naarden-Vesting is one of the best-preserved fortified towns in the Netherlands and, as part of the Dutch Water Lines, has the status of Unesco World Heritage. The city is famous for its star shape derived from the six bastions and is unique in Europe for its double system of ramparts and moats. The Dutch Fortress Museum is located on the Turfpoort bastion. In the outdoor area and in the casemates of this 17th century heritage site, you will discover the story of Naarden-Vesting in the history of the Netherlands.

Museum

 Collection

Napoleon

The Waterlines

A visit to the Dutch Fortress Museum and Naarden-Vesting are an ideal combination for a fun day. In addition to history and the many monuments, Naarden offers shops, restaurants and plenty of recreational opportunities such as boating, walking or cycling while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Activities

 

 

 

Guided tours

 

 

 

Boat trips

 

 

 

Gunners’ day

 

 

 

Canon shot

Exhibitions

News

Tuesday 19 July we are due to the expected heat closed

Due to the expected heat, we will remain closed on Tuesday 19 July. We will be open again on Wednesday with normal opening hours. Keep a cool head, drink plenty of water and take it easy!

June 6: we are closed on Pentacost Monday

A short message to avoid disappointment, but the Dutch Fortress Museum is closed on Whit Monday.

May 21, 2022: Waterline Walking Tour 2022

The Dutch Fortress Museum will host the Waterline Walking Tour on 21 May 2022. The museum is closed for museum visits on this day.

Exhibitions

News

Tuesday 19 July we are due to the expected heat closed

Due to the expected heat, we will remain closed on Tuesday 19 July. We will be open again on Wednesday with normal opening hours. Keep a cool head, drink plenty of water and take it easy!

June 6: we are closed on Pentacost Monday

A short message to avoid disappointment, but the Dutch Fortress Museum is closed on Whit Monday.

May 21, 2022: Waterline Walking Tour 2022

The Dutch Fortress Museum will host the Waterline Walking Tour on 21 May 2022. The museum is closed for museum visits on this day.

Education

Napoleon

King William I

Canon of The Netherlands

The Canon of The Netherlands takes you on a tour through the history of the Netherlands. Comprised of fifty segments, historical events, key figures and items are shown and the story of how the Netherlands came to be, is told.

The Canon forms the basis of the subject of history in primary and secondary education. A growing number of museums showcase their iconic masterpieces and are organizing special events around the Canon. The Dutch Fortress museum is part of the network of canon museums for the Napoleonic segment and King William I segment, three masterpieces are highlighted as part of these segments.