The premises of the Fort near De Kwakel are now home to Bar ’t Fort and the offices of various associations. Spaces are also rented out for parties.
Today, one of the courtyards features a partially covered terrace with a beach volleyball court, whereas the other courtyard can serve as an ice rink and is put under water if there's frost.
The function of the Fort near De Kwakel was to defend the eastern ring dike of the Zuiderlegmeerpolder as well as the Kleine Drecht and the road running alongside this river. The Fort near De Kwakel was completed in 1897 as a defensible earthwork. The shellproof building dates back to 1906. The right-side front wall features a concrete artillery deployment (battery) that is directed at the road to Vrouwenakker. The de-ironing installation, which was used to make groundwater drinkable, still survives. It can be found on the outside in the corner between the main building and the left gorge casemate. Near the fortress you can also see the fort watchman's house and the engineer depot, which was converted to housing.