The Fort along the Drecht was completely restored in 2000, after which it was given a multi-purpose function. Now the Amstelfort restaurant (open Tuesday through Saturday), a wine tasting company, art gallery, studio, exhibition space in the gorge casement and various businesses all enjoy a place in the fort. The Fort along the Drecht also offers a variety of events, from glass blowing workshops to wine tastings.
The Fort along the Drecht originated in 1911. The stronghold’s function was to defend the accesses formed by the rivers Drecht and Kromme Mijdrecht along with the dikes that run alongside them. The fort also served as protection for two nearby sluices, which now no longer exist. Still present is a bent armour plate of cast nickel steel, which is 20 centimetres (8 inches) thick and weighs 23,000 kilos (50,000 pounds).
Parking on the fort’s grounds is not allowed. You can park your car in the designated parking bays. If they are full, you can park at rowing club Michiel de Ruyter (Amsteldijk Zuid). From there, take the gravel path to get to the fort.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.