In Fort Waver-Amstel you will find wine importer Krimpenfort Wijnen. Open door days are organized on a regular basis, offering visitors the opportunity to participate in a wine tasting.
Some of the rooms in the fortress can also be rented for parties, receptions and wine tastings.
Fort Waver-Amstel is situated in a beautiful natural area. The fort’s interior is indeed neglected, but still considered unique because it is almost complete. Washrooms, a water reservoir, a kitchen with electric water pump and electrical cabinets are still present, amongst other things.
Fort Waver-Amstel was aimed at defending the area in front of the fortress belonging to the water board district Groot Mijdrecht, the permanently dry strip of land up to the Fort in the Botshol and the eastern inundation sluice. This stronghold, which was completed in 1911, is strategically located at the place where the rivers Amstel and Oude Waver meet. Left of the fort’s moat was an inlet for inundation water. You can still see the small rectangular area, lined with trees, against the dike. Where there’s a change in vegetation the so-called ‘ontvangstbed’ (literally: reception bed) was located, a place where the ground was reinforced with stones to prevent erosion by the incoming water.