Part of the fortifications of Muiden, restaurant Fort H is situated at a unique spot on the waterfront overlooking the harbour and the river Vecht.
Fort H was a bunker built at the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 in order to expand and improve Muiden’s fortification system. In the period between 1874 and 1878, shellproof accommodations, hideouts and storage depots were constructed in the ‘sconces’ (small protective fortifications made of earth).
A unique feature of these bunkers is the fact that they were very difficult to recognize from the air or the front. Fort H served as a storehouse for ammunition and other military equipment. This explains the heavy steel doors, which are still visible in the current restaurant.