The Fort south of Spaarndam has a beautiful setting at lake De Mooie Nel, on the border of the rural dike town of Spaarndam. The fortress houses, amongst other things, the Cafe Terrace Fort-Zuid. Located in the fort’s unique vaults, Fort-Zuid offers an atmosphere of times past. Recently, unique painted panelling and images dating back to the early 20th century were uncovered in the fortress, hidden beneath layers of plaster that had been applied in later years. Fort-Zuid has built up a reputation for showcasing (promising) musicians, poets, theatre makers, stand-up comedians and other artists.