Fort Kijkuit


Fort Kijkuit
Gabriëlweg 6
1241 ND Kortenhoef
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Cross the water and explore the grounds of the fort! Visit the former gunpowder magazine to find out more about the fort’s history and the exceptional surrounding nature.
The former gunpowder magazine was used to store weapons. It is now an unmanned visitor centre with a vantage point on top. The vantage point offers magnificent views of the Horstermeerpolder, the Wijde Blik nature reserve and the Gabriël windmill. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot tufted ducks, grebes and kingfishers in the moat. The exterior of the casemate has been restored. It is now a hibernation roost for bats, which is why it’s the only building on site that is not open to visitors.

Opening times

  • Every monday from 08:30 to 17:00
  • Every tuesday from 08:30 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 08:30 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 08:30 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 08:30 to 12:00
  • Every saturday closed
  • Every sunday closed