Amsterdam Pampus Fortress
The Fort Island near Amsterdam
Muiden - Fortress Pampus is strategically located in the IJmeer, off the coast of Muiden near Amsterdam. From Muiden you can embark for a boat trip to the fortress island. On the island you will be received by the fortress guard and you can opt for a guided tour or wander around yourself.
History of PampusPampus was built between 1887 and 1895. The fortress island is part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam and was intended to protect the city from attacks from the IJ. At that time there was no Afsluitdijk and the water was still in open connection with the sea.
The fortress was built on a shallow called 'Pampus'. The building material was supplied from Amsterdam. More than 4000 piles were needed for the construction of Pampus.