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|Fort Vredeburg is a fortress built by the Dutch in Yogyakarta during the colonial ages. It is located in front of Gedung Agung, one of 7 presidential palaces in Indonesia and the Sultan Palace called Kraton. It was bulit in 1765 to protect Dutch governor. It is surrounded by a trench that is still visible. |
This square-shaped fortress has 4 watch towers at its 4 corners. In the p...
|In 1583 Willemstad gets it's rights. (Stadsrechten) The name becomes from the famous Dutchman "Willem de Zwijger"|
|Fortress Eben-Emael, a beautiful name for an impregnable fortress.<br> Unfortunately, less then 50 German paratroopers managed to silence the fortress in less then 15 minutes.|
In 1988, the fortress was re-opened and it became able to visit the fortress. Nowadays, a lot of work is done by the volunteers of the fortress, to give you the most realistic impression of what happened ove...
|This old fortress, located on a island, was defended between 1941 and 1943 by a garrison of 500 soldiers and officers of the Red Army. Because of their heroic efforts, the supply of the besieged city of Leningrad continued untill her relief in 1944.|
|This island was discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano on March 18, 1522. Elcano did not name the island, however.|
Having found the island unnamed, the Dutch captain Anthonie van Diemen named it Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch for New Amsterdam) after his ship in 1633.
French Captain François Péron, was marooned three years on this island. Péron had been o...
|Fortress "Gerhard" is built between 1856 and 1863 as component of the Swinoujscie fortress. From 1921 till 1945, the fortress was in use by the Kriegsmarine.|
The fortress today:
Fortress "Gerhard" is nowadays a museum. It has an exhibit about the garrison life during the Interbellum and World War II.
Address:ul. Ku Morzu, Swinoujscie
|The Fortress of Isabel II was built between the years 1850 and 1875; it is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the island of Minorca, constituting one of the best examples of late 19th Century military architecture. Its strategic position above Mahon harbour mouth made it one of the key points in the island’s defence system. At present La Mola represents a valuable Historical Military...||04/03/2007||467|
|Hammershus is a massive medieval fortress ruin on the island of Bornholm. At one time Northern Europe's largest fortress the ruins are among the most significant tourist attractions on Bornholm.|
|The New Dutch Waterline reaches from the Zuiderzee to the Biesbosch and was once an important part in the defence of the Netherlands. The Dutch flooded the area's between the fortifications to keep enemies away from Amsterdam.||10/11/2007||2,012|
|The Binnenhof is a collection of buildings in The Hague. It has been the location of meetings of the Staten-Generaal (the Dutch parliament) since 1446, and has been the centre of Dutch politics for centuries.||08/26/2005||415|
|ancient mountain fortress near Turin. This building are composed of three fortress connected by a stair of 4000 steps||11/12/2006||534|
|Allmost 4000 dutch people are burried here, civillians from the dutch resistance groups during WWII but also soldiers like UN soldiers have found their final rest here.|