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Fort 1881 and its collection

Fort 1881

Fort 1881, the former Fort aan den Hoek of Holland, was built in 1881 to defend the entrance to the Nieuwe Waterweg and the port of Rotterdam due to war threats. It is the best preserved armored fort in the Netherlands. There was never any fighting, but the fort played a crucial role in World War II. The meeting that the Council of Ministers held here determined the course of the war for the Netherlands. Discover this history for yourself in the museum of Fort 1881.

NLFort aan den Hoek van Holland

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology War


Visitor information Fort 1881

Opening hours

Monday Closed
9:30 – 14:00
9:30 – 14:00
9:30 – 14:00
9:30 – 14:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note that the Fot 1881 museum may be closed during special periods, such as holidays.


0 – 3Free
4 – 11€4.50
Rotterdam PassFree


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Location & Map

Stationsweg 80-82, Hoek van Holland

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