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Fort bij Marken-Binnen is located on a piece of 'old land' in the Starnmeerpolder in the northwestern front of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The fort was built in the Markerpolder, two meters higher up, on the spot where the water de Stierop and the Markervaart meet. Both waterways offered enemy troops the opportunity to invade the Defense Line by boat via the Alkmaardermeer. Fort Marken-Binnen had to defend this access. The fort was completed in 1905 and could house more than 300 soldiers. In the engineer's shed there was room for an additional 75 soldiers. This warehouse was demolished after the Second World War. The shed was rebuilt in its full glory in 2006-2007. The fort and the engineer shed now house a training center for fire brigade and company emergency response.
North Holland The Netherlands
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