Fort de  Roovere

Fort de Roovere

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Fort de Roovere near Bergen op Zoom is one of the largest fortresses on the West Brabant waterline. It was completely refurbished in 2010. The fort has not always been an oasis of green nature. In 1628 the States General of Zeeland and Holland thought it was enough. The Spaniards had already plundered and conquered the fortified town of Steenbergen a few times. And now they also came dangerously close to the fortified city of Bergen op Zoom! The Dutch flooded the land through inundation and built fortresses to stop them. And so the West Brabant Waterline was created, which is now part of the Zuiderwaterlinie. Part of this was Fort de Roovere, on a high sand ridge near Halsteren. Fort de Roovere not only stopped the Spaniards, but later also the French and the Belgians. World famous at Fort de Roovere: the Mozesbrug. You walk deep through the water via the Moses Bridge, but your feet stay dry! This 'trench bridge' is a modern work of art that won important architecture and construction awards. Since 2018, a new theater tower has also been realized at Fort de Roovere, the Pompejus.

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4661PN Bergen op Zoom
North Brabant The Netherlands

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