Welcome to Military Heritage Antwerp or MiLANT for short! This site and project is dedicated to preserve and restore the military buildings and fortifications related to the city and port of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium.
While Antwerp is known worldwide for its port, fashion designers, cultural and multicultural environment it is less known for its military heritage. Although political and military power have always accompanied prosperity and trade past 80 years they are aspects that are largely ignored by the broader public. It is our belief that – in spite of being less know or even being appreciated – this legacy is a crucial part of understanding our past and future.
MiLANT offers you a preview of what is out there. First we aim to offer a general introduction to Antwerp’s military heritage to a non-expert audience. Secondly this project spearheads to create a virtual environment accessible to all. Last – but certainly not least – MiLANT is a platform that links the different heritage societies in order to foster research and the exchange of ideas.
We invite you to explore with us this intriguing and fascinating story of wealth, architecture and technology. By clicking the Browse Overview or Map Overview buttons in the main menu you can start your journey. Alternatively the categories on the left offer a quick start if you are more experienced. Are you looking for a specific topic? Give the search function a try in the upper right corner. All comments and suggestions are appreciated – please contact us at the about page.