Category Archives: Hoofdweerstandstelling

The “Hoofdweerstandstelling” or main defensive position is considered to be the most important line of the fortress. It features several forts and redoubts. In times of peril it featured barbed wire and non-monumental gates.

Fort Berendrecht

Description – The fort of Berendrecht is a concrete fort built on a dyke near the village of Berendrecht close to Zandvliet and Stabroek.  It was part of the hoofdweerstandstelling and is located in the northern sector of the Antwerp …

Fort Kapellen

Description – The fort of Kapellen is located near Kapellen guarding the railroad connecting Antwerp to Rosendaal. It is a small concrete fort.

Construction & Armament – The fort was made out of unarmed concrete and construction commenced in 1893 …