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Own NEW site 2020

Speciaal opgedragen aan een van de leden van TE Paul VDV, dit is de kant naar België, dus de westkant

Ik hoop dat u daar ooit nog eens een bezoek brengt

This visit during Covid-19 to Sluis In the Netherlands, this is allowed in Belgium at the moment.

My bike ride went past Sluis to the ramparts.


You can see the old Fortress.

The fort was built by the Spanish general Spinola after the capture of Sluis by Prince Maurice in 1604. It was a so-called counterfort and was supposed to protect the area against attacks by the States troops. It was a four-sided bastioned earthen fort. It also controlled shipping (on the Soute Vaart and Soete Vaart) to Bruges.

The fort served again, in favor of the French, during the War of the Spanish Succession. After this war the Barrier tract was established, whereby a number of forts in the Southern Netherlands had to tolerate a State occupation. This happened in 1718. During that period, a horn work and two redoubts were added to the fort. In 1783 the Austrians drove the Staatsen out of the fortresses and the 1664 border was restored.

A large part of the fort disappeared due to the digging of the Damse Vaart in 1856. Remains of it - some of the horn work in the shape of a dovetail - can still be found north of this canal. Today this is part of the Sint-Donaaspolder nature reserve.

I hope you like it

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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7/12/2020 12:11:25
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