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Fort Island PAMPUS (5 of 7) - Muiden - Holland
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Fort Island PAMPUS (5 of 7) - Muiden - Holland

Pampus is an artificial island and late 19th Century sea fort located in the IJmeer near Amsterdam. It now belongs to the municipality of Muiden and is open to visitors. Together with the artillery battery on the lighthouse island near Durgerdam and the battery at the Diemer seawall, Pampus protected the entrance to IJ Bay and the harbour of Amsterdam. It was part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam (Dutch: Stelling van Amsterdam). In 1996 UNESCO designated the entire Defence Line with its 42 forts a World Heritage Site.

Source Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pampus

Het Pampus is een met fijn slib verondiepte geul in de Nederlandse provincie Noord-Holland. De geul is gelegen voor de monding van het IJ in de voormalige Zuiderzee ten oosten van Amsterdam en ten noorden van Muiden. Ook is het de naam van een kunstmatig eiland en fort, onderdeel van de Stelling van Amsterdam.

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