The Dutch Fortress Museum

The fortress museum is an important historical location that was once the domain of kings and emperors, including the great Napoleon Bonaparte. Learn about Amsterdam’s military history and the tactics used in defending the city.

How to visit Naarden Vestingmuseum with your City Card

In order to visit this venue with your City Card, you are required to book a timeslot in advance. Book a timeslot by emailing your timeslot preference and your contact details to Please make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

With your I amsterdam City Card, you will get a complimentary cup of coffee or tea at the museum café.

Fortress and Gardens of Naarden in the Amsterdam Area

The museum has existed since 1955, and has been the purveyor of historical stories about the fortress, the city of Naarden, and life in the garrisons. The fortress grounds are also home to exhibitions and an assortment of public activities, and the beautiful terrain hosts open air events like book markets, and private parties.

Practical Information

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Day From Till
Sunday 12:00 17:00
Tuesday 10:30 17:00
Wednesday 10:30 17:00
Thursday 10:30 17:00
Friday 10:30 17:00
Saturday 12:00 17:00