Fort Everdingen with its large tower was built between 1841 and 1849. Together with Fort Honswijk, it secured access to the River Lek. This fort also defended the three inundation locks and the inundation canal near the fort. A large sluisbeer was built in the Lek Dike in front of the fort. This refers to a dam containing a lock to let river water flow in for the inundation. The hydraulic system has been well preserved here.
Sign up for an extensive tour of Fort Everdingen! Volunteers from the Honswijk-Everdingen foundation hold guided tours every Sunday. The tour starts at 2:00 p.m. and takes you back in time. You’ll learn all about the history and work of the fort over the years.