Fortress Island Pampus (incl. ferry) is situated in the former inland sea the Zuiderzee at a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam. Enjoy a free boat ride out to this historic island fortress.

Pampus was part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a system of defense works constructed between 1880 and 1920. It consists of a ring of forts, dams, locks, dykes and ramparts around Amsterdam and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. By flooding the surrounding area, Amsterdam could have been secured against invasion within 48 hours. The system of 46 island forts presented a formidable obstacle to any enemy trying to capture the city!

Discover what life on the island was like and where the term "for Pampus" comes from with free guided tours on the island. If you fancy a refreshment during your visit there is a restaurant next to the fort serving coffees and lunch with a large terrace offering beautiful views over the IJmeer.

Please note: The address from where the ferry is leaving is: Krijn Taconiskade 124 a, Amsterdam.
The Ferry sails from March until October 27th, 2019.
Departure is once per day at 11 am, every Tuesday until Sunday (closed on Monday).
Return will be around 2.10 pm from Pampus but you will be informed about the exact departure time on the way to the Island.

How to get there:

Tram: 26 IJburg

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Apr 4 - Nov 1
Monday Closed
Tuesday Departure at 10:45 AM
Wednesday Departure at 10:45 AM
Thursday Departure at 10:45 AM
Friday Departure at 10:45 AM
Saturday Departure at 10:45 AM
Sunday Departure at 10:45 AM


Please see official attraction page for up-to-date opening times and closure dates.

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Fort Pampus 1398 PX Muiden Netherlands


003120 - 4278888

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