schematic drawings of types of Brialmont forts built around Antwerp
Map showing the double ring of forts constructed to protect Antwerp
Most of the second and third ring of Antwerp fortifications are still in existance and are used for a variety of functions, from army depots to university buildings, commercial warehouses and community centers of all kinds. One of the Antwerp forts, Fort Breendonck, was used as a concentration camp during World War II and can be visited as museum and historical monument. If you are interested in viewing one of the outer Antwerp forts that is still in a good state of preservation, then you should visit this website for further information : Fort van Liezele. Much of the fort has been restored by a historical society and work continues.