Pampus: the Amsterdam Alcatraz

Pampus inside the fort

Pampus inside the fort

Pampus was never a jail, like Alcatraz. It’s a fort from the 19th century, located on an island just East of Amsterdam. The fort is part of a defense line, built in a circle around Amsterdam. It’s on the Unesco list of cultural heritage and when you visit it, you’ll understand why. It’s a labyrinth with an eerie atmosphere where your imagination starts working overtime; the Alcatraz feeling is all around…

During summer the fort can be visited in combination with a boat trip from Amsterdam.
That’s great, because:
– there is no other way to reach Pampus so easy
– the boat trip is an attraction in itself, with great views on the sky line of Amsterdam

The trip takes about 4 hours, of which you’ll spend 2,5 hours on Pampus
From May 1st to October 27th
Tuesday – Friday       11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday   11:00 am & 13:30 pm

Tickets can be bought at the boat or online
Rates including boat trip and visit to Pampus fort:
Adults: € 17,50
Children (4 – 11 years): € 13,50
Children < 4 years: free

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