Fort Lillo

This historic fort on the banks of the Scheldt was built between 1579-82 and formed, along with Fort Liefkenshock on the opposite bank, part of the Antwerp Defense Line. Commissioned by William the Silent—presumably by letter—the fort was attacked by the British while under occupation by the armies of Napoleon. The fort’s remaining walls have been incorporated into a charming village that offers a church, restaurants, cafés, a museum and a pleasant yachting harbor.

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