Fort Penningsveer: sleeping in a fort & group accommodation

Fort Penningsveer provides a unique stay as a group accommodation. Schools and companies stay here to work, learn or recreate. This old fort is one of the 42 forts that are part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam (#). The forts were built around 1900 as defenses around Amsterdam. The Fort Penningsmeer Foundation has been the owner of the fort since the end of 1985. They have refurbished it into a unique country house with group accommodations. Private individuals, schools, associations and companies use the accommodation. 
Exterior Fort Penningsveer with bench and plants

Events at Fort Penningsveer 

Fort Penningsveer is a unique location and is frequently used as an event location. The fort has accommodation options for groups of up to 66 people. In addition, the fort has rooms for events and a wedding location for the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. 

Location of the Fort 

In the middle of the greenery and within walking distance of the Spaarnwoude recreation area. Near historic places such as Haarlem and Spaarndam, you will find Fort Penningsphere. Because the fort is located on the outskirts of Haarlem near Spaarnwoude, it is surrounded by water, walking and cycling paths. This makes Fort Penningsmeer the perfect location for walking, cycling or canoeing trips. In addition, the beach and the historic city center of Haarlem are all a short distance from the fort. 

Exterior Fort Penningsveer with picnic tables and lots of greenery
Exterior Fort Penningsveer with green door and guardhouse
Breakfast room Fort Penningsveer

Become a friend of the fortress 

You can become a member of the friends foundation to support the social and societal objectives of the fort. The collected money is used to support the stay at the fort of less well-off groups. For more information about the Friends of the Fort Foundation, please contact us at the following email address


Fort Penningsveer
Penny spring 2
2065 AM Haarlemmerliede
The Netherlands