The Antwerp draughtsman Jan Peeters was known for his ship drawings. This etching appeared in the volume: "Thooneel der Steden ende Sterckten van t'Vereenight Nederlandt met d'aengrensende Plaetsen soo in Brabandt Vlaenderen als enen Rhijn en elders verovert door de Waepenen der Groot-moghende Heeren Staeten onder het gheley vanande seer Edele Hooghghebore Princen van Oranien". Edited by Gaspar Bouttats at Antwerp. Antwerp; 1674
Finally, after about six years of preparation and a lot of headaches, the time has come.
The National Visitor Center of the Defence Line of Amsterdam is ready.
Opening National Visitors Center of the Defence Line of Amsterdam on Fort Island Pampus on July 8, 2011.
Click on the picture below and the film will start
Video was made by Sjoert Brevé, one of Pampus guides.
Director Nanette Elfring is handed the key to success by designer Harm Hasenaar.
Below is an impression of what is now on display at the National Visitor Center "The Pampus Story."
In the gunnery dormitory, the story of the birth of Pampus can be seen and heard with, on the right, the talking head of the former fort watchman's daughter (Ali Kolsteeg of Capelle) and the last fort watchman Maartje Terwindt (photo). Next to it in the men's kitchen, the kitchen story is told from the cooking kettle and you can smell the soup, click on it. (Video made by Camojo Media, www.camojo.nl) There is also a game attached. And on the right is part of the 360° display, in the western gun turret, showing the story of "Het Wapen van Amsterdam" and the inundation, just click on it. (Video created by Camojo Media, www.camojo.nl. Animation created by Studio Harm Hasenaar www.interieurontwerpen.nl/)
In the engine room, the steam story is shown on a screen in the hole to the dynamo room, click on it. (Video created by Camojo Media, www.camojo.nl. The animation was created by Studio Harm Hasenaar www.interieurontwerpen.nl/). Next to it is the niche that used to house the telegraph machine but with which spill signals were sent. There is also a game here. The following picture shows "Lying Before Pampus" in words and pictures, just click on it. (Video made by Camojo Media, www.camojo.nl) It is projected on the ceiling so that the viewer is more or less obliged to lie on the floor on beanbags to experience "Lying Before Pampus." On the right, an animation shows how a cannon is fired and, as a game, one must fill the shells with gunpowder, click on it. (The animation was created by Studio Harm Hasenaar www.interieurontwerpen.nl/)
In the video on the left, the cardoids have to be lifted, just click on it. (The animation was created by Studio Harm Hasenaar www.interieurontwerpen.nl/)
The video on the right represents the fort commander with a soldier. I played for fort commander and the cameraman played the soldier. If you click on the picture you can watch the movie which role we play at the command post. (film made by Camojo Media, www.camojo.nl)
The video where I play fort commander lasts 1.5 minutes. We spent half a day filming it. It was hilarious. The uniform I had to put on didn't fit for a second, but the footage was shot in such a way that none of that showed.