Pampus 15 Engels
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

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


Just a drawing of Pampus made by a volunteer

Just a drawing of Pampus made by a volunteer

The fog bell house in the circle

Infrastructure developments on Pampus

Placement of fog bell house

The cottage used to be equipped with a self-acting fog bell to warn shipping traffic in case of fog or low visibility. For the island was and still is an obstacle.

The fog bell house
The construction drawing of the fog bell house

In 2004, the foundation had already been uncovered once by students from a school in Zaanstad. Together with their master, they were always present on Wednesdays to carry out various works.


In the spring of 2020, as part of an exercise, the Royal Army Corps of Engineers placed a new fog bell house on Pampus on the original foundation, on which it also used to stand, after they re-bricked it.


The Royal Army Corps of Engineers delivered the casco. That means we have to waterproof the roof ourselves with zinc as it was originally and finish the little building, painting and installing windows and doors.


Below is a picture report of the whole thing.

Pampus on the shovel

This is what Pampus will look like in the future. There will be a new entrance building sunk into the embankment that will be about 300 m² larger than the current Pavilion. See also: https://www.pampus.nl/op-de-schop/.


The bio-digester on Pampus is festively inaugurated by Uğur Pekdemir, board chairman of Rabobank Amstel & Vecht and Boris van der Ham, chairman of the Netherlands World Heritage Foundation. To the right stands Tom van Nouhuys, director of the Fort Island Pampus Foundation.