Fort Ruigenhoek

At the adventurous Fort Ruigenhoek in Groenekan, just north of Overvecht, Tweetakt presents an exhibition with exciting visual art for everyone. In all the nooks and crannies of the green fort large sculptures, interactive installations, video art and games, made by renowned artists and young talents, can be found. Furthermore, there are theater and dance performances, screenings of youth documentaries and a large terrace with food and drinks. Tweetakt on the fort can be visited from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 16 June 2019, on all Sundays and public holidays.

“An exciting experience for the whole family!”Kidsproof Utrecht, 2018

“A cheerful youth arts route.”de Volkskrant****, 2017

Address, transport and parking

Fort Ruigenhoek is located in the middle of the nature area Ruigenhoekse polder, across Ruigenhoeksedijk 125 in Groenekan.

By bike
The fort is very easy to reach by bike. It is possible to park your bike on the fort itself.

With public transport
From Utrecht Central there are several buses going to the fort. When you take bus 3 towards Overvecht, get off at the Nijldreef stop and walk to the fort in 20 minutes. When you take bus 6 towards Overvecht Zuid, then get off at the Oderdreef stop. From here it is a 20 minute walk to the fort as well. When you take bus 55 towards Maartensdijk via Tuindorp, get off at the Groenekan centrum stop. From here it is a 15 minute walk to the fort.

For the current departure times, check www.connexxion.nl, www.u-ov.info or www.9292.nl.

By car
If you come by car, keep in mind that you can not always park in the parking lot opposite the fort. At the access roads to the fort there is a traffic controller that will point you to the nearest parking lot. Parking at the roadside is not allowed. Some of the Kanonsdijk and the Ruigenhoeksedijk have been closed off for motorized traffic.

The parking lot opposite Fort Ruigenhoek can only be reached from the Ruigenhoeksedijk (that is the road from the centre of Groenekan to the fort). If you come from the Albert Schweitzerdreef / Gageldijk to the fort, you can reach the parking place at Sint Anthoniedijk. From here it is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the fort.

Accessibility of Fort Ruigenhoek

The site of Fort Ruigenhoek is wheelchair accessible. A number of bunkers / buildings on the site as well, only a few can only be reached by stairs. The Trekkerschuur (mobile wooden theater) is not wheelchair accessible. There is no invalid toilet available at Fort Ruigenhoek.

Other websites about Fort Ruigenhoek: forten.nl of www.staatsbosbeheer.nl