Historical information

Reconstruction of a Roman tower

Midway through the first century, the Romans built a border fort on a natural rise in the land: De Hoge Woerd. It must have been very busy at that time, with large ships berthing containing grain and pottery. Crews that came on land and headed for the Roman road to the south in order to pick up supplies. And in the civilian settlement (vicus) next to the fort, there was always plenty going on.

In contrast to many other places where the Romans built a fort (castellum), De Hoge Woerd did not become the basis for a new settlement after the Romans departed. As a result, the fort foundations have remained almost entirely complete below ground. These are foundations that are almost 2,000 years old, and that means that Castellum Hoge Woerd is an exceptional historic location.

 

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