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Lapscheure
Hoeke

Damse Vaart
Domain Ryckevelde
Leopoldcanal
Schipdonkcanal
NR town walls of Damme
NR Platte Kreek
Batreserve
Birdlife
NR Zwin

Reserve "Old fortress Saint-Donaas"

This reserve has been set in what remained of the old fortress of Saint-Donaas.  This fort was built in the beginning of the 17th century and was largely destroyed when the Damse Vaart was dug straight through it.  The stronghold consitsted of a bastion surrounded by ravelins and ditches.  The combination of dry, high spots and wet ditches are the basis for a characteristic wildlife and plantlife.

For more on the history of the fortress: click here



 Damme
 Den Hoorn
 Hoeke
 Lapscheure
 Moerkerke
 Oostkerke
 Sijsele
 Vivenkapelle

 

 

Hendrik De Leyn - www.damme-online.com