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History comes alive

In 1804, an army camp was established near Zeist, led by the French general de Marmont. The camp... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Pyramid for Napoleon

It looks like a simple monument but it has a big story behind. The location is in a beautiful woody... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Zeisterweg 98, 3931 MG Woudenberg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

In 1804, an army camp was established near Zeist, led by the French general de Marmont. The camp included three army units, two of which were French and one Batavian. The Marmont, who had been campaigning with Napoleon in Egypt in 1798, wanted to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A-flying-Dutchman
Reviewed 4 September 2018

If your in the area, well worth a look! Used by Napoleons army as a look out post around early 18th century and built by hand! The army was getting a little fat and lazy from what I understand.Make sure you walk all the way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank John R
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A little bit of underwhelming experience. The structure itself whilst interesting enough is quite expensive given that it's essentially a walk up some stairs and back down again (and an A4 page of information). I probably wouldn't have paid the entry had I not specifically...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It looks like a simple monument but it has a big story behind. The location is in a beautiful woody area. You can take a walk around the pyramid or climbing the pyramid for only € 3.00. Up at the pyramid, you will see all...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place is near Utrecht in the centre of The Netherlands, less than an hour drive from Amsterdam. It offers you nature to walk or bike, a story about History and a nice view from the top of the Pyramid and most of all an...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Cint55
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great place to learn some Dutch history: dating back to 1804 this place commemorates the French ruling over the area as it was erected in honour of Napoleon by his friend and army leader Marmont. The view is well worth the climb (93 steps) and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sarpa74
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Napoleon had it constructed in 1804. Recently completely renovated. For a few euros you can climb the pyramid. Near the pyramid is a restaurant and a playground. Attractions in the playground are both paid and unpaid. The playground is somewhat rundown.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ErnestoFaber
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We found both the history and the surroundings absolutely interesting and love spending time at the restaurant.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Anne C
Reviewed 10 September 2016

There's quite a bit of history here as the French ruled over the Netherlands for about 20 or so years. It dates back to 1804 when it was build. It's located near Zeist and from there by bus to be reached. If you have your...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Peter v
Reviewed 14 April 2016

By visiting this pyramid, you step into the Dutch part of history when they were ruled by the French for 20 years. Because of the fact that the French army were stationed here, they needed something to keep them occupied so they built the original...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AnnieM452
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