Fort Waver-Amstel is located where the Amstel and Oude Waver come together and is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. It stands like a small hill in the polder landscape.
The purpose of Fort Waver-Amstel was to defend the area immediately in front of it belonging to the Groot Mijdrecht water board, the strip of dry land connecting it to Fort in de Botshol and the inundation lock to the east. An inlet for inundation water was situated to the left of the moat. The outline of the small rectangular plot, bordered by trees, can still be seen against the dyke.