Discover cultural highlights

The Defence Line of Amsterdam is your point of departure to enjoy Dutch culture. lees meer...

Experience, enjoy and relax

The Defence Line of Amsterdam is the place to visit if you’re looking for enjoyment and relaxation at special locations in the vicinity of Amsterdam. lees meer...

Attack and defence

The Defence Line of Amsterdam brings war stories to life and lets you delve into Dutch military history. lees meer...

Experience the beauty of nature

The Defence Line of Amsterdam offers plenty of opportunities to hike and bike in beautiful surroundings and get a breath of fresh air. lees meer...

Fun activities with the kids

The forts of the Defence Line of Amsterdam are there to be discovered by every member of your family. lees meer...
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History in Fort Aalsmeer

Fort Aalsmeer houses the CRASH Luchtoorlog en... read more...

A culinary trip to the Fort along the Drecht

Not far from Schiphol airport, in close... read more...

Luchtoorlogmuseum (Aerial Warfare Museum) in the Fort near Veldhuis

The Luchtoorlogmuseum (Aerial Warfare Museum) in... read more...

Visit the Zuiderzee: the Fort near Edam

Enjoy the water, the views and the quaint little... read more...

Experience, enjoy and relax

Wine tasting in the Fort near the Liebrug

Between Amsterdam and Haarlem, away from the... read more...

Wellness at the Fort along Nekkerweg

The Fort along Nekkerweg is the place to go for... read more...

Theatre and music at the Fort south of Spaarndam

The Fort south of Spaarndam has a beautiful... read more...

Viewing art at the Fort near Vijfhuizen

For art lovers, the Fort near Vijfhuizen is the... read more...

Attack and defence

The Fort near Spijkerboor: the history of a military object

The Fort near Spijkerboor is located in the... read more...

The hidden Fort near Edam

In the midst of a vast landscape, a small... read more...

Luchtoorlogmuseum (Aerial Warfare Museum) in the Fort near Veldhuis

The Luchtoorlogmuseum (Aerial Warfare Museum) in... read more...

War museum in Fort Aalsmeer

Fort Aalsmeer houses the CRASH Luchtoorlog en... read more...

Experience the beauty of nature

Hiking along the Beemster Polder forts

The Beemster Polder is steeped in culture,... read more...

A visit to the coast and Fort Island IJmuiden

Fort Island IJmuiden is a semi-underground... read more...

Unfinished Fort near Kwadijk

The Fort near Kwadijk is an unfinished... read more...

Birdwatching at the Fort near Krommeniedijk

The Fort near Krommeniedijk sits beautifully... read more...

Fun activities with the kids

Adventurous Fort Island IJmuiden

Explore a semi-underground fortress, try archery... read more...

A tour of discovery in the Fort along Pampus

The Fort along Pampus is situated in Lake... read more...

Medieval castle the Muiderslot

The Muiderslot is one of Holland’s best... read more...

A canoe tour of five forts

The Defence Line of Amsterdam is situated in an... read more...

Messages from the Defence Line

UNESCO World Heritage

June 2012

The entire Defence Line of Amsterdam is protected by the Province of North Holland and the Dutch government as a monument. In 1996 the UNESCO officially recognized the importance of this historical Dutch defence system by including the ‘Stelling’ in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other sites featured on this list are, amongst others, the Great Wall of China, the pyramids of Giza (Egypt), Grand Canyon National Park (USA), Mont-Saint-Michel (France) and Cologne Cathedral (Germany). Amongst the other Dutch monuments with a UNESCO World Heritage status are the Rietveld Schröder House, the Wadden Sea, the Beemster Polder and the 17th century canal ring area of Amsterdam. read more...

Castles and Gardens Magazine

Special attention for the Fortress stretch

In the Amsterdam Marketing Magazine: Castles and Gardens a special scoop on the Defence line of Amsterdam. Find tips and tricks in the booklet on what the best routes are, how public transportation is organised and a few parts of the Defence line get extra attention.

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Start of Defenceline season 2015

It is spring! and every spring the Defenceline Forts celebrate by hosting special activities for children, history lovers, culture lovers, people who love to wine and dine and more. See our special planner for activities on the 18th and 19th of April with the banner "Start Fortenseizoen". 

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