Discover cultural highlights

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

Discover cultural highlights

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...

The largest fort: the Fort near Spijkerboor

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

A ‘sound walk’ from the Fort at the Ossenmarkt

The Fort at the Ossenmarkt forms the starting... 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...

The Atlantic Wall: Fort Island IJmuiden

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

Walking between Fort Abcoude and the Fort near Nigtevecht

The walk along the Liniepad provides a good... read more...

Fun activities with the kids

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...

Wandering through underground passageways in Fort Island IJmuiden

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

A canon demonstration at the Fort near Abcoude

Fort Abcoude is the oldest fortress of the... read more...

A tour of discovery in the Fort along Pampus

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

Messages from the Defence Line

June 2012

UNESCO World Heritage

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...
© Peter Saal

September 2014

Defence Line Month

The month of September is‘Stellingmaand’  (Defence Line Month), enabling you to visit forts that are otherwise closed. Throughout the month, the Defence Line of Amsterdam offers history, music, theatre and art, as well as various other activities.
Fort bij Edam @Bastiaan Meijer

Insect house exhibition

Experience nature at the Defence Line of Amsterdam. Insect houses in the Fort near Edam.

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Dec 8, 2013
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Oct 14, 2013
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May 18, 2013

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

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