A ‘sound walk’ from the Fort at the Ossenmarkt

Peter Saal
The Fort at the Ossenmarkt forms the starting point of a so-called ‘sound walk’ of about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles; 1 hour). The ‘Waterlanders’ walk takes you on a theatrical voyage of discovery along the river Vecht.
On your walk you’ll be guided by a female voice that represents the water of the river Vecht and lets you experience the landscape in a new, personal and intense manner. The sound walk is an original way to discover the little known surroundings of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, following the river’s course.
The Fort at the Ossenmarkt is situated in the fortified village of Weesp, which was built along the river Vecht and has been declared a protected townscape by the Dutch government. Weesp is a true paradise for photographers: the windmills, the town’s silhouette and the dignified 17th century houses are all worth it to be captured for eternity. The mighty church towers stick out above it all. You’ll never have to wait long to hear the bells of the Grote Kerk (Big Church) ring.
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