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.UNESCO World Heritage
Each fortress tells its own story. Do you want to know more about the Defence Line as a whole? Then go the visitor centre on Fort Island Pampus, the experience centre Fort K'ijk or visiting centre fortress Muiden…read more where the origins and operation of the Defense Line are explained through films, exhibitions and 3D objects. How water can be both friend and foe is highlighted in the nearby Waterschild pavilion.