All items tagged: "Defence Line".


  • wandelaarsopdedijk

    The hiking routes of Dutch Railways

    Walking from one train station to the next. That’s exactly what you’ll do if you follow the long-distance hiking routes that were developed by Wandelnet for Dutch Railways (NS). Some...
  • © Geertje van Emmerik

    Hiking routes by Natuurmonumenten

    The nature reserves around the Defence Line of Amsterdam are managed, amongst others, by Natuurmonumenten – a society for the preservation of nature monuments in the Netherlands. The hiking...
  • © Cultuurcompagnie NH

    Het Liniepad

    The walk along the Liniepad provides a good picture of the former Defence Line of Amsterdam between Fort Abcoude and the Fort near Nigtevecht. The hiking trail partly follows the Liniedijk (defence...
  • Detailkaart fietsroute langs Abcoude

    Bike route around Abcoude

    The GPS bike tour of fortresses around the town of Abcoude provides great insight into the development of the Defence Line forts. Starting at the batteries along the river Gein (1805-1810),...
  • Fort aan de St. Aagtendijk

    Western Front Route

    Near the town of Beverwijk is where the front of the Defence Line of Amsterdam comes closest to the high dune fields. Measuring 38 kilometres (23.5 miles) the Western Front Route runs from Beverwijk...
  • Zuiderzeeroute ONH

    Endless North Holland cycling tours

    Discover the Amsterdam Defence Line and cycle past all 42 forts on this 135km trail. To make the route more clear and accessible it’s divided in several parts, the so called fronts. A front...
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