Portal - Visit the Defence Line

Hiking

Continuous footpath Defence Line of Amsterdam

The continuous footpath Defence Line of Amsterdam is a unique hiking route of no less... read more...

The hiking routes of Dutch Railways

Walking from one train station to the next. That’s exactly what you’ll do... read more...

Hiking routes by Natuurmonumenten

The nature reserves around the Defence Line of Amsterdam are managed, amongst others, by... read more...

Cycling

Fortenroute - A cycling tour along the forts

The Fortenroute is a bike route that takes you along the fortresses of the Defence Line... read more...

Beemster Route – cycling through the polder

Just like the Defence Line of Amsterdam, the Beemster Polder is listed as a World... read more...

Haarlemmermeer Route

The Haarlemmermeerpolder is a polder of straight lines crossed by a historic dike that... read more...

On the water

Canoe routes

The Molens en Fortentocht (Windmills and Forts Tour) is a 21-kilometre (13-mile)... read more...

Excursions

In close proximity to the Fort near Spijkerboor you’ll find the typical Dutch... read more...

Island visits

Vuurtoreneiland (literally: Lighthouse Island) is a little fort island off the coast of... read more...

Eating and drinking

Relax in a beautiful natural setting at Paviljoen Puur Diemerdam

Situated within the historic ramparts of Fort Diemerdam near Amsterdam, Paviljoen Puur... read more...

A view over the river Vecht at Restaurant Uit & Meer

In a beautiful spot along the river Vecht you'll find Restaurant Uit & Meer, where... read more...

Eating 'blanks' at the Pancake Fort along the Drecht

The pancake restaurant in the historic Fort along the Drecht is a great place to enjoy... read more...

Planning your trip

See for yourself

A visit to the coast and Fort Island IJmuiden

Fort Island IJmuiden is a semi-underground fortress that is situated at the estuary of the North Sea Canal off the coast of IJmuiden. read more...

Defence Line Month

September 2012

The Defence Line Month in September gives you the unique chance to visit forts that are otherwise closed. read more...
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