Route along the river IJ and across Amsterdam

Grachtengordel Amsterdam
The Defence Line buildings that can be found along the river IJ and in the capital of Amsterdam are less well-known but had a pivotal function, supplying food, water and fuel to the troops. This bike route will take you, amongst others, to the Graansilo (grain silo) Korthals Altes (1898-1987), which now houses apartments, the Gemeentelijk Handelsdepot (municipal warehouse) on Cruquiusweg, the coastal batteries near Durgerdam and Diemerdam, and the Rijks Militair Hospitaal (state military hospital), Rijksmuseum, Artis zoo and Palace of Justice in Amsterdam.
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