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 via Krommeniedijk, Krommenie, Westzaan and Zuideinde to Nauerna, before returning to its starting point. Departing from Beverwijk train station, this bike route takes you through a beautiful open landscape that makes you almost forget that houses and highway are never far away. Your attention is automatically drawn to the scenic dikes. The route brings you along the Fort Zuidwijkermeer, the Fort along the St. Aagtendijk and the Fort near Veldhuis. Further on, you’ll also pass by the Fort along Den Ham and the Fort near Krommeniedijk.