Visit one of the three visitor centers of the Defense Line of Amsterdam and learn all about the history, water management, strategic location and current functions of the fortresses.
Why was the Defense Line of Amsterdam built? Has the Defense Line of Amsterdam ever been put into operation? What is inundation? What did Pampus mean for the Defense Line of Amsterdam? These are all questions that you will find answers to in the visitor center of the Defense Line of Amsterdam on Forteiland Pampus.
On Pampus you will experience how Amsterdam was defended by the 135 km long Defense Line of Amsterdam at the end of the 19th century. Have you ever taken a flight in a hot air balloon? Meet the ‘Secret weapon of Amsterdam’ in a virtual flight.
From April to October, Fort Island Pampus is open daily from Tuesday to Sunday. Pampus is always closed on Mondays.
Learn all about the Defense Line of Amsterdam and the surrounding nature at the new experience center Fort K'ijk in Fort bij Krommeniedijk, part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam.
How was a fortress built, how was the defence line kept a secret and how can you experience the inundation? What movements are there in invisible or rare nature. And what are the future dreams for the Defense Line? Follow the Defense Line as the source of all stories and participate in this story.
Fort C Vesting Muiden
The visitor center in Muizenfort shows a permanent exhibition about the development of Muiden over the centuries and the role the city played in the Defense Line of Amsterdam and the New Dutch Waterline. A film tells the story of Muiden's origins and history. For the children there is a discovery furniture with which they can learn more about the Muiden Fortress in an interactive way. The visitor center is also a tourist information point (unmanned) with digital column and leaflets about routes and sights in and around Muiden.
The visitor center is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is Vestingplein 1.