Stichting Forten & Waterlinies

Cycling along forts and fortified towns over dikes in green polders

Stichting Forten & Waterlinies

Far away from the hustle and bustle, in the middle of the Dutch water landscape, deeply hidden in nature, they suddenly turn up for you when you take a polder road: the forts of the Dutch Waterlines. Robust locations in a ribbon between Edam and the Biesbosch, connected by walking, cycling and sailing routes that have a common past. Nature, culture and history, close to everyone. Together they will tell you a primeval Dutch story about defense with water as an ally. A story that is well preserved and that you can discover and experience again and again in your own way. Be inspired by a number of fun cycling routes along the Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (New Dutch Waterline) and discover the water management system, the military works and the strategic landscape. Take a trip along the hidden treasures of our current and future UNESCO World Heritage along the true hotspots of nature! Get off at one of the many fortress terraces for lunch, dinner or coffee with homemade cake.

For all routes and activities please visit www.forten.nl

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