World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
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World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam - Muiden

N 52.3644204 / E 5.0690268

The Defence Line of Amsterdam has been UNESCO World Heritage since 1996 and was built between 1880 and 1914 as a Dutch water defence system. In those 34 years, they made a 5 kilometre long defence line that circles around Amsterdam. The line consists of 42 forts, four batteries, locks and dams and can be mostly visited for guided tours and other exciting activities.

Did you know that The Defence Line was never fully commissioned? Even though it excels in defensive and hydraulic engineering.

Explore all parts of this unique defensive ring on your cycling route and those of the official visitor centre on Fort Island Pampus in particular. It's worth the crossing by ferry. Ferry address to Pampus: Herengracht no. 33, 1398 AA, Muiden.

Would you like to visit other parts of the Defence Line of Amsterdam? Visit www.stellingvanamsterdam.nl



World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam

World Heritage The Defence Line of Amsterdam
Fort Pampus 1
1398 ZH Muiden

Contact details
T: +31294262326
E: info@pampus.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00
Thursday 10:30 - 17:00
Friday 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:30 - 17:00
Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

The opening hours above are from Fort Pampus and the ferry service, open from April 10th until Sunday November 1st. Check the website for exceptions and opening hours. Pampus closed? If so, visit Fort C at Vestingplein 1 in Muiden on weekdays during office hours and on Saturdays between 11:00 and 13:00 hrs. Want to learn more about UNESCO World Heritage? Visit https://www.werelderfgoed.nl/en

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