Fort Island Pampus | World Heritage Dutch Water Lines - Muiden
UNESCO World Heritage The Dutch Waterlines tells the story of the strategic use of water in the defence of the Netherlands. The water lines were also called the secret weapon of the Netherlands.
In a waterline, water is used to stop the enemy. A system of locks, dykes, canals, rivers and pumping stations ensured that entire polders could be flooded. The layer of water was only 40 to 50 centimetres. This was too deep to walk and too shallow to sail. At vulnerable points, forts were built for extra protection. Many of these forts can be visited.
In 2021, UNESCO World Heritage The Stelling van Amsterdam (World Heritage since 1996) will be expanded with the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie to complete the picture of the Waterlinies as one World Heritage Site - the Dutch Waterlines.
Discover all parts of these unique waterlines at one of the official visitor centres; such as Fort Island Pampus, part of both the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie and the Stelling van Amsterdam. It's well worth the ferry crossing.
Address ferry to Pampus: Herengracht t/o nr. 33, 1398 AA Muiden
Want to visit other parts of the Dutch Waterline? Go to: www.stellingvanamsterdam.nl or https://nieuwehollandsewaterlinie.nl
Fort Island Pampus | World Heritage Dutch Water Lines
Fort Pampus 1
1398 ZH Muiden
|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 above opening hours are for Fort Pampus and the ferry service, open from 10 April to Sunday 1 November. Check the website for exceptions and opening hours. Pampus closed? Then visit Fort C at Vestingplein 1 in Muiden during office hours on weekdays and between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Want to know more about UNESCO World Heritage? Go to https://www.werelderfgoed.nl