Waterliniemuseum Fort Vechten | World Heritage the Dutch Waterlines - Bunnik
UNESCO World Heritage Dutch Water Lines 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 Waterlinee to complete the picture of the Waterlines as one World Heritage - the Dutch Waterlines.
In the Waterlinie Museum Fort near Vechten you'll discover everything about how the Netherlands was defended by water. People from different eras will share their experiences with you. At the model of the New Dutch Waterline you can experience for yourself how the line works! During your tour of the fortress, you will learn about fort building, the lives of soldiers, attack and defence, and the Romans who founded a fort here centuries ago. Come and see how the fort originally looked and enjoy nature.
Parking address: opposite Achterdijk 23 in Bunnik.
Want to visit other parts of the Dutch Waterline? Check out: www.stellingvanamsterdam.nl or https://nieuwehollandsewaterlinie.nl
Waterliniemuseum Fort Vechten | World Heritage the Dutch Waterlines
3981 HB Bunnik
|Tuesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
Opening hours may vary. Check the website for current opening hours.