Waterliniemuseum Fort Vechten | World Heritage the Dutch Waterlines - Bunnik
In 2021, UNESCO World Heritage Site the Stelling van Amsterdam (World Heritage since 1996) will be extended with the New Dutch Waterline. The New Dutch Waterline tells the story of the strategic use of water in the defence of the Netherlands. The waterlines were also known as the Netherlands' secret weapon.
The secret weapon
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. This layer of water was only 40 to 50 centimetres. This was too deep to walk on and too shallow to sail. At vulnerable points, forts were built for extra protection. And at one of these points lies the Fort near Vechten.
At the Waterliniemuseum Fort Vechten you'll discover everything about the defence of the Netherlands by the use of water. During your visit to the museum, you'll be taken through different time periods and the experiences associated with them. There is also a scale model where you can experience for yourself how the New Dutch Waterline works. During your tour of the fortress, you can learn about fortification, the lives of the soldiers, attack and defence, but also about the Romans, who founded a fort here centuries ago. Come and see how the fort originally looked and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Parking address: opposite Achterdijk 23 in Bunnik.
Want to visit other parts of the Dutch Waterline? Go to: 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.