Hidden in nature they suddenly pop up: the forts of the New Dutch Water Line. It consists of 45 forts, 6 fortified towns, 2 castles, 85 machine gun casemates, over 700 concrete troop shelters and casemates as well as more than 100 military sluices and water engineering works. The New Dutch Waterline is the largest National Monument in the Netherlands.
The Waterline Path
The Waterliniepad is a special long-distance walking path of 350 km, along two former defense lines: the Stelling van Amsterdam and the New Dutch Waterline. The route takes you through (future) UNESCO World Heritage. The many forts, bunkers, locks, dikes and canals tell the story of water as an ally in the defense of the Netherlands.
Fort Everdingen aan de Lek
New Dutch Waterline
A line that stretches over 85 kilometers with 45 forts, 6 fortresses and 2 castles.
Fort aan de Klop
Fort bij Vechten – Waterline Museum
Fort de Bilt
Fortresses of the four Lunetten
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Discover the castles around Utrecht
In Utrecht region you will find lots of castles and coutry estates. Found out more about these unique historic sights.