Dis­co­ver the
fortres­ses

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.

Discover the Waterliniepad at wandelnet.nl

Castellum Hoge Woerd

Hoge Woerdplein 1, De Meern
Castellum Hoge Woerd, situated in Utrecht’s Leidsche Rijn neighbourhood, is a modern interpretation of a centuries-old Roman fort.

Fort Blauwkapel

Kapelweg 10, Utrecht
Fort Blauwkapel is one of the biggest fortresses of the New Dutch Waterline and was built around an...

Fort Everdingen aan de Lek

Noodweg 2, Everdingen
Fort Everdingen aan de Lek is de thuishaven van bierbrouwerij Duits&Lauret. Op het authentieke fortterrein is een kleinschalige...

Fort Hoofdijk

Budapestlaan 17, Utrecht
Fort Hoofdijk is part of the Botanical gardens of the Utrecht University at the Uithof.

Fort Nieuwersluis

Rijksstraatweg 7 B, Nieuwersluis
This very green World Heritage site between Loenen and Breukelen is part of the New Dutch Water Line;...

New Dutch Waterline

Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie, Utrecht

A line that stretches over 85 kilometers with 45 forts, 6 fortresses and 2 castles.

Fort Voordorp

Voordorpsedijk 28 B, Groenekan

Fort aan de Klop

1e polderweg 2, Utrecht
On the edge of the city, less than fifteen minutes by bike from the Dom, you will find...

Fort bij Vechten – Waterline Museum

Achterdijk 2, Bunnik
A spectacular and unique museum is being built on fortress Fort near Vechten. Visitors learn about the water...

Fort de Bilt

Biltsestraatweg 160, Utrecht
Built between 1816 and 1819, Fort de Bilt is a historical monument on Biltstraat.

Rijnauwen Fort

Vossegatsedijk 5, Bunnik
The Rijnauwen Fort is the largest fort from the New Dutch Water Defence Line.

Fortresses of the four Lunetten

Oude Liesbosweg 68, Utrecht
The four crescent shaped forts of Lunetten have been build between 1822 and 1828 as part of the...

More about the New Dutch Water Line

Read more about the water line

The New Dutch Water Line: a defence line that spans 85 kilometres.

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.

Visit Utrecht Region

Enjoy lots of nature in the region of Utrecht.

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