The Waterline Museum

The Waterline Museum tells the story of water in its capacity as an ally in defending the Netherlands between 1588 and 1940. The museum will bring the Waterline to life through personal stories, original elements and replicas, working models and digital media. The 50 metre-long model of the Dutch Water Defence Lines is a real eye-catcher; visitors can operator it themselves and observe how inundation and dry pumping works. Come visit the museum and discover how the Dutch used water as a weapon to defend their country.

The Waterlinie Museum is located on Fort bij Vechten, the second largest fort of the Dutch Water Defence Lines. The Dutch Water Defence Lines is unique. Nowhere in the world is there a compareble feat of engineering, it protected The Netherlands against potential enemies. The Dutch Water Defence Lines is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

General information

dinsdag10:00 - 17:00
woensdag10:00 - 17:00
donderdag10:00 - 17:00
vrijdag10:00 - 17:00
zaterdag10:00 - 17:00
zondag10:00 - 17:00


Tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday.


Waterliniemuseum Fort bij Vechten

Achterdijk 12
3981 HE Bunnik


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