Stelling van Amsterdam


  1. Name Stelling van Amsterdam (SP9)
  2. Distancia de sendero 135 km, 84 millas
  3. Duración en días 7 días
  4. Inicio de sendero Volendam
  5. Fin de sendero Muiden
  6. Clasificación Traildino LW, Paseo ligero, paseo en entorno campestre

Stelling van Amsterdam

SP 9, Stelling van Amsterdam: Forts around Amsterdam, Volendam - Muiden, 135 km


This walk takes us along a chain of 19th-century fortifications around Amsterdam. The purpose of this defense system was to flood the polders and thus create a ring of water around Amsterdam that would stop the enemy. It's a modern variant of the Hollandse Waterlinie. However, this line of defense – the Stelling van Amsterdam - never entered into force. Once finished, early twentieth century, the fortifications were obsolete and would not withstand modern weaponry.

Two reasons for choosing this walk. The first is that the 40 forts are often small and delightful nature reserves, beautifully surrounded by water and woods. Sometimes you can get in (one is a wellness centre!). Unfortunately, most are closed. The second reason is that the walk, by choosing this theme, follows paths that you would normally ignore. The result: a pleasant jumble of impressions.

Please note that the area of Amsterdam is very busy. You will be blown from the narrow lanes while distracted by low-flying aircraft. Most of the time you will walk through attractive moorland with plenty of water, birds, and quaint little villages. But the urban world is always near. You will develop a good taste for ugliness.

Check the Wandelnet website for updates; the route continues to be improved.

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Stelling van Amsterdam, 2.3km


Calificación 7.0 | 1 voto | No 19. en Países Bajos
  • Dirk Bergvelt
  • Calificación 7
  • Positivo Very close to Amsterdam, it's suburbs, highways and airport. In this very modern landscape, it is still possible to find unexpected traces of earlier times. The theme of the trail relates to the 19th and early 20th century, but history goes back further than that.
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Stelling van Amsterdam SP9


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