Theorem of Amsterdam route

Cycling in Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 182503

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

2606 37
50.5 km
02:58 h
890 kcal
3 m
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An armor for the capital, so that in times of war the government and the royal family could withdraw here. That was the idea when the Dutch War Department decided at the end of the nineteenth century to set up a strip of fifteen to twenty kilometers around Amsterdam as a defense line. A damp suit of armor, because the enemy - as soon as he would present himself - was denied access to the capital by inundating (inundating) large tracts of land within that strip. Forts (42 in total) were built on the so-called accesses - places that could not be flooded - so that the enemy could not slip past. A strong example of Dutch hydraulic engineering ingenuity, that is what you will see during this Stelling van Amsterdam route. You will discover seven fortresses and a maze of locks, dams, canals and dikes. And with a little imagination you can see the soldiers of yesteryear keep watch here. Because little has changed in the landscape since then. For a long time it was forbidden to build within a radius of one kilometer within the Defense Line and thus only nature has been able to manifest itself exuberantly here. Some forts are open to visitors, such as those in Edam and Spijkerboor. Guided tours are provided here.
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Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

In Laag Holland are the rustic villages of yesteryear. While cycling you will find Dutch history in the beautiful straight polder lines and the protected city and village views. Low Holland is a national landscape. The Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster have been placed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats | Zeevangszeedijk in Edam (Camping Strandbad Edam, 1135 PZ, Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
97 (Oorgat, 1135CS, Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.05 km
95 (1135AS, Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.11 km
94 (1472GD, Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.08 km
28 (1471CK, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.47 km
4 (1461DW, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.35 km

Place name directory

  • Edam-Volendam, North Holland
  • Purmerend, North Holland
  • Beemster, North Holland
  • Wormerland, North Holland


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