This route takes you through the green surroundings of Abcoude, one of the most beautiful areas in the Netherlands. Along the way you will pass two fortresses and other beautiful sights. Time to hit the road!
Fort near Abcoude The starting point of this route is on the edge of Abcoude at Boutique Hotel Restaurant De Witte Dame. From here you can walk through the center. After just over a kilometer you can take a look at the Fort at Abcoude. This was the first fortress built for the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Construction began in 1884 and the fort was completed in 1887. Remarkably enough, this fort was never put into military use. It is well preserved and it is possible to visit this almost completely intact fortress in the summer months.
Boutique Hotel Restaurant De Witte Dame Did you enjoy looking around the fort? Then you continue walking in the direction of Nigtevecht. There you will find Fort Nigtevecht. Fort near Nigtevecht (1904) served as a storage place for looted goods during the Second World War. A little further on you walk along the Broekzijdse Molen and eventually you come back to the center of Abcoude. There you can have a nice bite to eat or spend the night at Boutique Hotel Restaurant De Witte Dame.
Picturesque Abcoude After your walking tour you can take an extra detour through the old village center of Abcoude. You will find all kinds of monumental buildings here, such as the fifteenth-century Gothic village church. The Wilhelmina Bridge over the Gein is also beautiful. This quail (pedestrian bridge) dates from 1908. In short, there is plenty to discover here.
Boutique Hotel Restaurant De Witte Dame is located on the edge of Abcoude, a picturesque village under the proverbial smoke of Amsterdam. In this region you can make unforgettable bike rides through the vast polders, the Vecht region dotted with country estates and of course historic towns such as Weesp and Abcoude themselves. De Witte Dame is located in the completely renovated old train station of Abcoude. You will find peace, space, luxury and comfort here. De Witte Dame has ten large rooms with their own kitchenette, bathroom and toilet. In addition, four separate and luxurious dike houses will be taken into use as detached villa rooms in 2017.
Behind dikes, along waterways and often at the end of farm roads, under small grassy hills, another world is hidden. A green world of white walls, steel doors and bats. An interesting history about the v
Fort Nigtevecht is part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam that is Unesco World Heritage. A serene place surrounded by greenery. The fort is a very suitable location to start your cycling and walking tour. Fort Nigtevecht has been in use from 1904, during the mobilization 1915 - 1917 about 300 soldiers slept there. Walk through the fort and discover its history, in all rooms there is information about the past and now. Start your tour at the main entrance and then enjoy coffee or tea with cake or cake. Then hit the road and cycle across the canal along the river Vecht to Fort Nieuwersluis. You will find plenty of cultural history, beautiful landscapes and a striking amount of peace along the way. Fort bij Nigtevecht is owned by Natuurmonumenten and has also functioned as a memorial site since 2016. Relatives have various options here to give the urn with the ashes of a deceased loved one a nice place in a green, quiet environment. There are also often beautiful exhibitions. The fort is open every Sunday and from April to October also on Saturdays. Sometimes you see the kingfisher here and bats live in the right half.