Fortress walk at the Maarsseveense Plassen

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht
  • 13.85 km (Approximately 03:27 u)
  • Hiking route 623523
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Fortress walk at the Maarsseveense Plassen

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht
  • 13.85 km (Approximately 03:27 u)
  • Hiking route 623523

The Maarsseveense Plassen form a beautiful mosaic of green and blue. But there is also quite a bit of cultural history on your route: you will pass two forts from the New Dutch Waterline.

Dutch Waterline
You will soon walk to Fort Maarsseveen/C-Fordt. This fortification, built in 1880-1881, closed off the Maarsseveense Vaart and the dikes of the Maarsseveense and Tienhovense Polders. Around the fortress you can still see a few wooden houses. Fort De Gagel, a little further on, was built around 1820 and is open to the public. It's worth taking a look!

Maarsseveense Plassen
The route leads you largely along the leafy banks of the Maarsseveense Plassen. It is wonderful to walk here. Unlike other lakes in this region, the Maarsseveense Plassen does not have an ancient history. They were not formed by peat extraction, but were excavated in the late 1960s for the construction of the Utrecht district of Overvecht. Yet here you see the same'primal nature\\\' as at the other lakes. A beautiful area, where you can spot a lot of birds!

Directions

# Description Distance
Fort Maarsseveen/C-Fordt (Scouting Willy Hemsgroep, 3602AP, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
84
84 (3602AN, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.34 km
88
88 (3602AK, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.16 km
32
32 (3564XK, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.24 km
Fort de Gagel (Fort De Gagel (NHW), 3564XK, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.36 km
33
33 (3564XK, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.78 km

Sights

Fort Maarsseveen/C-Fordt

Scouting Willy Hemsgroep
3602AP Stichtse Vecht
http://www.c-fordt.nl/

The Werk bij Maarsseveen, built in 1880-1881 north of Utrecht, closed off the Maarsseveense Vaart and the dikes of the Maarsseveense and Tienhovense Polders. There are still a few wooden houses around the fort.

Fort de Gagel

Fort De Gagel (NHW)
3564XK Utrecht
http://www.stellingvanutrecht.nl/forten/fort-de-gagel/

Fort de Gagel is a fort in Utrecht. This fort was constructed between 1819 and 1921 as part of the New Dutch Water Line to close off several dikes.

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