Around the river Vecht

43.0 km

The Dutch Water Line's main weapon was water: the defences strung along a long line of forts, canals, sluices and dykes. These could be used to inundate land to stop the enemy in its tracks. Part of the Water Line runs through land managed by the Regional Public Water Authority Amstel, Gooi en Vecht. The River Vecht and Vecht lakes played an important role in the Water Line.

Discover the Water Line by bike and learn more about the fascinating history.

Take a look

Sights on this route

Starting point: Fort Spion
Bloklaan 9
1231 AZ Loosdrecht
07 05 06 03 04 04 25 02 84

Nyenrode Business University

Straatweg 25
3620 AC Breukelen
87

Geesberge country estate

Zandpad 23
3601 NA Maarssen

Diependaalsedijk 17
3601 GH maarssen
46 45 62 47

Herenweg 53
3602 AN Maarssen

Herenweg 53
3602 AN Maarssen

Herenweg 3
3602 AM Maarssen
48 49 27 23 85 84 02

Fort Tienhoven
Nieuweweg 20
3612 NB Tienhoven
25
End point: Fort Spion
Bloklaan 9
1231 AZ Loosdrecht
07
05
06
03
04
04
25
02
84
87
46
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62
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49
27
23
85
84
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25

Attributes

  • Type of Route: Nature track, Recreation
  • Route obstacles: Bridge, With water, On the road, Crossing secondary road , Flat
  • Route characteristics: GPS track, From A to A, Connecting cycle route
  • Marked: Yes
  • StudentsYes
  • AdultsYes
  • GroupsYes
  • E-bikeYes
  • Racing bikeYes
Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht