Past locks and forts

42.0 km

Everywhere are forts, trenches, dykes, sluices, canals, casemates and group shelters to surprise you. Together these elements form an ingenious system that protected the Netherlands from hostile troops. Inundating the countryside with fifty centimetres of water made it impassable for soldiers, while still too shallow to use boats. Care to cycle through this utterly Dutch defence system from the 19th and 20th century?

Take a look

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Stadshaven Wijk bij Duurstede
Havenweg 1
3961 MA Wijk bij Duurstede

Havenweg
3961 AW Wijk bij Duurstede
15 14

Singel 51
3961CH Wijk bij Duurstede
13

Kersenmuseum (cherry museum)

Landwinkel de Kersenhut
Groenewoudseweg 18
3945 BC Cothen

Kerkweg 24
3945BN Cothen
56 57 58 63 66 64 14

Achterdijk 1
3998 NE Schalkwijk

Fort Honswijk

Fort Honswijk
Lekdijk 58
3998 NJ Schalkwijk
18 51

3998NJ Honswijk

Fort Werk aan de Groeneweg

Groeneweg
3998 Schalkwijk
52 54 53 55 14 15
End point: TOP Stadshaven Wijk bij Duurstede
Havenweg 1
3961 MA Wijk bij Duurstede
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