A historical voyage of discovery along the water lines

  • 410 kilometer
  • 8 Stages

About the LF Waterlinieroute

The LF Waterlinieroute lets you ride through beautiful nature areas in search of world-class Dutch heritage sites. The historic Dutch water defence lines were constructed to keep the enemy at bay by flooding huge plots of land. They are unique strings of military structures that have enriched the landscape in a striking way. Water as a means of defence, that’s something only the Dutch could come up with!

The route is 410 km long and takes you from Edam to Bergen op Zoom, along the Stelling van Amsterdam, via the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie and the West Brabant part of the Zuiderwaterlinie. These defence lines have left behind many visible marks in the landscape, such as inundation channels, batteries and defence line dykes. You’ll ride through an appealing scenery of water and exciting nature, past beautiful forts and fortified towns that exude an atmosphere of years past. This tour brings the history of the water defence lines to life!

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Order LF cycle guide

This compact cycling guide takes you by the hand and describes the  route from the border at Cadzand-Bad until Bad Nieuweschans.

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