CULTURE & HISTORY
The Vechtstreek is actually a large open-air museum. While cycling and walking in this area you will come across country houses, fortresses, castles and mills. We have some great tips worked out for you!
The Vecht formed the heart of the Dutch water line, when water was used as a means of defense. Fort Nieuwersluis is a short walk from Flora Batava and was built in 1673. A tower fortress was built in the mid-nineteenth century and a barracks and three depots were added around 1880. On Sundays, you can visit the cozy tea house here. Since July 26, 2021, the new Dutch water line has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as an extension of the defense line of Amsterdam.