Fort Vechten and Fort Rijnauwen
Fort Vechten and Fort Rijnauwen are the largest forts in the Defence Line of Utrecht. They are located south of the city and they are connected by the Bunkerpad.
Fort at Vechten
The Fort at Vechten is the most popular place to visit. In one of the buildings, partly underground, you can find the Waterline Museum. A fantastic and very educational experience for young and old. You can even make a virtual skydive and parachute landing, using 3D virtual reality goggles. Outside, there’s a 50 meters long model of the entire New Dutch Waterline. For children, this fort is a great playground offering exciting things to discover.
Very near Utrecht, in the recreational area and Amelisweerd-Rhijnauwen, the largest fort of the New Dutch Waterline can be found: Fort Rijnauwen. It is a ‘nature fort’ with very special inhabitants: there are bats, badgers, as well as deer and foxes. The fort is selectively open to the public at specific times, but there are frequent visitor tours and public events.