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We fancied a Sunday day out on our bikes and wanted to learn more about Amsterdam and its history so we decided to cycle out to Muiden and incorporate a ferry ride out to Pampus Island.
We arrived on the island during a local event...More
Visited as part of a tour group and there are no words for how wonderful the experience was. Perhaps it is the relaxing and calm feeling that is present throughout the Netherlands is what made the attraction enjoyable. I would never imagine that I would...More
Chances are you might find yourself in Amsterdam and have already done all the tourist highlights in the city and have some time to spare. Or, you don’t want to do the typical touristy things. If you also love history and maybe have young kids,...More
Last summer, a few dinners were organised again at the old Defence Fort Island Pampushout. It is tiny and located in between Muiden & Almere. A boat from the organisation will take you there, you get on at IJburg, near Amsterdam, but only if you...More
We took the first boat on a cloudy Sunday morning. We arrived to really friendly staff and a lovely quiet fort. It was chilly so we first had a hot beverage and then began the tour. The staff offered to give us a shortened tour...More
This small island several miles offshore from Amsterdam is part of the old defensive fort line around Amsterdam, but now is known as much for its flora and fauna as for its role in defending the Netherlands from attack. Access is from the same small...More
This is a , never used, fort of the defense fortifications of Amsterdam. It is completely surrounded by water and 'veerdienst amsterdam' brings you there in one hour by boat from the harbour of IJburg (a part of Amsterdam), really very good service.
Pampus is an interesting place. Worth a day trip from Amsterdam/Utrecht may be in combination with Muidenslot (castle in Muiden).
Best thing is to reserve in advance the ferry to secure a spot. The ferry takes about 15 min to get to the forth with...More
Many forts can be visited in the Netherlands, and most of them look quite similar. This one is unique in being situated on an island, strategically located in the IJsselmeer near Amsterdam. That alone makes it worthwhile to visit, in combination with the Muiderslot where...More