Discover the Defence Line of Amsterdam: the National Defence Line visitors center is located at the island. During your visit you can learn everything about this ingenious defence plan. Since 1996 the whole system of 42 fortresses and other defence installations guarding Amsterdam is marked as world heritage under Unesco rules.
The visitor center offers two interactive routes with presentations and games. Sign up for the interactive digital balloon flight over the early 20th Century Defence Line and let yourself be dazzled by old and new images from the sky!
Guided tours (50,00) can be booked in advance. (Two weeks before your visit at the latest) Also there are multilingual tours available by audio guide. The device can be picked up in the museum shop on arrival.
Do you want to discover the fortress and the island yourself? Wander along the mysterious corridors and rooms by using the Pampus map.
Kids can play various educational games, as well as different puzzle tours throughout the fortress.
Have something to drink or eat at the restaurant, and enjoy the magnificent view over the IJmeerall the way to the skyline of Amsterdam, the former entrance of the harbor of Amsterdam and former Southern Sea (Zuyderzee) coast of Holland.