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Defence line of Amsterdam will get 9 million from the province

Defence line of Amsterdam will get 9 million from the province

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

The province of Noord-Holland cross 9 million euros in the defence line of Amsterdam. The money is intended for the preservation and maintenance of the wide circle of fortresses around Amsterdam, that has been twenty years, on the list of Unesco world heritage site.

“The province wants this unique combination of military architecture, water management and landschapsplanning is maintained”, says deputy, Joke Geldhof Wednesday.

“The Proposition is like a big green ring of nature and tranquility tucked away in the dynamic metropolitan region of Amsterdam. I think it’s important that future generations have the particular history of the forts and historic lines of defense to know.”

The defence line of Amsterdam is a defense-line of 135 km length, which was constructed between 1880 and 1914. It consists of 46 forts and batteries, and various dikes and sluices.

In recent years, several forts, a new destination. The intention is for that number to expand.

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