Between water and forts

Experience the history of town and country in the Defense of Willemstad and its historic fortifications. In this extraordinary area, water and wind still dominate. Follow in the footsteps of significant monarchs and conquerors during a visit.

Five fortresses, eleven fortified cities

The Southern Waterline is the oldest and longest Dutch water defense line. This unique chain consists of five fortresses and eleven fortified cities where defense by the water plays a central role. Stroll along locks and passages.


Visit The Southern Waterline

Pearls of the Defense Line

Stroll through the city