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The Dutch Pentagon
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2 soldiers at gun-turret of Spijkerboor Fortress of Fortress Ring of Amsterdam

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National defence

As early as in the 16th century the Dutch used water to help them defend their territory. Inundation became a weapon in the struggle for independence against the Spaniards.
Star-shaped ramparts were built round the cities for the defence. These fortifications with bastions can still be visited in the Netherlands.
The New Holland Waterline with a length of nearly 100 kilometres, constructed in the 19th century as a line of defence against enemies from the east, is nominated for the World Heritage list. A number of the fortresses can still be visited. Also the capital got its own line of defence: The Fortress Ring of Amsterdam.
Nowadays the scenic, ecological, cultural-historical and recreational values of these strategic landscapes are increasingly acknowledged, as is noticeable during a visit to these defences.

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Fortress of the Fortress Ring of Amsterdam

© illustration Lex Tempelman

Fortress Ring of Amsterdam, Fortresses and inundated areas around the capital of the Netherlands

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Hostile attack on fortesses of the New Holland Waterline, ranges of fire and inundated fields

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