Willemstad is one of the eleven fortified towns along the Zuiderwaterlinie. Follow the junctions on an 8.0 kilometre walk and experience the special historical atmosphere of this town.
Discover the Zuiderwaterlinie (southern water line), the oldest, longest and most used waterline in the Netherlands. For centuries the Zuiderwaterlinie in Brabant served to protect the country against attacks. When the enemy came too close the land would be flooded. Inundation, we call that these days. The waterline runs all the way from Bergen op Zoom in the south-west to Grave in the north-east of Brabant.
Everywhere along the line you’ll find traces of an eventful past. The powder vapours in the fortified towns have disappeared by now, but the walls, ramparts and cannons are still there. Beautiful city monuments that are reminders of the time when soldiers still guarded the gates. Many of these monuments can be visited. Find more info on visitbrabant.com