The four crescent shaped forts of Lunetten have been build between 1822 and 1828 as part of the Dutch Water Line. Forts and fortified towns have been constructed to protect weaknesses in the waterline. Combined with natural bodies of water, it could be used to transform the economic heartland of the Dutch Republic almost into an island.



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Founded: 1822-1828
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Bert Busbroek (13 months ago)
Aravind Gajendran (20 months ago)
Amazing ambience. Loved the appeltaart
Emma Feather (2 years ago)
Lovely spot, delicious food, beautiful scenery and an equal opportunity employer. People who have a disability/different ability are employed here. Will definitely come back! Organic juices, home made pesto, generous servings, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Overlooking the water, tall trees, birds, flowers (Spring time). Easy ride from Utrecht Centraal. Ride or wander through Beatrix Park nearby. Definitely worth a visit for a casual day of sightseeing.
Rick Harderwijk (2 years ago)
Friendly service in an awesome spot!
Dicky Jansen (2 years ago)
Zulke lekkere thee gedronken met pindarotsjes erbij die ze zelf gemaakt hadden ook vreselijk lekker!
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