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Abcoude is a small village in the backyard of Amsterdam. Within 15 minutes you are in the center of Amsterdam.
The village is traditionally on the road and water connection between Utrecht and Amsterdam. That has had its influence on the village where in the past years many travelers with pullers and the diligences stopped to settle in one of the stopping places that still exist today.
In the Hoogstraat, the central street of the village, you will find several nice restaurants and shops and on Thursday there is a market here.
From the village you can also follow various hiking and cycling tours. Just outside the village you will find Fort Abcoude, once built as part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Now Fort is managed by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and is inhabited mainly by bats. In cold winters you can skate around the Fort.
If you leave the center via the Stationsstraat, you walk along the river Gein. On both sides of this river the meadows stretch out and you can see several monumental farms and mills.
At Café-restaurant Koekenbier you can have lunch, dinner or just have a drink at the large bar.
Fort at Abcoude is the first built fort of the Defense Line of Amsterdam and is surrounded by nature.
In the middle of the nature, just outside Abcoude, you will find Anna Haen.
In 2006 Jan Schake and Tieke Roosen vineyard started the Amsteltuin in Amstelveen.
You can dine relaxed, enjoy a delicious lunch, have a nice cup of coffee or have a drink at the bar.
Worlds come together in the beautiful monumental old-Dutch farmhouse!
Tante Koosje is very popular because of the nostalgic atmosphere and the excellent cuisine.
All Day, Every Day. At DAY you can have coffee, lunch, drinks and dinner!
Stadshart Amstelveen stands for atmospheric and elegant shopping.
The Cobra Museum for Modern Art Amstelveen is a museum for modern and contemporary art.
Museum Jan van der Togt is an enterprising museum and presents the collection of Mr. Jan van der Togt.