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Abcoude

About Abcoude

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.

Hotspots in Abcoude