As one of the country’s 14 fortified towns, Weesp is famed for its historical buildings and influence on the chocolate industry thanks to the Van Houten company. Located a short trip to the east of Amsterdam, the town dates back to the 14th century and – as you’d expect – features many fortifications and battlements.

Weesp is beloved by boaters who enjoy sailing along its canals and the scenic River Vecht. The town’s rich architecture includes the spectacular Ossenmarkt and Issenmeer forts, three historical windmills and several buildings that date back to the 17th and 18th century, a time of rapid growth and prosperity. Weesp’s former town hall – a stately, neoclassical building – now houses the municipal museum, devoted largely to 18th-century porcelain crafts.

Whether it’s by boat, bike or on foot, don’t miss the chance to explore this multifaceted riverside town!


Visit the Weesp Tourist Information website for more information.