The fortified town of Muiden sits near the IJmeer, just to the east of Amsterdam. It dates back to the 10th century and is now known for its peaceful streets, small cafés, historic landmarks and picturesque harbour. The town is a key link in the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a 135 km-long fortification that once protected the city from invaders. Pass through Muiden’s centuries-old walls and prepare for a stroll through one of the country’s oldest communities. Muiden combines the best of the past, present and future. One of its main attractions is the medieval Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot. Muiden is a charming town to stroll around, with a lively quayside lined with cafes, and a good view of the boats coming in and out of the harbour.