Abcoude is a charming town on the Angstel, a small river that is connected to the Vecht. Its many farms were an important driving force for the region. A footpath leads to Fort Abcoude, the oldest land fort of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. The Dutch Society for Nature Conservation ensures that the cultural-historical heritage is preserved. Along the Gein is a windmill that Piet Mondriaan captured on canvas no fewer than 11 times. It is now a holiday home.