Amersfoort, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Amersfoort
Coat of arms of Amersfoort

Number of inhabitants: 141.795
Number of national monuments: 459

Summary of Amersfoort


Hawk in Amersfoort
Hawk in Amersfoort

Amersfoort is an incredibly pleasant city, when you walk through the city you immediately notice that you are taking a walk through a lot of history. The city is very historic with a large historic center complete with walls and gates. The city is centrally located in the Netherlands with the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren exactly in the middle of our country. The city is large and actually has everything to offer to be a top city trip for everyone.


Interesting history of Amersfoort


Cohen's house in Amersfoort
Cohen's house in Amersfoort

Do you like cultural heritage? Then Amersfoort is the right place for you, the city is full of monuments. Amersfoort has no fewer than 400 national monuments. Parts of the Amersfoort fortress can also be found, because there is still an old city wall, a number of beautiful gates such as De Koppelpoort, the Kamperbinnenpoort and the Monnikendam water gate.


Amersfoort Landmarks


Water gate De Monnikendam in Amersfoort
Water gate De Monnikendam in Amersfoort

You can also take a look at Onze Lieve Vrouwentoren, this tower is located on a pleasant square, exactly in the middle of the Netherlands and has a height of 98,33M and is therefore at number 3 of our Dutch highest church towers list. There are many places of interest in Amersfoort, including war memorials. Also look outside the center, you will find many beautiful buildings there.
Amersfoort is also a very old city, the city dates back to the year 1028, when farmers already lived there. The city received city rights in the year 1259.

Nice recommendations to visit:
Take a look at the St.Pietergasthuis, the Sint-Joriskerk, or the Roman Catholic Sint-Franciscus-Xavierkerk and the Elleboogkerk is a nice building to visit. You can also add a piece of the old city wall with Plomtoren to the oldest piece of city wall.


Shopping in Amersfoort


The St.Jorisplein in Amersfoort
The St.Jorisplein in Amersfoort

Fancy shopping? Then you are in the right place in Amersfoort. The city has many shopping streets such as Langestraat, Utrechtsestraat, Hellesstraat, Sint-Jorisstraat. Here you will find all kinds of shops for young and old for all target groups. There are many large retail chains as well as small specialty stores.

Amersfoort:
Shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday


Amersfoort Activities


A cruise in Amersfoort
A cruise in Amersfoort

In Amersfoort you can also enjoy culture, including various museums; For example, in the historic city center you have a museum called Felhite, in this museum you learn everything about the history of Amersfoort, then we also have the Mondriaanhuis, this is the house where Piet Mondriaan was born. Of course you can also choose a different kind of museum such as the cavalry museum, also a historical museum, in this museum the history of the Dutch cavalry is presented. In addition to these museums, you can also visit Kamp Amersfoort, where you will come into contact with knowledge about the 2nd World War.
Amersfoort has one large theater called the Flint, which is also a conference center with a few small halls with pop stage. There is also a cinema in the city.


MUSEUMS AMERSFOORTATTRACTIONS AMERSFOORT
  • Kunsthal KAdE, exhibitions of (modern) art, architecture, design, design and contemporary culture. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Flehite, museum about the history of Amersfoort. Click here for the site.
  • Mondrian House, the birthplace of Piet Mondriaan with the work of the painter Mondrian. Click here for the site.
  • Cavalry Museum, From Horse to Armor: Over 425 Years of Dutch Cavalry. Click here for the site.
  • The Zonnehof a museum with various exhibits. Click here for the site.
  • Historical Collection Connection Service. A museum about the Liaison Service. Click here for the site.
  •  Amersfoort Zoo, a beautiful zoo where you can see and sometimes touch all the animals up close, there is also a dino forest in the park. Click here for the site.
  • Climbing Our Lady's Tower, click in one of the highest church towers in the Netherlands (98m) and overlook Amersfoort after climbing 346 steps from above. Click here for the site.
  • Cruise, view Amersfoort from the water by taking a cruise through the canals of the city. You can find waterline in the middle of the city center near “Hof”. Click here for the site.
CINEMAS AMERSFOORTTHEATERS AMERSFOORT
  •  Pathé Amersfoort, cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Vue Amersfoort , cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Movie room The Lady, cinema with a special program. Click here for the site.
  • De Flint Theater & Congresses, click here for the site.
  • ICON theater, click here for the site.
  • The branch. Click here for the site.
  • Holland Opera. Click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Amersfoort


The old city wall of Amersfoort
The old city wall of Amersfoort

Amersfoort is a green city, this is partly due to the nature reserve Klein Zwitserland, which is attached to Amersfoort. You can enjoy walking in this area. Amersfoort is very suitable for nature lovers. The city also has many parks, including; “Nimmedor Park, Bokkeduinen, Randenbroek Park, Van Stolberg Park, the Water Extraction Area and finally the large Schothorst Park. The city won a prize in 2010 as the greenest city in the Netherlands.

You can also visit a beautiful zoo in Amersfoort, where you can visit a dino forest, among other things, you walk 750 meters through a path with replicas of dinosaurs. The tallest dinosaur is 14 meters high.


Walking in Amersfoort


The Old Fish Market of Amersfoort
The Old Fish Market of Amersfoort


You can also walk in Amersfoort. There are many bars and restaurants, but for a more vibrant nightlife it is better to move a little further to Utrecht.


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