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Culture of Amersfoort. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The brightest tourist attraction of Amersfoort is the beautiful Toren Tower. Once the 94-meter-high Woman's Tower was part of a large-scale construction - the Lange Jan cathedral. Unfortunately, only one tower survived from the beautiful church, which doesn't prevent it from looking very impressive. The tower is located on the Lieve Vrouwe Kerkhof square - the main and most beautiful square of the city. No less interesting religious landmark is the Cathedral of St. Joris. The church built in the 14th century has been perfectly preserved to the present day. Not only its excellent appearance but also an exquisite decoration of halls should be appreciated by tourists.
Amersfoort is an honorable ancient city in the Netherlands. It perfectly preserved historical monuments of medieval architecture, so every tourist will be able to enjoy its rich history. … Open
An important historic landmark is the Koppelpoort Towers and an ancient gate located next to them, which once served as an entrance to the city. Looking at part of the surviving city wall, you can see the ancient gates of Kamperbinnen and Monnickendam. The first was built in the middle of the 13th century, and the second - two centuries later. The best way to appreciate the panoramic view of the picturesque city is to take a balloon ride. Such flights are extremely popular among visitors to Amersfoort. The city has a specially-equipped platform from which huge colorful balloons take off. The so-called Air Tour became a kind of ritual, which every traveler should observe. For those who are afraid of heights, there is no less attractive option - to ride a boat along the city canals and appreciate its unique architectural sights.
An important sightseeing point is an old cemetery where more than 800 Soviet soldiers who died during the Second World War are buried. Despite the fact that the attraction has quite a gloomy status, it is frequently visited by foreign travelers. The entrance to the cemetery is decorated with a propeller from an old Soviet aircraft. In the city center, you can see an unusual monument - a huge boulder. According to the legend, 400 locals brought it to the city who chose this way to demonstrate their strength. Amersfoort has several interesting museums. Priceless historical artifacts can be seen at Museum Flehite. An interesting collection of historical finds is displayed in Mannenzaal St Pieters Museum in Bloklands Gasthuis, and art lovers should think about visiting one of the local art galleries. Copyright
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Amersfoort and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Amersfoort
♥   Palace 'Soestdijk Palace' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Kasteel Drakestein' , 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Paleis het Loo' Apeldoorn, 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Bronbeek' , 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Amersfoort and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Catharijneconvent' Utrecht, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Centraal Museum' Utrecht, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden' Leerdam, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Amersfoort
♥   Sint Catharinakathedraal, Utrecht, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Nicolaas, Ijsselstein, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van St. Jan de Evangelist, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de Sint-Jan-de-Doper, Oosterhout, 66.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Amersfoort and near

Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
Some museum rooms are dedicated to breeding the exhibits - here the various hemp varieties cultivated by the museum staff grow. Since 2003, the large and constantly updated collection of exhibits has been located in the new building, not far from Dam Square. Today, the museum's guests can see more than 6,000 unique exhibits. Although the theme of the museum is quite contradictory and controversial, the numerous tourists have been receiving it for several years. It must be borne in mind that the children under 13 years of age can visit the museum of marijuana free of charge, but only accompanied by adults. … Read further

Sauna Deco

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
In the 1970s, the department store, which was known for its exquisite interior design, was renovated. After the renovation, most decor elements were abolished. These magnificent decor elements of the historical department store were brought into the sauna of Amsterdam. Today its visitors can go to the pool on a unique wooden staircase, over which several decades ago Parisians went shopping. Tourists who decide to visit the most famous and popular sauna in the Netherlands, should observe an important rule - wearing a bathing suit in sauna is strictly prohibited … Read further

Queen's Day

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
Orange clothes is ‘’a must’’. Many sew their own costumes. Such outfits are distinguished by originality and extravagance. The owners of domestic animals sew festive outfits for their pets. The hugest party across the whole country includes a variety of entertainments. Performances of street actors, live music and special festivities are combined with the market in the streets. … Read further
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