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

Koppelpoort 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 www.orangesmile.com
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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

Schokland and Surroundings

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Within a few years, the authorities decided to turn the island into a cultural center. So, the building of the old church, where the Schokland Museum is located today, was restored. Natuurlijk Schokland company is reviving lost landscapes and the architectural heritage of the island. A lot of deciduous trees were planted, old streets, and some of the buildings were restored at its expenses. There are plans to restore the old harbor and the lighthouse. Schokland has a huge national and patriotic significance for locals. The island remains a symbol of the struggle between people and the water element. … Read further

Keukenhof Flower Park

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Currently, the park area occupies ​​32 hectares. Each year, about 7 million flowers are planted on its territory. In addition, the park features more than 90 species of trees, as well as artificial lakes, ponds, canals, and streams. Keukenhof is made for walking, so the length of all its footpaths is around 15 km. Romantic natures will be able to travel around the lakes and canals by boat. Fans of art will love the park too, as it has a rich collection of sculptures of different eras. The youngest guests are sure to enjoy an entertainment complex, as well as a farm with animals. … Read further

Lisse Tulip Fields

From the series “Top 13 Most Colorful and Picturesque Places on the Planet”
In total, more than three billion flowers are planted annually on plantations. Almost all flowers grown on plantations are exported to the other countries. Tourists traveling to Lisse can visit the beautiful plantations as part of a bus excursion. The followers of the more original entertainments, prefer to enjoy the colorful landscape during the helicopter excursion. From the height you can appreciate the size of the plantations and their harmonious shape. … Read further
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Culture guide to Amersfoort. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Amersfoort: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Amersfoort. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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