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Amersfoort A wonderful ancient city, Amersfoort is full of medieval era sights that are still in great condition. Its territory attracted first citizens yet in the 10th century, but it was only the 13th century when this place got the status of a city and the name Amersfoort.
Berghotel Amersfoort - Utrecht deserves priority among upscale hotels of Amersfoort. Its opening was held more than a hundred years ago. The building housing the hotel is one of the … Open
Today only ruins of the ancient fortress wall remind of the old city. The length of this wall estimated 1.5 km and it was surrounded by deep ditches that later were turned into canals. Because of this today travellers can rent a boat or a cutter and make a ride along city walls.
A huge stone is considered one of the most notable sights of Amersfoort. An interesting legend is connected with this stone. In 1661 locals made a dispute, according to which they were obliged to drag a huge stone to the center of the city. Over 4 hundreds of people were participating in this dispute and so they managed to deliver the stone to Amersfoort. The stone was installed on the central square, however, this was quite uncomfortable and many citizens complained. In the end the stone was dug into the ground and it laid there until 1903, when it was found by a group of archeologists. They quickly proclaimed the stone one of the most important symbols of Amersfoort and put it on a pedestal. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another symbol of the city is Toren tower, which is 94 meters tall. Actually, the tower is just a part of a magnificent architectural complex and the most beautiful church in whole Holland has been built here. However, the church’s basement was used to store gunpowder, which exploded in 1787. Only tower managed to survive. In this tower you can find a belfry with 30 bells and several valuable icons. Among other famous medieval buildings should be mentioned Sint-Joris kerk and the Koppelpoort, or you may like to visit the local zoo – DierenPark Amersfoort.
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Map of all castles
Castles in Amersfoort and around
♥   Castle 'Drakensteyn Castle' , 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huis Doorn' , 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vredenburg Castle' , 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Duurstede Castle' , 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Zuylen' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Amersfoort
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Hoge Veluwe' , 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Veluwezoom' , 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Amersfoort
♥   Art gallery 'Museum Catharijneconvent' Utrecht, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Centraal Museum' Utrecht, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden' Leerdam, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Amersfoort from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Erasmusbrug

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The construction of the bridge cost more than 163 million euros. Queen Beatrix took part in the ceremonial opening ceremonies. Since the opening, the bridge has 'an active social and cultural life'. The director and main actor Jackie Chan has the bridge as the shooting location of the series 'Who am I?' Filmes in 1998 was chosen. In 2005 the concert of the world famous DJ Tiesto took place on the background of the beautiful bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is one of the landmarks of modern Rotterdam, connecting the city center with one of the newest and most active districts - Kop van Zuid. … Read further

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
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