The predominant color of the city is blue, which symbolizes water, and green - the color of forests and parks that the city abounds in. From an economic point of view, Amersfoort is one of the most vital cities in the Netherlands with huge manpower and high average income. It is on the third place in terms of net income per capita among 25 cities with a population of more than 100 thousand people. The city will amaze any tourist, even the most refined gourmet with its variety of gastronomic institutions. More than 250 pubs and restaurants offering excellent beer, as well as French, Japanese, Mexican and Flemish cuisine for every taste, from the most affordable to the most luxurious.
During its years, Amersfoort has gained a lot of interesting "nicknames" from tourists, who are delighted with its cozy and picturesque mood. Locals take care of the environment and prefer using the two-wheeled vehicles to cars. For this occasion, the management of the city provided its residents with all the necessary biking facilities. So not surprisingly, that the first nickname of Amersfoort is the "city of bicycles". You will be amazed by a large number of two-wheelers on the streets. It is worth noting that the bicycle is popular with people of all ages here.
Another interesting name Amersfoort - "city of youth" or "city of children." The thing is that about 20% of the local residents consist of kids under the age of fourteen. The third nickname of Amersfoort- "the city of boulders", which is associated with an interesting history occurred in the 17th century. Do not hesitate and take a thematic excursion, where the guide will enlight you about events taken in 1661. Young travelers usually refer to Amersfoort as a "city of festivals". Local youth, as well as tourists from nearby cities, are attracted by a variety of holidays and concerts held here throughout the year.