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If you are not scared of height, you can always look at landmarks of Amersfoort from high above. Parachuting is one of the most typical ways to do that. However, if you are not ready for a stressful jump out of an airplane, there is one more solution for you. It is called paragliding. You will get same excitement and emotions as during a parachute jump, but you will not need to jump into emptiness. No special training is required as well.
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You will need closed shoes that won’t fall off during the flight and comfortable closed clothes as it is quite cold in the sky. To enjoy paragliding, you need a paraglide that is a big wing made of soft fabric and a suitable hill. You will be tied to a special seat, run, and jump from a hill.
You can fly in a tandem with an instructor. Paraglide has no motor. You will change its direction using the wind direction and position of your body. You will fly higher and lower, enjoying the magnificent view of the city and its picturesque surroundings. Your initial height will decrease slowly. it is a truly unforgettable entertainment that will make you super excited. Copyright
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Parachute Jumping

If you are dreaming of flying and looking at the beauty of Amersfoort from a bird’s eye view, consider making a parachute jump. Long jump with an instructor is traditionally the most popular choice for tourists. It is also considered the safest one. You don’t need to undergo any special training to perform the jump as the instructor will do all the hard work himself. You will only admire the flight and gorgeous view.
Koppelpoort Before entering the airplane, you will put on special gear that you get at the aerodrome, will listen to short instructions about safety measures, and secure the parachute. When it is time to jump off the airplane, the instructor will tie you, and you will appear in the sky in a tandem. While in the air, the instructor will deploy the parachute and control it. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about safe landing.
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If you want, a cameraman will jump together with you and will record a quality video of your parachute jump. You will have not only memories about landmarks of this fabulous city that you will see from above but also a mini film about your adventure. You will be able to watch it again, refreshing that parachute jump in your memory.

Excursion to Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren Tower

If you are fond of historic landmarks, Amersfoort has a suitable place for you – the gorgeous Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren Tower that was built in the 15th century. Locals often call it “The Holy Mother’s Tower”. Visitors can not only step inside the tower but also climb up to the very top. It is allowed to visit the tower only together with a guide who will tell you many interesting facts about it.
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The tower is 98 meters 33 centimeters high. Traditional narrow spiral stairs connect the lower level with the top of the tower. In order to get there, visitors need to overcome 346 steps. Naturally, there will be stops during the excursion. While on the first floor that is located at approximately 1/3 of the total height, you will look at the historical center of Amersfoort and Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Square that is famous for its restaurants and numerous guests.
Crazy Church During your excursion in Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren, you will see a professional carillon player – the unusual musical instrument has an equal temperament and levers instead of keys. Then you will reach the second layer of the building that is located 70 meters above the ground. You will see remains of the church that was adjacent to the tower but was destroyed later, as well as other buildings. The view is truly fabulous!
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Amersfoort
♥   Restaurant 'The Oriental Swan' Soesterberg. Type - International. 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Melodie' Soest. Type - Modern cuisine. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '’t Spiehuis' Soest. Type - Classic cuisine. 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '’t Regthuys' Maarn. Type - Modern cuisine. 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Hoefslag' Bosch en Duin. Type - Modern cuisine|Creative. 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Amersfoort
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Nijenrode Castle' , 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Amersfoort and around
♥   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 palaces
Public palaces near Amersfoort
♥   Palace 'Kasteel Drakestein' , 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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