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Sightseeing in Amersfoort - what to see. Complete travel guide

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
The most romantic and unique in the city is the floating hotel Hotelschip Vita Nova. It is set on an amazing boat moored near the historic district of Amersfoort. The floating hotel offers … Open
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.
The research of preserved fragments of the old walls may become a truly engaging activity. In the city there are several medieval gates, the most interesting and beautiful of which is considered to be the Koppelpoort. These massive gates composed of red brick almost completely obscure the outer channel. No less beautiful is the Kamperbinnenpoort, that was built in the mid 13th century and is located on Monnickendam channel. 
Miniature Amersfoort can boast of more than a decent choice of places for shopping. The main part of popular shops is concentrated around St. George's Square. You can find popular clothing … Open
In Amersfoort travellers are offered many unusual entertainments. For example, they can take a boat ride along the main canals and admire the grandeur of historical sights from the water. Wealthy travellers will be able to fly over the city in an air balloon, although such air tours are conducted only during the warmer months. 
A walk along the canals will also be a fun activity. Ancient bas-reliefs are engraved in some old bricked channel walls, and the search for them can truly turn into a fascinating quest. On those, interesting stories of the history of the city are told, and some of them are dedicated to famous natives of the city. 
The city offers more than 250 gastronomic establishments of various levels and specializations. On the streets of Amersfoort, you can find cozy pubs serving the best beers and meat snacks, … Open
In addition to interesting historical buildings, Amersfoort features Neulend - a very unusual modern area, the formation of which was completed in 2001. Here those fond of unusual modern architecture would like spend their time, in the area there are a few original houses in a futuristic style, and the district can accommodate 4500 families at once. It is important to note that during the construction of this district all environmental regulations were taken into account and strictly followed. Proof of this are the many animals that can be seen in parks, that did not leave since the locals moved in.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Amersfoort and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Amersfoort
♥   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 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

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


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


From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
Even in the 16th century on the territory of the Netherlands the first windmills were built for dewatering the lands. However, the storms became harder and harder year by year. If the water will rise even for a meter, Hague, Brugger, Amsterdam and Rotterdam will be fully destroyed. Until the ocean level is relatively stable, specialists can cope with the problems. In the event of the global warming, the situation can be drastically changed. … Read further

Efteling Park

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
For the guests who like the breathtaking and active entertainments, there are more than 30 attractions, including 5 roller coasters. The interesting attractions can also be found in the 'house with the ghosts'. The realistic attraction 'the Land of Dreams' will please the small park guests. As a legend tells, Walt Disney visited the Efteling Park shortly after the opening. The magical atmosphere of the park has inspired him to found Disneyland. … Read further
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