TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

Amersfoort is a city in the middle of the Netherlands with about 150,000 inhabitants. It has a small historical center with a wealth of art and culture. The city is characterized by a city wall, which is still in good condition. Amersfoort is also rich in water. Especially in the summer months, many festivals, events and activities are organized in Amersfoort’s inner city.

10. City Brewery The Three Rings

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On the Little Spui 18 is the Three Rings Beer Brewery . Here are the secrets revealed of Amersfoorts beer. Under the guidance of a professional you will get a tour of about an hour. An explanation of the beer history of Amersfoort, the history of The Three Rings and an overview of the brewery is given.Participation in a beer tasting is possible here, but by appointment.

9. The Court (square) with Saint Joriskerk

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 TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

The largest square in the center of Amersfoort is called De Hof. In this square is the Saint Joriskerk, a parish church from the year 1248. The center of the square is the Stadsbron, a 15th-century water source. This fountain has a bronze face that spouts water from its mouth. The square is surrounded by authentic historic buildings, including a number of national monuments. There are catering and entertainment venues in this area. In nice weather the terraces are cozy here. Every Friday and Saturday there is a market at De Hof.

8. Canals

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The center of Amersfoort has many canals located on beautiful historic streets and alleys. You can walk along the water, but there are plenty of possibilities to keep them from May 1st to October 31st. Via Water Line Amersfoort, located on the Krommestraat 5, you buy tickets for a boat trip in an open boat for 14 to 44 people. The boats have a skipper and a narrator. You can choose from four different routes, all of which take about 45 minutes. It is also possible to rent a boat with a group .

7. City Wall Plantsoen East (Park) and De Kei

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Around 1388, the second city wall of the city was built in the northeast of Amersfoort. Until 1831 this wall remained. Then a large part of the stones were reused and parts of the wall were part of buildings.When these buildings were demolished in 1974, the wall was again visible. The wall of the city is from a walking path surrounded by greenery. At the beginning of this road is the famous Amersfoort Kei. This is a large rock of 7157 kilograms, 2 meters high and a circumference of 5.25 meters. The Kei has a rich history. In 1661 it was taken from Soesterberg by 400 residents of Amersfoort on a sled to the center of Amersfoort. Amersfoort thanks the name Keistad to the stone and the annual Keistad festivals are named after it.

6. Mondrian House (museum)

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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

The Mondriaan house is located on Korte Gracht 11. In 1872 Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan was born here.The later world-renowned artist lived in this house until his 8th year. Since 1994, the Mondrian House has been established. The museum shows Mondriaan’s work. There is also a lot of information about the life of the artist. Mondriaan was inspired by other artists. Their work is also displayed in the museum.

5. Langestraat (shopping street)

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Amersfoort’s shopping street is called Langestraat. This name does not have the street for nothing, it is the longest street in the city center. It has a length of 470 meters long. The street runs from the Pig Market to the Kamerbinnenpoort, which forms part of Amersfoort’s first city wall. The street has beautiful historic buildings with a large variety of shops housed.

4. Eemhuis

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The Eemhuis is located at Eemplein, a cozy shopping area just outside the city walls, with a large cinema and a number of restaurants. The Eemhuis was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. Since May 1, 2014, the building is the cultural center of Amersfoort. From the outside as well as from the inside it is an architectural enchantment with exceptionally beautiful design. The Eemhuis is an inspiring environment, with a wealth of culture and knowledge. There are four well-known organizations in the building, namely Archives Eemland, Eemland Library, Kunsthal KAdE and Schools in the Art.

3. Our Lady Lady (Lady Square)

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From our Ladybug, also called Lady Square, a wide range of tourist activities are offered. Here is a stop for the tourist train, the starting point for city walks and city tours with a tuktuk. There are flowers and sniffing markets in the square and in the square you will find Amersfoort’s VVV, a theater, many restaurants and pubs. The highlight of the square is The Lady of Our Lady. This is over 98 meters high.This makes the tower the second highest Dutch late-medieval tower. Cadastral is located at the center of the Netherlands. There are hundreds of clocks in the tower, seven of which are clocks. It is possible to climb the tower via a staircase of 346 steps and enjoy a beautiful view over Amersfoort and surrounding areas. Even the Dom Tower of Utrecht can be seen in clear weather.

2. Muurhuizen

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Muurhuizen is the second city wall of Amersfoort. It is located around the historic downtown on the north, east and south. The wall was built in the Middle Ages. From the year 1500, houses were built with the material of the old wall. There has arisen a wide variety of forms. This is because the construction has taken place in different periods. The Muurhuizen can be viewed from the same street.On the street there are several famous buildings, including House Tinnenburg at number 25 and the Secretar House at number 109. The houses are known for the unique construction and / or what has been played in the building in the past.

1. Eemhaven (Koppelpoort)

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At the foot of the ancient Koppelpoort lies the Eemhaven. This is the anchorage of Amersfoort for the pleasure boat. Here are beautiful ships docked and there is also the possibility of camping a camper in a unique spot on the Eem. There is also a restaurant ship and a number of restaurants on the quayside, including a restobar dance club. This features a recreational beach. The Koppelpoort is Amersfoort’s business card. The only one in the Netherlands is a combination of a landing port and a water port. The gate dates back to 1425 and is part of the second city wall of Amersfoort (Muurhuizen). The Koppelpoort is supervised by a guide. You will then receive a 30-minute tour and on top of the gate.

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

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