USEFUL LINKS and Tourist Information
The Amersfoort VVV (Local Tourist Office is located near the train station at:
3818 LE Amersfoort
Telephone: 0900 - 112 2364
Amersfoort Your Way
Amersfoort atmosphere, a way to enjoy
Amersfoort has just a whole own atmosphere that I cannot compare with any other town. The nearby Utrecht (just twenty kilometres to South-West is much larger and therefor busy and hectic. Amersfoort radiates - even on busy days - a calm and suiting atmosphere. The medieval dressed up people on the marketsquare, that were really into their roles.
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Netherlands:
Police (non-urgent): 0900-8844
The square now known as Varkensmarkt (Pigs market) used to be the St. Joostenplaats till 1552. In that year the pigs market was relocated from the Appelplaats to the Varkensmarkt.
Underneath the Varkensmarkt was the covered Hellegracht (Hell canal).
In 1984 the "Vrouw en de Zakkendrager" statue by sculpture Marius van Beek made of Sardinian granite was placed at the Varkensmarkt.
The text DIE TREKKEN DOOR HET WATER, DIE TREKKEN DOOR DE STEEN dates back to the early years of Amersfoort.
Churches - the Lutherian church
A sparkling white builing within the shoppingstreets of Amersfoort (next to an equally impressive old house) shows on top a small tower. It resambles a churchtower but on it's peak a wind pointer is made in the image of a swan. Immediately you can assume that this is the Lutherian church, as this religion choose the swan (in stead of the rooster) as symbol on top of their churches.