Amersfoort Travel Guide

  • The entrance of the Mondriaanhuis.
    The entrance of the Mondriaanhuis.
    by Jerelis
  • Beautiful timeline of his life.
    Beautiful timeline of his life.
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  • Entering the Paris Studio.
    Entering the Paris Studio.
    by Jerelis

Amersfoort Things to Do

  • Mondriaanhuis – Temporary exhibitions.

    The famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan (1872–1944) is renowned as one of the most important contributors to the development of abstraction at the beginning of the 20th century, and his stunning and influential works are recognized by everyone from art lovers to students of architecture and graphic design. But what of the man himself and what...

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  • Mondriaanhuis – 1920’s Paris studio.

    The Mondriaanhuis is a nice little museum in Amersfoort, in the house where Piet Mondriaan was born in 1872. The museum lies in the historical centre of Amersfoort. The building of the Christian primary school, where the father of Mondriaan was headmaster, has also been incorporated in the museum building. In 1994, the house and the school were...

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  • Mondriaanhuis – Birthplace of Mondriaan.

    Piet Mondriaan was born in 1872 and is a famous Dutch painter. He was very famous for his paintings upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours. Piet Mondriaan was born in Amersfoort and his house of birth now is a museum called the Mondriaanhuis (house of Mondriaan).When Paulien and I first...

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Amersfoort Hotels

  • NH Amersfoort

    Stationsstraat 75, Amersfoort, 3811, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Van der Valk Hotel Amersfoort A1

    Ruimtevaart 22, Amersfoort, 3824 MX, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Lange Jan Hotel

    I must say I never stayed here, since I have my own bed in Amersfoort. But if I walk by I must say...

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Amersfoort Restaurants

  • The Brothers Four

    De vier Broers is a bar-restaurant famous for its beers and grilled food.The first floor is great for private parties.Popular 3 course dinners are available from 25 to 30 Euro's.Business hours:Mo-Tu: From 3PMWe-Su-: From Noon

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  • A saloon in the old town

    The Boothill Saloon is a Rock café with many live music nights.This pub has an interesting interior: the ceiling filled with cowboy boots.Business hours:Mo-Th: 2PM - 2AMFr-Sa: 2PM - 4AMSu: 2PM - 2AM

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  • Into heaven

    Hemels is a Grand Café and restaurant.This business started in 2007 by Gertjan Horst and is open for a late breakfast, lunch, drink or dinner.The restaurant is housed in a building from 1680 and has some interesting exterior and interior details, like stained glass windows.Business hours:Daily: From 10AM

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Amersfoort Nightlife

  • Gay life

    Het koetje is the only gay cafe of amersfoort.Its a real party place and can be a lot of fun,ofcourse if you are straight you're also very welcome.

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  • Tradional

    At the corner of Zevenhuizen (name of street) you find this very charming place.I think it is still a bit typîcal dutch.I must say I don't remember the name anymore.But its a great place

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  • too many

    there are so many bars in amersfoort.try the website www.kroegenweb.nlits in dutch but if you look for Amersfoort ( or any other city) on the left side of the page you can get an impression

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Amersfoort Transportation

  • NS Train

    Amersfoort is located at the crossing of major North-South and East-West rail road tracks.Each half hour trains ride to Amsterdam/Schiphol Airport or to Utrecht-The Hague/Rotterdam to the West/South and to Zwolle-Groningen/Leeuwarden or Apeldoorn-Deventer-Enschede to the North/East.To guarantee an uninterrupted service rail road track flyovers have...

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  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Train service

    I must admin that usually i don't trust foreign train services, but this time i have to correct myself.I lived few months in Holland and i used the Dutch train service many times, simply lovely, great connections to every city and prices not out of mind.The train is clean, but anyway i suggest to take the 1st class instead of the 2nd.Take your...

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Amersfoort Shopping

  • CLOSED: Department store landmark

    Vroom & Dreesmann is a will-known Dutch department store. The Amersfoort store is a local landmark with an amazing stained glass window tower.2016 Update: February 16, 2016 was a black day for the Vroom & Dreesmann stores. Despite negotiations with new investors, the chain was forced to close their store as the real estate owners had different...

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  • Haberdashery

    The haberdashery shop of the Schwitzner firm is a great shop for arts & crafts and more. This place is loaded will small stuff for many handy men.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Fr: 9:30AM - 5:30PMSa: 9:30 - 5PMSu: Closed

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  • The main center city shopping street

    The Langestraat is the main shopping street in the old city center. This street is a pedestrian road connecting four smaller squares, all with their own shops.Exploring the Langestraat is great with some nice old city views.

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Amersfoort Local Customs

  • Alleys

    Like other older Dutch cities, Amersfoort has its share of smaller streets and alleys.Explore them, because they create great photo opportunities. Also some of these streets are green paradise with many flowers.

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  • Local Birds

    Amersfoort has some interesting local birds. Pigeons are the most common and they have no problem finding food; the shopping crowd is a infinite source of fast food leftovers.These birds are a bit too domestic.

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  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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Amersfoort Warnings and Dangers

  • Slippery

    The pavement in the old city can be slippery when it rains.Take attention to the weather and the condition of the pavement/stones. It will be slippery when wet!I never ever saw a sign like this before; Amersfoort sure has a first here.

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  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Amersfoort Tourist Traps

  • De Hof - In the old city center.

    During our car drive towards the city of Amersfoort we did some research on Google about Amersfoort and the entire area. One of the things that intrigued me immediately was the fact that there was a nice old gothic quarter in the city centre (between some nice canal) of this old medieval village. A first defensive wall, made out of brick, was...

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  • De Hof - The busy center.

    Without a doubt is the square called De Hof is the busy centre of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)All around this square you will see magnificent medieval buildings. For example the...

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  • De Hof - The main square.

    Amersfoort is a beautiful medieval village, archaeologists found traces of military camps making it the oldest garrison town in the Netherlands and it is now very attractive. Remains of a true settlement in the area have been found around 1000 BC and the name of the city appeared in written documents in the 11th century. The city grew rapidly...

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Amersfoort What to Pack

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    Travel light!

    by Jerelis Written Aug 31, 2013

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD cards!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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Amersfoort Off The Beaten Path

  • Muurhuizen - Literally embedded.

    Amersfoort is an ideal city for a unplanned stroll, since one of its most impressive attributes is the fantastic architecture that is everywhere in the city center. Even the most spontaneous travel, however, should be sure to include some of Amersfoort's most treasured monuments on his or her route. Chief of these is the Muurhuizen, a series of...

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  • Muurhuizen - So called Wall Houses.

    Like I wrote before, we saw the so-called Wall Houses at the first time at the south side of the old city center. These houses are built on the first and former city walls, which of course is the explanation for the name of these beautiful houses. This first defensive wall, made out of brick, was finished around 1300. Soon after, the need for...

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  • Muurhuizen - Well hidden gem.

    Our experience about old ancient cities is that there is always a well hidden gem you don’t know about in advance. For example when we travelled to Narbonne in France and when we were on the main square Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, we heard someone saying “There is something hidden underneath this city”. This person was quite right as a native France...

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Amersfoort Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Take a few short-cuts.

    But don’t sweat it … Amersfoort also has many hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Amersfoort is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Amersfoort is The Netherlands, and yet it is a culture unto itself. The area of...

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  • Hiking - Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Amersfoort on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Amersfoort is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before getting out. Before we visited Amersfoort we saw on a city map that the huge city of Amersfoort is divided into three main areas to visit:* The old...

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  • Hiking - Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of the Amersfoort's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of...

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Amersfoort General

  • Public Toilets

    Amersfoort is a town with almost no public toilets (like most Dutch cities).The best one is the toilet in the train station main hall. Fee 50 Eurocents and there's a cleaning lady present.On the station platforms are also toilets, but these are unmanned and look like bank vault. It's very high tech, but very low in people freindlyness. Also 50 Euro...

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  • The Canals

    The Amersfoort canals are wonderful to walk along. I think you can walk them all within a hour; the old center of town is very compact. If you rather sail them, that's also possible; see my canal boat tour tip.

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  • USEFUL LINKS and Tourist Information

    TOURIST OFFICE:The Amersfoort VVV (Local Tourist Office is located near the train station at:Stationsplein 9-11 3818 LE AmersfoortTelephone: 0900 - 112 2364 USEFUL LINKS:Start PageCity CouncilAmersfoort Your WayDaytrip infoAmersfoort archives

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