Hotels in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Amersfoort celebrated its 750th birthday in 2009 and has enjoyed great tourism and economic success over the years. Although Amersfoort, named after the ford in the then Amer River, only gained city status in 1259, archaeological finds have revealed that the local history dates back much further. One of the main attractions here is the old city centre itself. Amersfoort has one of the best preserved medieval city centres with plenty to see. The Tower of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren) is a well-known structure that dates back to the 15th century. The church that accompanied this tower was destroyed in 1787 by an explosion but the tower remains as one of the tallest church towers in the Netherlands and is 98 meters high.
Things to do in Amersfoort
A family friendly activity is the DierenPark Amersfoort which was first opened in 1948. This well-maintained zoo is a favourite among children as well as adults.
Amersfoort was also declared in 2007 to be one of Europe's greenest cities and there's no shortage of green areas. Randenbroek Park has a wide variety of trees, plants and animals to see. Alternatively, a trip to estates like Landgoed Schothorst will allow you to enjoy the historic architecture as well as the green surrounding gardens.
The City Gates are a fabulous sight and a walk around this area in the day is just as enjoyable as it is at night. This area really has a medieval feel to it and there are so many historic sites and museums nearby. A trip to Muurhuizen allows visitors to get a glimpse of some residential architecture while the Sint-Joriskerk church has a very prominent Gothic design both inside and out. This church has survived plenty over the years and holds many treasures for visitors to enjoy. The church organ is a magnificent sight as is the painting of Joris battling a dragon.
As with any other town or city in the Netherlands, you can be sure to find no shortage of restaurants, cafés and bars. Finding a place to rest your feet and enjoy a refreshment is never a chore and the locals are so keen on food that they even have a Culinary Museum! Learn all about the history of the traditional meals. This might even help you decide what to order later for lunch or dinner.
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