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Amersfoort
Travel Guide

Stroll along canals past beautifully restored medieval buildings and discover world-class modern art in this attractive, cultured town.

Having made its fortune trading in beer, wool and tobacco during the 16th century, Amersfoort has become a superb cultural detour for visitors from Utrecht and Amsterdam. The old city is a maze of Gothic architecture spread around a network of serene canals. Look around and you will find great cafés and restaurants, a range of exciting museums and one of the country’s best zoos.

Learn about the area’s history with a visit to the Museum Flehite, set at the junction of canals. Access requires crossing a bridge. Three medieval houses display 750 years of history through rare artifacts and works of art. View an intricate scale model of what the city looked like in 1671 and enjoy an exhibit that investigates the development of industry in the city.

A short walk southeast will lead you to the Mondriaanhuis. The birthplace of the artist Piet Mondrian, the building now has displays that honor his life and work. See colorful prints, intriguing reproductions and several originals.

Just minutes from the two museums stands the imposing Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren. This sinister-looking 15th-century Gothic tower is all that remains of the church that once stood here. The rest was destroyed in a gunpowder explosion in 1787. Climb the 346 stairs to the top for wonderful city views. Amersfoort has an operational church; find it right in the heart of the city. The 16th-century Gothic Sint Joriskerk features a huge organ and painting of St. George battling a dragon.

Hop on a bike and make the short cycle to Amersfoort Zoo (Dieren Park Amersfoort) on the outskirts of the city. Admire exquisitely recreated dinosaurs and explore the land of giants where you can get close to real elephants and giraffes.

Reach Amersfoort from Amsterdam or Utrecht in under an hour by either train or bus. Once you have arrived, the best way to get around this relatively small city is by bike.

Where to stay in Amersfoort

Top Hotels in Amersfoort

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Amersfoort
Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Amersfoort
4 out of 5
Stichtse Rotonde 11, Amersfoort
The price is $78 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Zon en Schild, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amersfoort Concentration Camp and Hoge Klei Golfclub. Amersfoort Animal Park and Thermen ...

4.1/5Very Good! (174 reviews)

"Nice location. Nice touch for dog owners bringing their dog there. Food was nice. Noisy fan on bathroom and carpets were in need of renewal"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Amersfoort
Mercure City Amersfoort Centre Hotel
Mercure City Amersfoort Centre Hotel
4 out of 5
De Nieuwe Poort, Amersfoort
The price is $110 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Located in the heart of Amersfoort, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kade Museum and Museums Flehite. Mannenzaal St Peters and Block Lands Hospital and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (540 reviews)
Great hotel and fantastic staff

"Great hotel, friendly and helpful staff. I was well looked after here 🙂⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Mercure City Amersfoort Centre Hotel
Van Der Valk Hotel Amersfoort A1
Van Der Valk Hotel Amersfoort A1
4 out of 5
Ruimtevaart 22, Amersfoort
The price is $102 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Oude Haven and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Theater De Flint. Marienhof Culinary Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (209 reviews)
Ideal for business trips

"I always stay here for my business trips. Comfortable, quiet and clean. Ideal for business trips. Restaurant is highly recommended too."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

Van Der Valk Hotel Amersfoort A1
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Amersfoort

B&B Vita Nova
B&B Vita Nova
3 out of 5
Kleine Koppel 11, Amersfoort
The price is $98 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in the heart of Amersfoort, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Kade Museum, Museums Flehite, and Oude Haven. Hof and St. George's Church are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Schöne, besondere Unterkunft auf einem Binnenschiff

"Die zentral gelegen Unterkunft auf dem Binnenschiff war sehr gut. Saubere, frisch renovierte Zimmer. Die Zimmer sind allerdings recht klein, ohne Platz für einen Schrank. Es gibt einen Aufenthaltsraum, der im Bootsstyle belassen wurde. Man kann auf Wunsch ein leckeres Frühstück bekommen oder man ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

B&B Vita Nova
Comfortable Loft / Tiny House
Comfortable Loft / Tiny House
Amersfoort, Utrecht
The price is $79 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in the heart of Amersfoort, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oude Haven, Theater De Flint, and Hof. Museums Flehite and The Tower of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Quiet Oasis to experience true Dutch culture!

"We loved our stay in Amersfoort! Jorgo and Maaike's clean, quiet apartment was a unique and delightful way to experience a part of the Netherlands that's out of the hustle bustle of the big cities. We were able to bike into the city center of Amersfoort with the bikes provided, and that was a really ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Comfortable Loft / Tiny House
Green Garden House nearby historic centre of Amersfoort
Green Garden House nearby historic centre of Amersfoort
Amersfoort, Utrecht

This family-friendly Amersfoort vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Muurhuizen, The Mondriaan House, and Theater De Flint. St. George's Church and Hof ...

4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
disappointing

"A neglected garden with fruit rotting on the ground and trees. Poor reading lights in the sitting room. no proper TV. only nex flics or you tube. Even then the TV is only in the bedroom. Very limited sitting space or counter for preparing food.the young man who met us there had no idea of what to ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Green Garden House nearby historic centre of Amersfoort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Amersfoort

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J

Jun 3, 2020

Quaint little town, about an hour away from Amsterdam. No nightlife available, everything closes by 5pm (hard to find dinner when I arrived by 8pm). Just be careful of cyclists, they're everywhere with the right of way.

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Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Nice place

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Apr 26, 2019

Amersfoort is an ideal small city, offering a variety of things to see and do.

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 25, 2019

Very nice and quite area.

4/5 - Good

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Jan 3, 2019

Very nice

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Fredy

Sep 4, 2018

Tours around historic places are very detailed and informative, given by volunteer docents and guides. Admission fees are small, also for the canal tours, and are used to maintain the historic facilities Good maps available, all kinds of sh

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