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A wonderfully kept innercity

Strawling along the old canals, watching the remainders of the citywalls and being amazed at the gates. Seeing the monumental buildings and the large churchtower mirror in the silent water. Roaming through little alleys and being surprised at the little strange shops you find here. Yes, Amersfoort is a town full of wonders. So, let me show you little around through this old Dutch fortress.

A great stop for along the way

Though Amersfoort is definately worth a closer look, it can also be admired with a quite good impression in a couple of hours walking through the old innertown. Here is the beauty and is the atmosphere that make Amersfoort the intresting place it is. Find a parkingspot, leave the car and start getting around going by the little alleys and from canal to canal.

Some data from Amersfoort

Amersfoort counts around 130.000 inhabitants and is the second twon within the small province of Utrecht. Already in 1259 the town got it's cityrights and in the century before that it started builing it's fortifications among the citywall. Within the two canal rings, the now-a-days city centre, there is a treasure of monumental houses and other buildings of which some original gates, parts of the citywall and the great Our Dear Ladies churchtower.

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  • Nathalie_B's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2005 at 12:45 PM

    Wonderful page, Paultje!! We will be there in 3 weeks. Nice to know that there is a brewery in Amersfoort :)

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 11:13 PM

    Excellent presentation of a very charming town!! I'd love to see it someday!!!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 2:28 PM

    Excellent page! I love such destinations - lovely towns with a lot of beautiful old architecture - no wonder, the atmosphere there is great! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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