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Unique Features of Amersfoort

Amersfoort has its origin in a small settlement at a ford of the river Eem, or Amer. Being in the geographical centre of the Netherlands it became an important commercial hub and in 1259 received cityrights.

As a thriving Hanze city Amersfoort built city walls for protection. Later, the remains of those walls were incorporated in the houses that were built in its stead. These 'Muurhuizen' are still in use and are probably unique in termes of urban development.

Another unique house in Amersfoort is the 'Mannenzaal'. Here you can still see how people lived in an earlier time. It comprices of a large hall where men had small niches to sleep, sit and eat in. They received board and lodging and lived by the rules of the guesthouse in exchange for giving up all of their belongings on admission.

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  • Jul 31, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    What a great place! I return here time after time. What a shame the opening times are so short.

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    Mar 20, 2007 at 7:10 AM

    hi...nice pics...specially the beer...mmmm...

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    Feb 14, 2007 at 4:50 AM

    nice looking euro town ,i like the distinct style

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 12:55 PM

    You are really good photographer. Thanks for beautiful views of your town. We hope to visit it some time. Greetings from Kragujevac, Serbia. I&V

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2006 at 6:26 AM

    Nope, never heard of it either, but what a nice little town. Thanks for your nice comment on my Amsterdam page. At least someone recognises talent ;-))

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 2:40 PM

    I clicked on this page...cos I've never heard of it! But it looks great! Loved your tips...a pint of 'Three Rings' please;) Happy travels, Blu

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2005 at 10:29 PM

    Sounds like the forerunner of a kibbutz!

  • May 12, 2005 at 8:56 AM

    amersfoort... not so boring after all... excellent page!!

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    May 8, 2005 at 9:09 AM

    interesting page and nice pics. guess i have to put amersfoort on my to-do-list!

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 10:03 AM

    lovely little amersfoort page, visited often but mostly for shopping ;) ...

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