Amersfoort is, to its annual 1.2 million visitors, one of the biggest surprises of The Netherlands. The medieval city with its many monuments breathes a rich history whilst at the same time bursting with modern life. It has a fantastic shopping area and excellent restaurants along with many terraces and bars to enjoy. There are plenty of recreational opportunities for all ages, from a visit to the zoo to a boat trip on the canals and lakes. Not to mention the beautiful scenery surrounding Amersfoort, where you can walk, sail, cycle or just relax. There are also many events and festivals providing highlights throughout the seasons.