Amersfoort ZooAmersfoort Zoo is the nicest zoo in the Netherlands. You can see the animals close-up and in some cases even touch them. In the Dino Bos (Dinosaur Forest) you will encounter real dinosaurs while in the Rijk der Reuzen (The Land of the Giants) you can stand nose to trunk with elephants.
Barchman Wuytierslaan 224
Telephone: +31 (0)33 – 422 71 00
Onze Lieve VrouwetorenDo you dare to take on the climb? With its 98 meter high tower the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren is one of the highest towers in the Netherlands. There are regular tours during the summer months where you can discover everything about the history and legends surrounding the tower. The climb will reward you with an amazing view.
You can hire a boat or join one of the tours on the canals, waterways and rivers of Amersfoort.
Telephone: +31 (0)33 – 465 4636
The Eemlijn Fietsboot, a boat catering for cyclists, departs from the Eem harbour to either Spakenburg or Huizen. Location of boarding the bicycle boat is in the recreational harbour. See Google Maps for the exact location. The Fietsboot operates in conjunction with www.fietsen.123.nl where you can find additional cycle routes.
Enjoy a surprising city walk hosted by experienced city tour guides of the guild of Amersfoort.
Telephone: +31 (0)33 – 472 22 36
Sailing on a launch
Take an idyllic trip through the river Eem or to the lake Eemmeer or charter a launch and explore the waterways.
You will find the launch at the jetty on the Grote Koppel in front of number 5.
Telephone: +31 (0)33 – 462 44 82
This open-air swimming pool is open from May until September. Enjoy a swim in the forest along with the play islands, slides and diving board. Do not miss the spectacular Canopy Trail while you are there.
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Telephone: +31 (0)33 – 461 86 18
Henschotermeer is a recreational lake you can enjoy swimming along a fantastic white sand beach together with both walking and cycling routes in the surrounding area.
Take a day trip to Spakenburg. This historic fishing village is surrounded by a unique combination of lakes and harbours. In Spakenburg some people still wear the costumes from the past. Also you can see what an old fishing village looked like at the local museum.
Actors reenact professions and people from the rich history of Amersfoort, letting you experience times gone by. They have two locations:
- Burgerweeshuis: the Burgerweeshuis is a former orphanage dating from the 17th century and comes to life in July and August.
Zuidersingel 25 (next to the Mariënhof)
- Mannenzaal: the Mannenzaal is a nursing home dating back to the 16th century. During the months of July and August actors take you back in time.
Westsingel 47 (opposite the Museum Flehite)
Historic Sundays: on Sundays in June, July, August and September you can encounter living history in the city centre.
The Sk8Park Vathorst in Amersfoort is the largest skate park in Europe. You can try inline skating, skate boarding and ride a BMX bike.
Valutaboulevard, opposite IKEA