Amersfoort is a city that will absolutely surprise you and perfect for a city break. With its rich history, cozy streets and wide range of stores and museums, it is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. An overnight stay in Amersfoort means waking up to the sound of the bells of the Our Lieve Vrouwetoren, also known as the Lange Jan, inviting you to explore the city.
AMERSFOORT NAMED 'BEST CITY IN EUROPE'
Amersfoorters congratulations! We have been elected the best city in Europe! Of course we are super proud of this! The jury of the Academy of Urbanism praised the city for its unique heritage.
Visiting Amersfoort is absolutely not to be done without some activities. Make your visit unforgettable:
- Shopping: Amersfoort has a diverse range of stores. From shopping at the big chains to discovering small boutiques in cozy streets
- Restaurants: Eating out in Amersfoort is delicious! Go hysterical dining at Dolle Diva, Vietnamese at Ninh Bin or Culinary at Mei. Amersfoort has everything to offer, from pancake house for a day out with the kids or the most delicious pizza at our many fine Italian restaurants
- Museums: Culture enthusiasts can indulge in Amersfoort's various museums. The Mondrian House, KAdE and Museum Flehite are just the tip of the iceberg
- Architecture: Admire the historic buildings and monuments the city has to offer. The Koppelpoort, the Lieve Vrouwetoren and the Muurhuizen are real eye-catchers that you really should not miss
A good night's sleep is essential during a city break. Especially for all the things you want to tick off your bucket list. Amersfoort offers a variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to cozy B&Bs.
HOTEL VITA NOVATaking to the water
Do you love adventure and are looking for something unique? Then an overnight stay at the charming ship hotel Vita Nova is highly recommended.
LONG JOHN'S PUB & HOTELBeers & Beds
If you want to feel like a real local, this is the ideal place. With one step outside the door you are in the middle of the cozy city center.
THE COTTON PRINTING PLANT IN DE VOLMOLENHistoric lodging
Built in 1645, the Volmolen is the symbol of the city's centuries-long textile industry. This water mill was built on the city wall at the time and is attached to the 14th century Koppelpoort.
LODGING THE GAAPERSleeping in an old pharmacy
De Gaaper is located in a beautifully restored national monument in the middle of Amersfoort's historic city center.
AMRÂTH BERHOTEL AMERSFOORTUltimate enjoyment
Enjoy this hotel in a wonderfully peaceful setting yet close to city amenities.
MERCURE HOTELEnjoy the view
Right in the middle of the City Centre, between the medieval city center and the industrial railroad complex is the chic four-star Hotel Mercure.
Amersfoort Music City
City of boulders and city of music. Amersfoort is both: the Kei is on the Stadsring, music is everywhere. Sounds and harmonies, rhythms and melodies: wander through the historic center and you will hear them. Where do they come from? The answer follows naturally. Before you know it, the rousing sounds will take you away, bring a euphoric smile to your face and make you dance as only stone-age music can.
Are you ready to discover Amersfoort? Whether you come for a relaxing weekend getaway, a day of extensive shopping or a cultural exploration, this city will not disappoint. Book your overnight stay and experience for yourself what Amersfoort has to offer. See you soon in Amersfoort!
Visiting the city of Amersfoort is like finding yourself briefly in the Middle Ages. With the historic center of Amersfoort, you wander through ancient streets and beautiful old canals. The city center of Amersfoort offers you the perfect combination of buildings with history to structures with a modern look. Amersfoort lends itself perfectly to a day out or a weekend away. Go shopping in picturesque streets, visit The Amersfoort Zoo, discover history with the birthplace of Piet Mondrian or Kamp Amersfoort and end the day at one of the many top restaurants or bars.
Shopping in Amersfoort
Stores in Amersfoort we have plenty! In the center we have the big known brands to the beautiful boutiques in historic streets. So shopping in Amersfoort is for everyone. From shopping street the Langestraat with the famous big stores to the Krommestraat with unique boutiques for those nice rare finds.
Sightseeing in Amersfoort
Amersfoort has plenty to see! Climb the 346 steps of Lieve Vrouwetoren and look out over the city. Get out on the water and book a cruise through the canals with the Waterlijn or go out with a city guide and discover what most people don't see. We also have tourist attractions like The Amersfoort Zoo, the little train that lets you ride through the city or exploring the city by bike or electric scooter. For more information about the war, you can visit Kamp Amersfoort, the Cavalry Museum or National Military Museum Soesterberg.
Museums in Amersfoort
Visiting a museum in Amersfoort is definitely something you should do! How about the Mondrian House which is located in the birthplace of Piet Mondrian or Museum Flehite with changing exhibitions and art. We also have Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort with exhibitions that go in all sorts of directions. From modern to classical. Are you more into visual culture or photography then The Rietveld Pavilion is for you! The building was designed by Rietveld himself.
As a city, Amersfoort also has a military past. This is reflected in various museums such as Kamp Amersfoort, Cavalry Museum or the National Military Museum in Soesterberg on the outskirts of Amersfoort.