Amersfoort was originally a medieval city located to the east of Amsterdam and Utrecht. It is now a municipality and the second largest city on the Utrecht province of central Netherlands. The city is expanding, but takes care to preserve the heritage of its medieval centre. This centre is full of historic buildings and streets, and there is an accessible forest to the west and south.
Amersfoort is a main location for several international companies including DHV - consultants and engineers, Golden Tulip Hospitality Group - international hotel chain, Nutreco - animal feed and human foodstuffs, Yokogawa - an electrical engineering and software company. This community is also home to a number of non-profit associations and foundations including KNLTB - the Dutch national lawn-tennis association. Amersfoort offer many options for office space in the city and surrounding area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Popular attractions in Amersfoort include the Amersfoort Zoo. This zoo has a Dinosaur Forest where you will encounter life like dinosaurs while in the Rijk der Reuzen (The Land of the Giants), you can stand nose to trunk with elephants. Dining options include Mexican at Marimba, or the Mayflower English Tea Room serving sandwiches, home-made cakes and scones, real Cornish Clotted Cream, and a selection of teas and coffees.
The nearest major airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This airport is 66 km (41 miles) from the centre of Amersfoort, Netherlands. Another major airport in the area is Rotterdam The Hague Airport, which is 82 km (50 miles) from the city of Amersfoort. Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH) is also in the area at 106 km (65 miles) from Amersfoort, Netherlands. You can ride a bicycle from Amsterdam to Amersfoort in about 4 hours. Utrecht to Amersfoort takes about 90 minutes. The long-distance cycle route LF9, from Breda in the south, to the German border at Nieuweschans, at passes through Amersfoort. At the Central Train Station and various other locations in and around the city centre you can rent (electric) bicycles which you may then park for free at one of the many cycle racks in the city centre. Combined with the Eemlijn Fietsboot this can be a perfect day out. Alternatively, you can rent a scooter from the Tourist Bureau Amersfoort, where they also have information on scooter routes.