koppelpoort entry point of Amersfoort

The most beautiful part of the old city wall is the famous Koppelpoort from 1400. It is a combined gate for land and water access. The water flows from the city to the Eem river. Especially the towers and the passage are beautiful. Other gates are Het Monnikendam, a water gate from the 15th century, and the Plompetoren or Dieventoren.
Amersfoort is the only city in the Netherlands with double city walls. The oldest and inner city wall, dates back to the 13th century. A second city wall was added in the 14th century. Within the two canal rings, many historical monuments and picturesque corners from the past can be admired.
The Muurhuizen, or Wall Houses, were built after the second city wall was completed in 1450 and the first city wall was not demolished. The innermost of the two city canals was filled in and residential and warehouse buildings were built against the old wall.
Plein de Hof and the St. Joriskerk, which is a Gothic church with three naves, built between 1492 and 1534. Many beautiful facades are to be seen on the square.
One of the most beautiful towers in the Netherlands is the 100 m high Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren or the Lange Jan. It can be climbed for a panoramic view of the city and region.
In Museum Flehite, located in the middle of the historic city center, there are exhibitions about art and history of Amersfoort. An extensive collection, maps, art and utensils, atlases are on display.
The city is nicknamed the boulder city and their inhabitants are boulder tractors. Boulders from different countries lie along the Stadsring.

Best in combination with Flevoland, Vecht and Amstel river tours or countryside tour.

Highlights of Amersfoort.