A weekend in Amersfoort and the province of Utrecht opens the door to a picturesque environment: canals, vaulted caves, ramparts and a fortified bridge on the Eem River alone will enchant you. Visit the University Museum, which houses anatomical parts, surgical instruments and taxidermy specimens. Some of the instruments exhibited date back to the 15th century. If you’re interested in Dutch railroad history, head to the Railroad Museum where tramways, locomotives and cars are stored. For a two-day lovers’ holiday, leave the beaten path and opt for a romantic cruise.
Go to the market held on Fridays and Saturdays, on Hof Square in Amersfoort. This is the perfect place to soak up a typical Dutch atmosphere. Enjoy the specialties in a local restaurant. Admire the façades of the old houses lining the square and not far from Eglise Saint-Georges. A week-long stay will give you lots of time to explore nearby cities, such as Zeist, Woerden, Culemborg, Loenen, Breukelen and Gorinchem. Why not spend some of your trip to visit Amsterdam and stay at the Campanile hotel in the city?
The Netherlands is a family-friendly destination. Discover Amersfoortse Kei, the glacial boulder, first buried by locals and then unearthed in 1903. Enjoy a great day exploring by bike. The country is especially suited for bicycle riding. After all, it’s a symbol of the Netherlands. You can also rent canoes to discover Amersfoort in a different way. And, to surprise young and old alike, a tour of the Amersfoort Zoological Park must be on your agenda. There you’ll find more than 1,500 animals, a zoological museum and, more surprising still, the dinosaur forest.