Guidebook for Amersfoort

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Guidebook for Amersfoort

Food Scene
This is a restaurant that has very nice food from all over the world, but also it looks nice in a trendy ethnic way, especially inside. For reservations call (+31) 33 - 47 02 302.
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Dara
5 Grote Koppel
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This is a restaurant that has very nice food from all over the world, but also it looks nice in a trendy ethnic way, especially inside. For reservations call (+31) 33 - 47 02 302.
This is a fun beach-bar/ world-restaurant/ coffee-place. If the sun shines, sit outside and put your bare feet in the sand. Enjoy the ethnic industrial interior when it rains. Info: (+33) 448 19 51.
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Zandfoort Aan De Eem
100 Eemlaan
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This is a fun beach-bar/ world-restaurant/ coffee-place. If the sun shines, sit outside and put your bare feet in the sand. Enjoy the ethnic industrial interior when it rains. Info: (+33) 448 19 51.
Have breakfast/lunch here, just at the city center. Great fresh bagels and juice, healthy smoothies, good coffee and a laid back vibe. About 17 min by foot. Info (+31) 33-4658888.
Bagels & Beans
33 Arnhemsestraat
Have breakfast/lunch here, just at the city center. Great fresh bagels and juice, healthy smoothies, good coffee and a laid back vibe. About 17 min by foot. Info (+31) 33-4658888.
A wellness/designshop/coffeebar mixstore where you can buy designer items, get a facial and enjoy good coffee/organic fresh pies/other foods. 10 min by foot. For opening hours call (+31) 6 23950235.
Blend&Blender
6 Hendrik van Viandenstraat
A wellness/designshop/coffeebar mixstore where you can buy designer items, get a facial and enjoy good coffee/organic fresh pies/other foods. 10 min by foot. For opening hours call (+31) 6 23950235.
If you are visiting the city center, have coffee/lunch here sometime. Great fresh foods and old books everywhere which are free to be taken and read while you enjoy your coffee. Info: (+31) 33 4656844
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Coffee Corazon
18 Krommestraat
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If you are visiting the city center, have coffee/lunch here sometime. Great fresh foods and old books everywhere which are free to be taken and read while you enjoy your coffee. Info: (+31) 33 4656844
This new place located on industrial terrain, has a very nicely designed unique interior and good food. For information call (0031) 88 - 000 15 95.
Soesterweg 320
320 Soesterweg
This new place located on industrial terrain, has a very nicely designed unique interior and good food. For information call (0031) 88 - 000 15 95.
A very nice restaurant located right on one of the platforms of the train station Amersfoort Centraal. Have lunch or dinner in between trains and travelers. For information call (0031) 31 6 5336 888.
Central
71 Stationsplein
A very nice restaurant located right on one of the platforms of the train station Amersfoort Centraal. Have lunch or dinner in between trains and travelers. For information call (0031) 31 6 5336 888.
A nice modern looking grand cafe in the middle of the city center, for late breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. For information call (0031) 33 462 7770
Hemels
63 Langestraat
A nice modern looking grand cafe in the middle of the city center, for late breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. For information call (0031) 33 462 7770
A very nice petite romantic restaurant, uniquely located right at the old city wall, with a small terrace at the canal. Go here if you can! Call for information and reservations (0031) 33 465 6690.
Restaurant de Monnikendam
2 Plantsoen Oost
A very nice petite romantic restaurant, uniquely located right at the old city wall, with a small terrace at the canal. Go here if you can! Call for information and reservations (0031) 33 465 6690.
One of the main squares in the center, with several bars, restaurants and cafe's. You can come here anytime for food or drinks. Weekly market on Fridays from 8 am - 1 pm & Saturdays from 9 am - 5 pm.
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Hof
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One of the main squares in the center, with several bars, restaurants and cafe's. You can come here anytime for food or drinks. Weekly market on Fridays from 8 am - 1 pm & Saturdays from 9 am - 5 pm.
A high tea shop that also provides workshops (decorating cupcakes and pies, making bonbons, macaroons and high tea tables). For information and booking call (0031) 33 - 8876715 or (0031) 6 1266 2618.
Theefeestje
73 Zuidsingel
A high tea shop that also provides workshops (decorating cupcakes and pies, making bonbons, macaroons and high tea tables). For information and booking call (0031) 33 - 8876715 or (0031) 6 1266 2618.
Have Dutch pancakes at a historical farm that dates from before 1900. Open Mo, Tu, Thu, Fri: from 5 pm - 8 pm. We, Sa, Sun: from 12 am - 8 pm. For information/reservations call (0031) 33 4801221.
In den Gloeiende Gerrit
15 Oude Kerklaan
Have Dutch pancakes at a historical farm that dates from before 1900. Open Mo, Tu, Thu, Fri: from 5 pm - 8 pm. We, Sa, Sun: from 12 am - 8 pm. For information/reservations call (0031) 33 4801221.
A recommended tapas restaurant with lot's of mosaic art and a warm ambiance. Sit upstairs if you get the chance! For information and reservations call (0031) 33-4328778.
Tapas restaurant Gaudi's
36 Hof
A recommended tapas restaurant with lot's of mosaic art and a warm ambiance. Sit upstairs if you get the chance! For information and reservations call (0031) 33-4328778.
A very nice Mexican restaurant in the city center with real Mexican vibes, music and food. For reservations and opening hours call (0031) 33 463 0155.
Popocatepetl Amersfoort
4 Lieve Vrouwestraat
A very nice Mexican restaurant in the city center with real Mexican vibes, music and food. For reservations and opening hours call (0031) 33 463 0155.
A nice Italian restaurant close to the old tower 'De Lieve Vrouw'. Good food, Italian wines, not too pricey. For information and reservations call (0031) 33 - 463 45 14.
Pizzeria Pompei
10 Langegracht
A nice Italian restaurant close to the old tower 'De Lieve Vrouw'. Good food, Italian wines, not too pricey. For information and reservations call (0031) 33 - 463 45 14.
Pancakes. This nostalgic small pancake house is located on a small square in the city center between other charming bars, cafes and restaurants. For information/reservations call (0031) 33 4621 777.
Pannekoekenhuys Den Potsenmaeker
6 Groenmarkt
Pancakes. This nostalgic small pancake house is located on a small square in the city center between other charming bars, cafes and restaurants. For information/reservations call (0031) 33 4621 777.
Lovely small place for freshly made breakfast, lunch or coffee with apple pie or home made baklava. 5-10 minutes by foot, at the edge of the city center. Free WIFI. For info call (0031) 33 - 880 17 63
The Corner House
44 Kamp
Lovely small place for freshly made breakfast, lunch or coffee with apple pie or home made baklava. 5-10 minutes by foot, at the edge of the city center. Free WIFI. For info call (0031) 33 - 880 17 63
Guided tours through the city including lunch/high tea. Or visit them for homemade pastries, freshly made breakfast/lunch, high tea, organic coffee & Parisian tea. For info call (0031) 33-7539504.
Queens Vintage Bakery Café & City Hotel
13 Groenmarkt
Guided tours through the city including lunch/high tea. Or visit them for homemade pastries, freshly made breakfast/lunch, high tea, organic coffee & Parisian tea. For info call (0031) 33-7539504.
Fresh & healthy take out food at PUUR! 10 minutes by foot from the apartment. Open daily until 19:00 and on Thursdays until 21:00. For information/the menu call the owner Mark (0031) 6 420 11 575.
Kamp 48
48 Kamp
Fresh & healthy take out food at PUUR! 10 minutes by foot from the apartment. Open daily until 19:00 and on Thursdays until 21:00. For information/the menu call the owner Mark (0031) 6 420 11 575.
A trendy restaurant with wood ovens in the middle of the room. www.hoogvuur.nl / (+31) 33 203 7000
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Hoog Vuur
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A trendy restaurant with wood ovens in the middle of the room. www.hoogvuur.nl / (+31) 33 203 7000
Arts & Culture
This is a very nice, modern and spacious art gallery! Visit the website to check their agenda http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/index.php?
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Kunsthal KAdE
77 Eemplein
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This is a very nice, modern and spacious art gallery! Visit the website to check their agenda http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/index.php?
A zoo in a nice foresty environment. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. 5 minutes from the Amersfoort Central train station by bus (bus 70, direction Hilversum). For information call (+31) 33-4227100.
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DierenPark Amersfoort
224 Barchman Wuytierslaan
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A zoo in a nice foresty environment. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. 5 minutes from the Amersfoort Central train station by bus (bus 70, direction Hilversum). For information call (+31) 33-4227100.
The best movie theater in town. To see the agenda to go http://www.pathe.nl/english/agenda/amersfoort
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Pathé Amersfoort
2 Eemlaan
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The best movie theater in town. To see the agenda to go http://www.pathe.nl/english/agenda/amersfoort
Arthouse movie theater and cafe, right across from the old city tower. For information call (0031) 33 422 65 55.
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Theater Film Cafe De Lieve Vrouw
13 Lieve Vrouwestraat
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Arthouse movie theater and cafe, right across from the old city tower. For information call (0031) 33 422 65 55.
Bowling, space-golfing, super-jumping and laser-gaming. This activity center provides all for a fun day/night out. For information and booking call (0031) 33 4951 831.
Monkey Town Amersfoort
45 Amsterdamseweg
Bowling, space-golfing, super-jumping and laser-gaming. This activity center provides all for a fun day/night out. For information and booking call (0031) 33 4951 831.
This is kind of the 2nd choice movie theater since the new Pathe theater came in town. This one is a bit cheaper and a bit closer to the apartment. Check the schedule on www.jt.nl/bioscopen/amersfoort
Vue Amersfoort
38 Snouckaertlaan
This is kind of the 2nd choice movie theater since the new Pathe theater came in town. This one is a bit cheaper and a bit closer to the apartment. Check the schedule on www.jt.nl/bioscopen/amersfoort
Everything Else
If you feel like going for a swim, there is an indoor pool close to the apartment (10 minutes by foot). Call for opening hours (+31) 33-4634214.
Sportfondsenbad Amersfoort
175 Bisschopsweg
If you feel like going for a swim, there is an indoor pool close to the apartment (10 minutes by foot). Call for opening hours (+31) 33-4634214.
Chill in the park! It is not very big, but it is the nicest and biggest park in the area of my house. About 10 minutes by foot. For walks/runs/pick-nicks. The hard surfaced path is lit up at night.
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Huis Randenbroek
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Chill in the park! It is not very big, but it is the nicest and biggest park in the area of my house. About 10 minutes by foot. For walks/runs/pick-nicks. The hard surfaced path is lit up at night.
This is the spot of the closest mailbox, about 100 meters away from the apartment.
Willem van Otterloostraat 68
68 Willem van Otterloostraat
This is the spot of the closest mailbox, about 100 meters away from the apartment.
Canopy trailing, BMX pumptracking, archery, climbing in the dark... feeling adventurous? For information and reservations call (0031) 33 - 888 1777.
Out in Action adventure park XL adventures
232 Barchman Wuytierslaan
Canopy trailing, BMX pumptracking, archery, climbing in the dark... feeling adventurous? For information and reservations call (0031) 33 - 888 1777.
Doctors practice. For information or for an appointment call the doctors assistant (0031) 33 254 26 54 or (0031) 33 - 254 26 55. If you need a doctor outside of office hours call (0031) 900 3311233.
Paramedisch Centrum Vondelplein
4 Vondelplein
Doctors practice. For information or for an appointment call the doctors assistant (0031) 33 254 26 54 or (0031) 33 - 254 26 55. If you need a doctor outside of office hours call (0031) 900 3311233.
Dentist. Call (0031) 33-74 10 100 for an appointment. For can emergency appointment outside of office hours call (0031) 900 1515.
Clinic for Dentistry Amersfoort
78 Utrechtseweg
Dentist. Call (0031) 33-74 10 100 for an appointment. For can emergency appointment outside of office hours call (0031) 900 1515.
A small public square behind the old church 'Stint Joris-kerk' with restaurants, terraces and a weekly fish market on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Groenmarkt
A small public square behind the old church 'Stint Joris-kerk' with restaurants, terraces and a weekly fish market on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Open air swimming pool in a beautiful woody area. Open from April through August, longer if the weather is nice. Closed when the weather is bad/cold. For information call (0031) 33-8881777.
Bosbad Amersfoort
232 Barchman Wuytierslaan
Open air swimming pool in a beautiful woody area. Open from April through August, longer if the weather is nice. Closed when the weather is bad/cold. For information call (0031) 33-8881777.
Take a ski- or snowboard-lesson on a high tech revolving indoor slope with soft white fake grass. For information call (0031) 33- 472 5530.
Ski-Fun - Indoor Ski- en Snowboard Centrum in Amersfoort
13 De Stuwdam
Take a ski- or snowboard-lesson on a high tech revolving indoor slope with soft white fake grass. For information call (0031) 33- 472 5530.
A hip salon in the city center, for waxing ladies & gentlemen. The pricelist: www.thewaxbar.nl/thewaxbar_menu.html (payment only by debit/creditcard). For appointments call (0031) 33 7521797.
The Wax Bar Amersfoort
13 Grote Sint Jansstraat
A hip salon in the city center, for waxing ladies & gentlemen. The pricelist: www.thewaxbar.nl/thewaxbar_menu.html (payment only by debit/creditcard). For appointments call (0031) 33 7521797.
THE NEAREST BUS-STOPS are in front of this building. Coming from the apartment, the buses on your side of the road go to the city center and the central station. The bus-stops' name = Boreelstraat.
de Alliantie regio Amersfoort
60 Heiligenbergerweg
THE NEAREST BUS-STOPS are in front of this building. Coming from the apartment, the buses on your side of the road go to the city center and the central station. The bus-stops' name = Boreelstraat.
Hospital. For information or appointments call (0031) 33 - 850 5050. FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 112.
Meander Medical Center
Hospital. For information or appointments call (0031) 33 - 850 5050. FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 112.
Shopping
The center! Sightseeing, shops, terraces, restaurants, bars, cafe's, the city park & charming alley's. 20 min by foot/5 min by bus. More about activities in Amersfoort: www.visitamersfoort.com/english
Centrum
The center! Sightseeing, shops, terraces, restaurants, bars, cafe's, the city park & charming alley's. 20 min by foot/5 min by bus. More about activities in Amersfoort: www.visitamersfoort.com/english
A new plaza with some shops, a library, a movie theater and a weekly farmers market on Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm.
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Eemplein
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A new plaza with some shops, a library, a movie theater and a weekly farmers market on Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm.
This shop has beautiful and cool gifts and (interior) accessories from around the world, including many handmade articles. Tu-Fri from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday to 9 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Hadaya
4 Achter het Oude Stadhuis
This shop has beautiful and cool gifts and (interior) accessories from around the world, including many handmade articles. Tu-Fri from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday to 9 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
An amazing Dutch store with all kinds of homey/kitchen accessories and more. Great for buying gifts (organic tea, coffee, spices & soaps, silverware, candles, etc.). For info call (0031) 33 461 25 88.
Dille & Kamille - Amersfoort
36 Krommestraat
An amazing Dutch store with all kinds of homey/kitchen accessories and more. Great for buying gifts (organic tea, coffee, spices & soaps, silverware, candles, etc.). For info call (0031) 33 461 25 88.
A spiritual shop where I get my incense (good stuff, no chemicals). Also: yoga accessories, greeting cards, books, gems & more. Weekly mindfulness/yoga nights & workshops. For info (0031) 33-445009.
Tara Buddha Store
16 Krommestraat
A spiritual shop where I get my incense (good stuff, no chemicals). Also: yoga accessories, greeting cards, books, gems & more. Weekly mindfulness/yoga nights & workshops. For info (0031) 33-445009.
A small but nice shopping square in the city center. On of the entrances of the Dutch warehouse V&D is on this square. If you like loud music in stores, step into clothing store The Sting.
Sint Jorisplein
A small but nice shopping square in the city center. On of the entrances of the Dutch warehouse V&D is on this square. If you like loud music in stores, step into clothing store The Sting.
Don't skip this charming side street in the city center, full of independent authentic shops like Tara Boeddha (mentioned in this guide). There are also some very nice small cafes and restaurants.
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Krommestraat
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Don't skip this charming side street in the city center, full of independent authentic shops like Tara Boeddha (mentioned in this guide). There are also some very nice small cafes and restaurants.
Fastest way into the city center by foot. Walk from the bull statue over De Kamp, a street with a versatile range of shops. At the end of The Kamp, go straight ahead to continue going into the center.
Amersfoort, Kamp/De Stier
Fastest way into the city center by foot. Walk from the bull statue over De Kamp, a street with a versatile range of shops. At the end of The Kamp, go straight ahead to continue going into the center.
A unique concept store at walking distance from the apartment. Cooking-studio, lunchroom, interior-shop & art-gallery. For cooking workshops, private dinners and opening hours call (0031) 6 51194164.
't Singelhuys
67 Zuidsingel
A unique concept store at walking distance from the apartment. Cooking-studio, lunchroom, interior-shop & art-gallery. For cooking workshops, private dinners and opening hours call (0031) 6 51194164.
On the off chance you are looking for a custom made bike, visit this place! Very nice people, young and trendy company. www.fixiebrothers.nl / 06-12475690
FixieBrothers B.V.
4 Oude Fabriekstraat
On the off chance you are looking for a custom made bike, visit this place! Very nice people, young and trendy company. www.fixiebrothers.nl / 06-12475690
Sightseeing
Hidden in the city center, there is this small charming old street you should walk through sometime (unless you don't like small charming old streets).
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Muurhuizen
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Hidden in the city center, there is this small charming old street you should walk through sometime (unless you don't like small charming old streets).
A special piece of nature between Amersfoort and Soest. It is a beautiful forest that weirdly enough includes a big plain with sand dunes in the middle.
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Soesterduinen
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A special piece of nature between Amersfoort and Soest. It is a beautiful forest that weirdly enough includes a big plain with sand dunes in the middle.
A public square at the old tower with restaurants, terraces and a weekly flower market on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Lieve Vrouwekerkhof
A public square at the old tower with restaurants, terraces and a weekly flower market on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Take a tour through and around the city on an electric tri-cycle. For information and bookings call (0031) 33-7508721.
MyTrik
181 Stadsring
Take a tour through and around the city on an electric tri-cycle. For information and bookings call (0031) 33-7508721.
Take a boat tour through the old canals of Amersfoort. This is a unique way to experience the city center. Open from May through October. For information and booking call (0031) 33 - 465 4636.
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Stichting Waterlijn
5 Krommestraat
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Take a boat tour through the old canals of Amersfoort. This is a unique way to experience the city center. Open from May through October. For information and booking call (0031) 33 - 465 4636.
A historical site: the old land- & watergate of Amersfoort, built around the 1400's. Combine it with 1 of the other recommendations closeby/ a walk through the citypark. It is most beautiful at night.
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Koppelpoort
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A historical site: the old land- & watergate of Amersfoort, built around the 1400's. Combine it with 1 of the other recommendations closeby/ a walk through the citypark. It is most beautiful at night.
Not really a 'fun' activity, but if you are interested in history or WW2 you should pay this site -just outside of Amersfoort- a visit. For opening hours check www.kampamersfoort.nl/p/openingstijden
Foundation National Monument Kamp Amersfoort
19 Loes van Overeemlaan
Not really a 'fun' activity, but if you are interested in history or WW2 you should pay this site -just outside of Amersfoort- a visit. For opening hours check www.kampamersfoort.nl/p/openingstijden
City park, located around the old city center. From the apartment this is the closest part to enter the park for a walk around or when you want to walk into the city center.
Plantsoen Oost
City park, located around the old city center. From the apartment this is the closest part to enter the park for a walk around or when you want to walk into the city center.
Essentials
Closest place for groceries! This small shopping center has a supermarket (Albert Heijn, very Dutch), drugstore, hairdresser, pharmacy, restaurant, bakery, butcher shop, snack-bar, post office, etc.
Euterpeplein
Closest place for groceries! This small shopping center has a supermarket (Albert Heijn, very Dutch), drugstore, hairdresser, pharmacy, restaurant, bakery, butcher shop, snack-bar, post office, etc.
Good old MacDonalds. Recommended only if you are in the city center and need FREE WIFI ;)
McDonald's
40 Utrechtsestraat
Good old MacDonalds. Recommended only if you are in the city center and need FREE WIFI ;)
Natural and organic grocery shop not far from the city center (5-20 minutes, depending where you are in the city center). Open daily from 8 am - 7 pm, on Saturdays from 8 am - 6 pm, closed on Sundays.
Nieuw Mos
27 Leusderweg
Natural and organic grocery shop not far from the city center (5-20 minutes, depending where you are in the city center). Open daily from 8 am - 7 pm, on Saturdays from 8 am - 6 pm, closed on Sundays.
Drinks & Nightlife
They do not only sell pot in Amsterdam ;) If you are up for it, visit this small coffee-shop at the city center and have a smoke. Don't forget your ID! Info: (+31) 33 461 2756
Coffeeshop Horizon
55 Achter de Arnhemse Poortwal
They do not only sell pot in Amsterdam ;) If you are up for it, visit this small coffee-shop at the city center and have a smoke. Don't forget your ID! Info: (+31) 33 461 2756
Laid-back cafe in the city center for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and salsa dancing on Monday nights from 9:30 pm. Good food, low prices, young staff. For information call (0031) 33 461 3499.
Grand Café Vyssotski
17 Lieve Vrouwestraat
Laid-back cafe in the city center for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and salsa dancing on Monday nights from 9:30 pm. Good food, low prices, young staff. For information call (0031) 33 461 3499.
A authentic brewery near the famous Koppelpoort. Enjoy various beers from Amersfoort, international wines or take a tour through the brewery. For info call (0031) 33 465 65 75 or (0031) 6 52 43 37 75.
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Stadsbrouwerij The Three Rings
18 Kleine Spui
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A authentic brewery near the famous Koppelpoort. Enjoy various beers from Amersfoort, international wines or take a tour through the brewery. For info call (0031) 33 465 65 75 or (0031) 6 52 43 37 75.
Live music cafe on one of the main squares in the city center (Het Hof). Check their calender on www.milesamersfoort.nl.
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Café Miles
25 Hof
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Live music cafe on one of the main squares in the city center (Het Hof). Check their calender on www.milesamersfoort.nl.