We will begin at the cities medieval gate, The Koppelpoort. Here guests will learn about the city's history from the Ice Age to the 1600's. Here guests will also learn about different industries and how they played a role in the creation of the city as well as the big names that got the city rolling. From there we will walk through the city to at least 11 other landmarks and spots where images and stories will be shared to give the guests an immersive experience in the timeline of Amersfoort. Many of the stops will consist of various stories and facts that reveal specific moments in the cities development such as the transition from a fishing village to an outpost, plague epidemics, The Golden Age, civil war, and modernization. *Tours including beer tastings of local breweries are available Wednesday-Friday. If you'd like a beer tasting on Saturday or Sunday please reserve the last tour of the day. This is a separate charge that the guest will be responsible for paying at the bar. Feel free to contact me for prices. *
I'm a professional artist/teacher of fine arts and a local to the Amersfoort area. I'm originally from the U.S. and have a deep appreciation and interest for Amersfoort's culture and history. I've lived nearby for 10 years and in that time have collected facts and stories and have conducted independent research to construct a unique tour of the medieval center so that guests walk away with a rich experience and understanding of this great city and surrounding area.
Bottle of water
We'll start at the medieval Koppelpoort, one of the oldest monuments in the city. From here we will walk along the many canals to learn how beer, tobacco, and textiles played a huge role in the development of Amersfoort. We'll visit The Hof to learn about the origins of the city as well as The Lieve Vrouwen Plein to learn of the Miracle of Amersfoort. Concluding with the Amersfoortse Kei, and the ruins of the city wall.
The Koppelpoort is a 15 minute walk from the Amersfoort train station. If arriving by bus, get off at the Amersfoort Stadhuis bus stop and cross the park next to the bus stop. The Koppelpoort will be at the end of the path. If arriving by car, park at the Eemplein parking behind the Pathe.
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