Weekly Postcard: Amersfoort Koppelpoort

Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.

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Weekly Postcard: The Koppelpoort in Amersfoort.

The Koppelpoort is one of the old city gates of Amersfoort. The gate originates in the late 14th century. Amersfoort is the 15th biggest city in The Netherlands. In 2009 it celebrated its 750th anniversary.

How to get there

Being very close to Utrecht, the best way is to reach it by train from there. It takes only 15 minutes and costs 2.70 – 4.50 EUR. From Amsterdam it takes just over 30 minutes and costs 5.10 – 8.50 EUR. Trains ride several times per hour.

If you travel by car, remember that parking in a city center is very expensive in The Netherlands and there might not be any spaces available.

What to do

Wander around and do some shopping. The city is not that big and there are no real world class museums. You can see some national monuments like the Koppelpoort, the Tower of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren), the Wall houses (Muurhuizen), the canals and Saint Georges’ Church (Sint-Joriskerk).

-Irina

No rights can be derived from this post. I did my utmost best to ensure that prices and times are correct, yet errors happen and prices change.

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The Koppelpoort from another angle.

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