Our hometown Amersfoort is about 45mins east of Amsterdam, in the central part of the Netherlands. We live in the northern section of town, a 25 min bus ride (lines 3 and 7 stop two blocks away), and 7.5kms from the city center.
It can be reached by planes, trains, automobiles:
By plane (in order of practicality):
- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is one of Europe’s major hubs, and is a 45 minutes train ride away.
- Eindhoven Airport is served from some 75 mostly European destinations, and is a 1hr car ride, and 1h40 public transport ride from us.
- Rotterdam Airport is well served from some 40 destinations, such as London, at 1hr by car, or 90 minutes by public transport.
Amersfoort is a major train connection hub for the main west-east and south-north lines.
- Intercity connections every 15 to 30 minutes from all major cities in the Netherlands, including a direct service from Schiphol airport (45mins)
- Two-hourly connections from Berlin (6 hrs) / Hannover (3,5hrs) in Germany
- Of the four biggest cities in the Netherlands, Rotterdam and The Hague are 60mins by train, Amsterdam 45mins, Utrecht 15 mins.
See Dutch railplanner, and the German railplanner, both in English. A taxi from the main railway station to our place is about 25 Euro. You can also take a bus (25mins) that stops 2 blocks away, or a local train to the Amersfoort Vathorst station, which is a 30 min walk / 8 min cycle / 5 min car ride from our house. Or let us know at which time your train will arrive at Amersfoort station and we’ll pick you up.
Amersfoort is at the cross roads of several motorways,
- The A1, connects to Amsterdam (45mins) to the west, and to the eastern Netherlands, and northern Germany
- The A28, connects to the northern Netherlands
- The nearby A27 and A2 connect to the south, towards south-west/Belgium and southern Netherlands respectively
- The nearby A30/A12 connect to the German Ruhr area (Düsseldorf, Cologne etc)