Last tended on 6 August, 2018 (first created 29 January, 2018)

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):

By train:
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.

By automobile:
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)

More info:
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