Location & Surroundings - Bed & Breakfast the Robbedoes

Houseboat the Robbedoes has an unique, quiet and beautiful location on the river Eem on the outskirts of Amersfoort. The historic city centre of the bustling Amersfoort is in the immediate vicinity (2 km – 8 minutes by bike). The location of the Robbedoes is easily accessible by both train and public transport. Railway station Amersfoort is situated at 2km, a 30 minutes’ walk, but of course I will be more than willing to pick you up. There are free parking places in front of our door. Thanks to our central location, The Robbedoes is the perfect operating base to visit the centre of Amersfoort or to enjoy the beautiful nature in the area! We also offer bike rental.



A nice day out? You will enjoy yourself the entire day in Amersfoort. Amersfoort is located in the middle of the Netherlands and is an attractive city for both young and old. Besides many restaurants and terraces the historic city and its surroundings offer various activities. Below we have listed the Top 10 best activities. Discover Amersfoort!

Historic town centre

You should definitely visit the historic city centre of Amersfoort. It offers a lot of highlights!

1.   Perfect shopping city
Amersfoort is a perfect city for shopaholics. De Langestraat is a well-known shopping street with all kinds of special boutiques and various shops. We also recommend the Sint Jorisplein and the Utrechtsestraat!
2.  Round trip
You can enjoy a round trip through the city centre of Amersfoort. De Waterlijn sails through the canals of Amersfoort almost every day. The skipper will tell interesting stories about the history of Amersfoort and the well-known spots. The round trip departs from the Krommestraat, where you can buy a ticket (€ 5).
3.  Sporty
Climb the 98 mtr high Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren! At the top of this tower you will enjoy a magnificent view of the city. During guided tours the legend of the tower will be told.

Activities in Amersfoort

Would you like to discover culture in Amersfoort? Below activities are definitely recommendable!

4.  Monuments
Amersfoort offers approx. 650 monuments. A couple of them are definitely worth a visit! The Koppelpoort is an old town gate that dates from 1400 and is part of the former town wall. The Kamperbinnenpoort and the Monnikendam are wonderful gates as well. The medieval ‘Muurhuizen’ (= wall houses) are also worth a visit.
5.  Museums
Amersfoort has a couple of beautiful museums. The Mondriaanhuis is a museum along the canals, with various master pieces of artist Piet Mondriaan. Kunsthal KADE organizes expositions in the field of modern- and contemporary art. The Flehite Museum, situated in three medieval wall houses, shows exhibitions about the history of Amersfoort.
6.  Markets
Every week markets are organized on Friday and Saturday, in and around the centre. On Friday you can visit a flower market, a fish market and a commodity market. On Saturday the weekly market and a flea market.
7.  Outings, festivals and events
Amersfoort offers nice activities such as festivals, workshops, concerts and much more. Examples of festivals are: Proef Amersfoort, Lepeltje Lepeltje and Into the Woods festival. You can join various workshops such as a workshop basic photography, making cocktails or cooking workshops. For more information about outings you can check the UITagenda of Amersfoort.

Beautiful surroundings

Besides the special town centre, Amersfoort offers a beautiful surrounding are as well. What are the most beautiful places? We have listed them for you!

8.  Soester Duinen (dunes)
The Soester Duinen is a nature reserve near Amersfoort, where you can enjoy wonderful walks. The area is known for its sand drifts, heathland and woody surroundings. In addition, there are also several walking routes. By the way, kids will amuse themselves as well here!
9.  Estate Den Treek-Henschoten
Estate Den Treek-Henschoten is also attractive for strollers and cyclists. This area consists of forests, agriculture and heath. There are several attractive walking routes.
10. National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug is also a large, woody area. This National Park offers various highlights such as: castles, casemates, museums etc.

In short: Amersfoort and the surrounding area offer plenty of nice activities! Hopefully, this information has given you a good impression of all possibilities. Would you like to make the most out of your visit to Amersfoort? Bed & Breakfast the Robbedoes is located at only 2km of the city centre!

On Utrecht Tourist Information:  https://toeristeninformatienederland.nl/utrecht/  you will find a complete overview of the possibilities of tourism, events and recreation in the province of Utrecht and throughout teh Netherlands.