from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Netherlands northeast of Utrecht. The old section of the city dates back to the Middle Ages. Population: 139,000.


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  • There were protests and tight security around the theatre in Amersfoort where Johannes Heesters appeared.

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  • In February 2008, he braved protests to perform in the Netherlands for the first time in 44 years at a theater in his native Amersfoort.

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  • Heesters was born Dec. 5, 1903 in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, the youngest of four sons of a businessman.

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  • In Amersfoort, a swift train ride from Utrecht, the art gallery De Zonnehof Museum is a late 1958 Rietveld example of a glazed pavilion with a light-steel structure and free-flowing galleries.

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  • In just the last three years, the speech events have taken root in hundreds of cities in the U.S. and worldwide, from Amersfoort to Zaragoza.

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  • In Holland we played a matinee in The Hague in the afternoon, then took a train to Amersfoort for two shows that evening, after which we climbed in our van and barreled down the road toward Antwerp, Tug at the wheel.


  • Once they had left Rotterdam, the scenery became more rural, the villages lying neatly amongst the flat meadows, like cakes arranged tidily on a plate -- Gouda, even from a distance, looked intriguing -- Harriet wished that they might have stopped to look around, but the train went remorselessly on to Utrecht and then to Amersfoort, where they had to get out anyway and change trains.

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  • The Amersfoort 750 map makes use of the collection of the town's Museum Flehite to illustrate the history of Amersfoort.

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  • That is just one of the features of this amazing map of Amersfoort.

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  • Other towns that deserve a gander include Leiden, Amersfoort and Eindhoven; all are within a two-hour journey and worth the travel time.

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