Amersfoort in situated in the about 25 kilometres Northeast from Utrecht City and it is the second largest city of the Utrecht Region. With its medieval roots it has a rich history which you can still be discovered in the centuries-old street pattern, historic buildings and well-tended monuments. With its lovely canals, vibrant squares, cafes, restaurants and shopping streets, it is a great city to settle. Furthermore, the centre is also a great place for entertainment. There are free concerts, performances and outdoor events taking place throughout the city.
The population in Amersfoort (155.294 inhabitants) is a good mix of singles, couples and families with kids. At 44%, Amersfoort has the second largest percentage of people holding higher education degrees of any city in the Netherlands.
Founded more than 800 years ago, Amersfoort is now a modern and liveable city around a beautiful historic city centre. Already 15 years ago the city developed the first housing quarter with solar energy on every house, and now has 98% fibre optic coverage to every home. Amersfoort has also been awarded for three consecutive years as best Dutch large city to live and work in.
Situated in the geographical centre of the Netherlands, Amersfoort offers easy and fast access to Amsterdam (35 minutes), Utrecht (15 minutes), and The Hague (60 minutes).
Vathorst is the most recently developed living quarter of Amersfoort. With around 9.000 houses and 25.000 inhabitants, the neighbourhood has by far the largest percentage of young families in Amersfoort. Vathorst is at the crossing of the two major highways and has its own train station, connecting it with Amsterdam. The area has its own shopping facilities, sporting grounds, dining and schools.
Development of Kattenbroek with its great architectural diversity finished around 15 years ago. The neighbourhood is closely located to the city centre, and offers daily shopping options. It has 4.600 houses and around 12.000 inhabitants.
This neighbourhood was developed in the early 1900s. Housing ranges from large mansions to connected houses. The area is green, with large trees, wide streets, 7.000 houses and 14.000 inhabitants. The city centre and Amersfoort central station are less than 5 minutes by bike or bus.