Destination report Amersfoort 2017-01-10T16:46:13+00:00


The historic city of Amersfoort has developed into a vibrant network economy. Many knowledge institutes, industry associations and NGOs have settled here in recent years. This development makes the city an increasingly important meeting destination. Amersfoort is the only city that can actually invoke the fact that it is centrally located. The historic medieval ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren’ – at 98 meters, the third highest church tower in the Netherlands – is the geographical centre of the country.

Anyone who loves history, feels perfectly at home in Amersfoort. The city received city rights in the year 1259 and has a beautifully preserved historic centre with no fewer than 650 monuments. The medieval streets, canals, bridges and city gates are remarkably well preserved and give the city a special atmosphere; as if time has stood still. Nature lovers will also find what they are looking for here. Amersfoort is bordered by three unique Dutch landscape areas: the Utrecht Ridge [Utrechtse Heuvelrug], the polders of Arkemheen-Eemland and the Veluwe.

A growing and vibrant city

Amersfoort has developed a vibrant network economy. From the centre of the Netherlands, the established organisations and businesses serve the entire country and they often also operate worldwide. For example, Amersfoort has the most German

Bidding Fund Utrecht

The province of Utrecht, in which Amersfoort is located, does much to attract international conventions. In the manual “Conferences in Utrecht’ PCOs find a chapter on the financing of a conference, including information about registration,


Gabriella Meijnckens | Manager Marketing Events Business Media at IDG Nederland

‘The beating heart of the Netherlands when it comes to IT innovation’


Gabriella Meijnckens is Manager Marketing & Events Business Media at IDG Nederland. IDG is the leading publisher in the field of ICT in the Netherlands. In Amersfoort, on 24 September 2015, she is organising the third edition of IT Innovation Day in ‘De Nieuwe Stad’ as part of the IT Innovation Week. The event will attract between 500 and 600 visitors, all of them IT decision makers from Dutch top companies (CIOs, CMOs, IT directors, senior IT management).

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Gijs Verbeek | Executive Director of the MPI Netherlands Chapter

‘It was logical to host the inspiration conference for the Dutch event industry there’


Gijs Verbeek is Executive Director of the MPI Netherlands Chapter. On 29 and 30 March, he organised, along with a team of MPI volunteers and Amersfoort ‘standard bearer’ Jeannette van Namen, the annual MPI NL Conference in the Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort. The event was attended by over 250 industry professionals: planners, conference organisers, event agencies, suppliers, hoteliers, venues and exhibitors.

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