Home Education Facilities in Amersfoort

Amersfoort is a growing student city. Especially after the opening of the HU University of applied sciences the number of student is growing quickly. There also is a student association in Amersfoort, the StuRa. Everyone who is a student can join. Visit their website; http://www.destura.nl.

In the following section you can read all about places-to-be, good and cheap restaurants, cinemas, museums and everything else. In short: your guide to student life in Amersfoort. Make sure you take a look at these sites: tijdvooramersfoort.nl and vvvamersfoort.nl

Sport facilities

Amersfoort offers a lot of sport programmes to suit the needs. Whether you want to exercise for health purposes, relaxation, use of some energy or improve your performance, this university offers numerous possibilities for active participation in sports, as a team or individually. At www.fitnessinamersfoort.nl you can find all the gyms in the city. If you are more interested to join a club you can go to www.amersfoortsportstad.nl. Recent year an Olympic sized swimming pool is opened https://www.amerena.nl.

Bars, Cafés, Restaurants

The most popular square of Amersfoort is called “De hof”. At night-time the cafés are open till early in the morning and during summertime you can join the big cozy terraces.

  • Café ’t Hoekje
    The society of student association StuRa, the club evening of the student-association is every Thursday. www.lavendelstraat.nl/arrangementen/het-hoekje
  • Curtis café
    Join the terrace during day time, have some lunch, or come back for a dance during night-time. www.curtiscafe.nl
  • Café Lobbes
    Intimate beer café, where you can catch up with your friends or play some board games.
  • Café Miles
    Café Milles is famous because of its Live Music. Every week various artists will perform on stage.
  • In den Grooten Slock
    Oldest café in Amersfoort. A good place to have a quick meal or to drink a beer in the evening.
  • Club Fiji
    Drink a cocktail and dance all night long in Club Fiji! www.fijiamersfoort.nl
  • ’t Zoldertje
    Would you like to have a chill evening, and play some pool? Go to ‘t Zoldertje! http://www.zoldertje-amersfoort.nl

Restaurants

  • De Vereeniging
    Cheap, healty and delicious! Every tuesday students can buy a daymeal for only €6. www.devereeniging.nl
  • Wit Lof
    Healhy and affordable ‘to go’ meals. www.wit-lof.com
  • La Cubanita
    “All you can eat” mexican food. www.lacubanita.nl
  • Pannekoekenhuys Den Potsenmaeker
    Typical dutch dish, ‘pannenkoeken’; like pancakes, but different!
    www.potsenmaeker.nl
  • Vlaams friteshuis “Van Gogh”
    One of the best hand-made French fries of the Netherlands. www.vangoghfrites.nl
  • A la minute
    Great Italian food for very reasonable prices; www.a-la-minute.nl

Cinemas and theaters

  • De lieve vrouw
    Cult/Art movies and theatre. www.lievevrouw.nl
  • JT Bioscoop Amersfoort
    Cinema showing all major movie productions in their original language www.jt.nl
  • Pathe Bioscoop Amersfoort
    Cinema showing all major movie productions in their original language www.pathe.nl
  • De lieve vrouw
    Cult/Art movies and theatre. www.lievevrouw.nl
  • Flint theater
    Theatre: www.deflint.nl

Shopping

A numerous amount of shops are present in the city centre. In general, all stores have the following opening hours:

  • Monday: 13:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs
  • Tue-Wed: 09:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs
  • Thursday: 09:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs
  • Friday: 09:00 hrs – 18.00 hrs
  • Saturday: 09.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs
  • Sunday: 12.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Market

On Friday and Saturday mornings, the market square (de Hof) is full of stalls and tents selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses and lots of fun merchandise as well. The Friday market is particularly known for its food and goods. Prices are generally comparable to the Aldi and Lidl, the food is farm-fresh and the atmosphere is great. Although prices are not as tightly fixed as in a department store, haggling is generally not acceptable. Still, there is always a bargain to be found and the more you buy, the cheaper it gets. The market is open from 09.00 to 13:00 hrs on Friday and from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs on Saturday, be on time to get the best quality!