Welcome to Amersfoort
Beer, wool and tobacco made Amersfoort an exceedingly rich town from the 16th century onwards. Well-heeled with a touch of the provincial, it has many striking merchants' homes that have been lovingly restored, and the egg-shaped old town offers quiet, wonderfully evocative strolls along canals and narrow alleys that retain their medieval mystery.
Amersfoort makes for a good break on a train journey to/from Friesland or Groningen. You can take an interesting hour-long stroll and then stop for a good meal.