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This location looks over two part of the line between Amersfoort and Hilversum. There is a wide open view on both sides of the road.
Railway type and traffic
Various traffic from passenger trains and freight, sometimes special trains or transport will use this route to get to Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer, where trains will be serviced and repaired.
It is an open view with a road crossing the railway. The wide view is excellent because there are still no fences placed near the tracks.
Keep in mind that big fame vehicles can pass, occasionaly they also use horses in the fields nearby.
From the A1, Exit 12 - Bunschoten-Spakenburg:Take the exit and then follow the N199 toward AmersfoortKeep left at the fork to continue toward Bunschoterstraat/N199At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bunschoterstraat/N199At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Bunschoterstraat/N199At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Bunschoterstraat/N199Turn right onto Amsterdamseweg/N199After 500 m turn right onto Heliumweg and then turn left onto BirktTake the 3rd right onto A.P. HilhorstwegA.P. Hilhorstweg turns left and becomes Spiekerweg amd you follow this road to the destination
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Spiekerweg, Amersfoort map co-ordinates
Road side close to the location.
There are no convenient public transport options unless you like a long, around 4km, walk.
You can reach this place by bike, which you can rent from Amersfoort railway station, this would take about 15 minutes.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
No toilets or other facilities at this open field location.
You have to go to the town of Amersfoot, where some hotels are available.
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Spiekerweg, Amersfoort general view map
Spiekerweg, Amersfoort close up map
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Being open and flat the location works at all times of the day.
Trains coming from Amersfoort to Hlverusm in the afternoon, early evening. Trains going to Amersfoort in the morning til noon, in the early morning you can go to the other site of the railway.
General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 - Looking west
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