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Written by Andre Pronk - 06 Jan 2015
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Location notes
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.
Road directions
From the A1, Exit 12 - Bunschoten-Spakenburg:
  • Take the exit and then follow the N199 toward Amersfoort
  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward Bunschoterstraat/N199
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bunschoterstraat/N199
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Bunschoterstraat/N199
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Bunschoterstraat/N199
  • Turn right onto Amsterdamseweg/N199
  • After 500 m turn right onto Heliumweg and then turn left onto Birkt
  • Take the 3rd right onto A.P. Hilhorstweg
  • A.P. Hilhorstweg turns left and becomes Spiekerweg amd you follow this road to the destination

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    Spiekerweg, Amersfoort map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    Road side close to the location.
    Public transport
    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.

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    No toilets or other facilities at this open field location.
    You have to go to the town of Amersfoot, where some hotels are available.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Spiekerweg, Amersfoort

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    Streetmap links
    Spiekerweg, Amersfoort general view map
    Spiekerweg, Amersfoort close up map

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    Spiekerweg, Amersfoort

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    Photographic notes
    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 1 - Looking north east

    Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west

    Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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