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Main railway station of Amersfoort serbing the main routes to the north and to Apeldoorn on the way to Germany. This line has passenger trains, Freight and the international connection to Berlin.
Railway type and traffic
A lot of different passenger trains, Freight, and sometimes a steam train between Apeldoorn and Utrecht. Every second weekend of the month there is a special train to the railway museum in Utrecht Maliebaan
It is in the middle of the town Amersfoort with 6 platforms. There are views in both directions from every platform but platforms 6&7 and platform 2&4 offer the best views.
Take the A28 towards Amersfoort and get off at Amersfoort-Zuid. Follow
the signs to the Zoo. Then you get signs directing you to the railway station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Amersfoort Station map co-ordinates
Parking can be done at the back of the railway station or in the front.
Keep in mind that the charges are high �11 a day, better is to park at
Amersfoort Schothorst railway station which is easier to reach by car though.
A28/A1 exit Amersfoort North and follw the signs to the station.
Parking is free and there are 6 trains an hour to Amersfoort.
The location is reachable by train form every direction in the Netherlands.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Paid toilet (�0.50) a few places to buy coffee and food, outside the railway station there are a few restaurants.
A few hotels in the neighbourhood of the station are available.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Amersfoort Station general view map
Amersfoort Station close up map
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Platform 1/2, In the early afternoon and later the best option, in the
morning the other way
Platform 6/7 in both directions best time is afternoon.
All other platforms are also good for taking pictures. best time is during the week when the freight runs.
General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2- Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
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