Mondrian, Amersfoort and its history
Amersfoort is known for Kamp Amersfoort, the Mondrian House, and the atmospheric old town. Seemore Dutch wants to introduce you to the very special town of Amersfoort.
During the Second World War, ‘Kamp Amersfoort’ was a barracks of the Dutch army. The Germans conquered Amersfoort and made the barracks into a concentration camp. More than 35,000 were detained here between 1941 and 1945. Some of them died by starvation, abuse, or execution. Camp Amersfoort is an important place to learn about this awful history. In 1955, it became an important commemorative monument for the victims and prisoners of World War II.
Do you know that Piet Mondrian was from Amersfoort? He is known for his quirky, abstract works with the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. In particular his chair is an international icon. The Mondrian House in the center of Amersfoort is fully dedicated to his life and work. The museum puts you in the mind of the artist as you create ‘Mondrian’ on your own.
The museum is located in the heart of Amersfoort. The Dutch old town is one of the best preserved medieval centers. It is one of the reasons why Amersfoort is the most photogenic city of the Netherlands. We therefore take all the time for you to take the most beautiful photos in pleasing locations. Walk along more than 400 monuments, streets, canals, and city walls.
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This day will undoubtedly leave a large impression on you. This tour includes transportation from Amsterdam to Amersfoort and back.