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Hunter gatherers set up camps in the Amersfoort region in the Mesolithic period.

Archaeologists have found traces of these camps, such as the remains of hearths, and sometimes microlithic flint objects, to the north of the city.

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Amersfoort is also one of the largest Dutch railway junctions with its three stations—Amersfoort, Schothorst and Vathorst—due to its location on two of the Netherlands' main east to west and north to south railway lines.

The city was used during the 1928 Summer Olympics as a venue for the modern pentathlon events.

is a city and municipality in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands.

In August 2017, the municipality had a population of 155,089, making it the second-largest of the province and fifteenth-largest of the country.

It was restored and opened again after the war, and has been served since by a succession of rabbis.

There was a Nazi concentration camp near the city of Amersfoort during the war.

In the 18th century the city flourished because of the cultivation of tobacco, but from about 1800 onwards began to decline.

The decline was halted by the establishment of the first railway connection in 1863, and, some years later, by the building of a substantial number of infantry and cavalry barracks, which were needed to defend the western cities of the Netherlands.

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren (Tower of Our Lady) is one of the tallest medieval church towers in the Netherlands at 98 metres (322 ft).

The construction of the tower and the church was started in 1444.

Soon after, the need for enlargement of the city became apparent and around 1380 the construction of a new wall was begun and completed around 1450.

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