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The city centre (the medieval city) is full of historic buildings and streets, and there is accessible forest in to the west and south.

The city was a late medieval pilgrimage centre, and in 1444 began the construction of a cathedral.The ford is on the shortest route across low marshy ground, from the ridge to the nearest higher ground on the east.As a result, Amersfoort was, and still is, on the main road from the western Netherlands to northern Germany,and the later Amsterdam - Berlin railway followed this route.In the 12th century the Bishopric of Utrecht fortified it (because of its strategic location), and in 1259 granted it city rights.The first city wall of stone was built in the late 13th century.

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