Amersfoort is a city and municipality in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands and is situated at the eastern edge of the Randstad. It is the second-largest city of the province and fifteenth-largest of the country. Amersfoort is also one of the largest Dutch railway junctions with its three stations—Amersfoort Centraal, Schothorst and Vathorst—due to its location on two of the Netherlands' main east to west and north to south railway lines. Amersfoort marked its 750th anniversary as a city in 2009.
The city is a main location for several international companies: Royal VolkerWessels Stevin N.V., a major European construction-services business. • FrieslandCampina, a Dutch dairy co-operative. • Royal HaskoningDHV, consultants and engineers. • Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, international hotel chain Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns and Resorts. • Nutreco, animal feed and human foodstuffs • Yokogawa Electric, an electrical engineering and software company, the European headquarters for which are located in Amersfoort.
It also has a number of non-governmental organisations and foundations: • Christian Union, a Christian democratic political party in the Netherlands. • Oikocredit, headquarters of global co-operative society, financing economic development focused on poverty alleviation. • Socialist Party, a left-wing social-democratic political party in The Netherlands. • KNLTB, the Dutch national lawn-tennis association. • Vereniging Eigen Huis, the largest homeowners association in the world
Amersfoort has a population of over 156,286 people. Amersfoort also forms part of the wider Amersfoort metropolitan area which has a population of over 280,000 people. Amersfoort is the #412 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.5114 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.