Amersfoort has more than 400 national monuments and two townscapes: the nationally protected scape Amersfoort (inner city), and the nationally protected scape Amersfoort – Bergkwartier (villa district). The medieval city has been preserved remarkably well, and contains a canal system. The ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwe tower’ (also called ‘Lange Jan’ by the people of Amersfoort) is an important eye-catcher. The inner city has several other churches worth viewing, such as: the ‘Sint-Joris church’ at the Hof and the Roman Catholic ‘Sint-Franciscus-Xaverius church’, designed by architect F. Wittenberg. The ‘Sint-Aegten chapel’ and the Old-catholic church H. Georgius are worth mentioning as well. The ‘Elleboog church’, a neo-classical church dating for 1820, was destroyed completely in a fire on October 22nd 2007.
Amersfoort has one larger theatre, ‘de Flint’ which is also a conference centre. There are also several smaller theatres, two cinemas and a pop music venue (de Kelder). The number of restaurants and cafes has increased considerably since the 1970’s, located mainly around the Hof and the Lieve Vrouwekerkhof.