Amersfoort in History

Historical Events

  • 1876-05-13 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
  • 1941-08-18 German concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • 1942-08-02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
  • 1944-10-07 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1872-03-07 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian

Famous Deaths

  • 1703-10-03 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1703-10-03 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1941-03-20 D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
  • 1942-06-10 Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63