Achterveld Tourism

Achterveld is a village in the central Netherlands. It is a part of the municipality of Leusden, Utrecht and is located about 8 km east of Amersfoort. The village is a catholic enclave in a protestant region. It has a neo-romanic church. In 2001, the village of Achterveld had 1616 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.50 km², and contained 651 residences.The statistical area "Achterveld", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2570. On April 28 and 30, 1945, Achterveld was the scene of high-ranking talks now known as 'The Achterveld Conference' between the Allied command - a.o. the generals Bedell Smith of the United States), Foulkes of Canada), Sir Francis de Guingand of the United Kingdom, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Ivan Susloparov of the Soviet Union and the occupying German government of the Netherlands, headed by 'Reichskomissar' Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and his aides. They discussed urgent food-help for the starving cities in the west of Holland, which Seyss-Inquart allowed, and which started the day after, April 29, by plane from England, code-named Operation Manna. The Allies tried to start negotiations about an unconditional German surrender. Seyss-Inquart did not want to comply there and then, although a general cease-fire was convened. The Germans ceased their resistance only on May 5 following, in Wageningen. (Source: Dr Loe de Jong: Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog ('The Kingdom of the Netherlands during the Second World War'), SDU, 1966–81).


A place in Netherlands, Achterveld is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Achterveld, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Rotterdam. Take a short trip from Achterveld and set some time aside to explore the Rotterdam. Dotted with places like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Achterveld, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Achterveld.

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