Only 30 minutes drive from Utrecht, Amersfoort is the second largest city in the province of Utrecht. With a rich medieval history, Amersfoort has plenty to offer for visitors so many choose car hire to really explore the destination. Granted its city charter in 1259, it rose to prominence in medieval times due to its popularity as a pilgrimage site as well as an influential brewing city, a status which has remained to the present day. Hiring a car in Amersfoort allows you to explore all its attractions. At 98 metres tall, the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren is one of the largest towers in the Netherlands, and well worth a trip if you want some spectacular views.