Leusden is one of the greenest villages in the Netherlands. It received the Interflora Award in 1999.

 

Very near the Sluithek BnB is a beautiful park, ideal for taking a walk and feeding the swans and ducks.

 

Around Leusden are many old  forests, heather fields and walking paths trough them. But the area also has green pastures, and cycling along the many cycle paths is a fantastic way of discovering the area around the city and enjoying nature.

 

Leusden has about 32.000 inhabitants. The municipality is made up of the central town with two shopping centres (Hamershof and Biezenkamp), in addition to: as well as  the smaller villages Achterveld, Leusden-Zuid, Stoutenburg, and some hamlets, (Snorrenhoef, Musschendorp and Asschat).

 

Leusden is situated next to the city of Amersfoort, a much bigger town with many shops, interesting buildings, musea and other points of cultural interest.

 

Both Leusden and Amersfoort are  in the Province of Utrecht

Leusden is very old. The Romans foundend the town about 1200 years ago and called it Lisiduna.

 

One of the few remaining structures of the old town is the 800 year old church steeple in what is called today "Old Leusden".

 

East of Leusden is the Grebbelinie a remarkable feature in the landscape. A dike was built over many kilometers and could be used to flood the land when a foreign power wanted to invade the country. Bunkers from the Second World War and other remnants from those years can still be found.