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Amersfoort An interstadial in the last glaciation of the Netherlands during the early Devensian (somewhere between 60 000 and 70 000 Ma). The July temperature (based on floral evidence) was perhaps 15–20°C.

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Amersfoort An interstadial during the last glaciation of the Netherlands (somewhere between 60 000 and 70 000 Ma). The July temperature (based on floral evidence) was perhaps 15–20°C.

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Amersfoort (ä´mərsfōrt), city (1994 pop. 110,117), Utrecht prov., central Netherlands. It is a transportation and manufacturing center. Points of interest include a 14th-century water gate, the 15th-century Gate of Our Lady, and the old town, which has medieval houses. Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, the Dutch statesman, was born there in 1547.