Amersfoort is a city in the Netherlands, located in the province of Utrecht. The city is a typical dutch city, with an old centrum and canals. The're two highways around Amersfoort. The from Utrecht to Groningen and the from Amsterdam to Hengelo. The Dutch is connected to the German in the direction to Osnabrück, Hannover and Berlin.
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North, South, South West, West and East ( and )
North Zwolle/ Groningen , South Eindhoven/ Belgium -> / , West Utrecht / Rotterdam The Hague -> , West North Amsterdam East Apeldoorn/ Osnabrück/ Berlin/ Germany -> ->
Take bus 17 or 217 to Leusden (15 min) from central station of the city centre. Go out by stop 'Bedrijventerrein de Horst'. Walk towards the south and go right. There is a petrol station (Total) where people can stop and pick you up. You're not allowd to ask people at the petrol station. Make a sign and ask people to stop at a parking next to the highway (verzorgingsplaats).
There are no good spots (like parking places or petrol stations) where you can ask drives between Amersfoort and Utrecht. If you want to to the South (Eindhoven , Breda )/ Belgium of southwest (The Hague, Rotterdam, ) make a sigh for a place futher than Utrecht.
South East Arnhem, Oberhausen Dutch / German /
Take bus 82 or 280 (1/2 hour) from the Central Station of Centrum (only during the week). Stop at station 'Kerk' in Maarsbergen. Walk in the north direction to the petrol station. Here you can ask people for a ride.
Or walk in the south direction to the la Place and ask people on the parking place. There is also a motel and a little petrol station.