Almere is a young city with 200,000 inhabitants, located at 34 kilometres from Amsterdam. Because of its versatility, Almere is definitely worth a visit. According to Dutch standards, this city is very spacious and boasts many recreational areas, which makes it very suitable for children as well. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the distinctive modern architecture throughout the city. You can also walk in the woods, safely cycle on endless bicycle lanes and watch monkeys at the monkey sanctuary of Stichting AAP. And a visit to the magnificent Oostvaardersplassen is, of course, a must!


Architecture

Almere is famous for its modern architecture, both in Holland and abroad. Interesting buildings can be found across the city and many of them have been designed by renowned architects, such as Ben van Berkel, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de Portzamparc and the Japanese SANAA.

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Nature

Almere boasts many forests, lakes and even a dozen of beaches. The swampy Oostvaardersplassen attract a lot of visitors, but exploring - for instance - the Lepelaarplassen and Almeerderhout, either by bike or on foot, is definitely worth it too.

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Kids

Almere offers many ways for kids to enjoy themselves. There are both indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Moreover, there's a lot to see in Almere, from monkeys at Stichting AAP to old firetrucks at PIT! And a lot of fun events take place throughout the year.

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Art

Everywhere in Almere, you can encounter fine art, like statues and murals. Moreover, Almere boasts several remarkable pieces of landscape art, like 'Polderland Garden of Love and Fire' by Daniel Libeskind. These artworks are usually of a more abstract kind.

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