Almere is located on the east bank of the Markemeer across the water from Amsterdam and is a planned city.
Split into 6 districts – Almere Stad, Almere Buiten, Almere Pampus, Almere Haven, Almere Hout and Almere Poort, the city has a distinct structure and organisation.
To cope with the growing population of the Netherlands after WW2, plans for Almere were developed and its first house was created in 1976, and it officially became a municipality in 1984. As the newest city in the Netherlands, Almere sits on reclaimed land from the IJsselmeer lake.
The cities close proximity to Amsterdam, its abundance of natural landscapes and modern infrastructure make it a great tourist destination.
Lets explore the best things to do in Almere:
One of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands and a true gem for those who love the outdoors.
Covering over 56km, the park serves as a successful example of rewilding.
Located between Almere and Lelystad, the Oostvaardersplassen stretches onto the Markemeer wetland.
Here you will find many reed beds which are home to many species of birds including the Great Egret, Eurasian Bittern and the Great Cormorant.
Furthermore the land is home to many herbivores including Red Deer, Konik Ponies and Cattle.
Take advantage of the many trails and enjoy the fantastic wildlife and natural scenery that this area offers.