Almere is a city raised from the sea. The whole province of Flevoland used to be the Zuiderzee, before the Dutch reclaimed the land in 1976 and made the country bigger. The city was constructed in the seventies and became a spacious area, with many modern and innovative architectonic highlights.
- Visit the developing city of Almere, near Amsterdam, and admire its beautiful architecture.
- With 42 kilometers of coastline, Almere is perfect for beach and water sports enthusiasts.
- Discover the beautiful Oostvaardersplassen and Lepelaarsplassen nature reserves.
Highlights of Almere
Almere and the surrounding areas are like an architect’s dream. Imagine being given the opportunity to design an entirely new landscape and town from scratch. Add in a dash of Dutch design and ingenuity and you come up with a mind-boggling array of architectural feasts for the imagination. From the city of Almere it’s just a short trip to nearby forests and water sport facilities. Ideal if you like diving, fishing, sailing and wakeboarding.
Museums in Almere
Discover the art and culture Almere has to offer in one of the city's museums. The Oostvaarders nature experience center offers an exhibition about the nature and archeology of the Oostvaardersplassen. Daniel Libeskind created one of the seven extraordinary Land Art projects in Flevoland. According to the creator, Polderland Garden of Love and Fire (1992 - 1997) is meant to be a meditation garden. Not quite a museum but well worth a visit!
Discover the world of the police, fire department and ambulance service at the PIT Safety Museum. Take a trip through the history of safety and emergency assistance and gain a full picture of the way safety and security are organized in Holland.
Located on a polder raised from the sea, Almere now has roughly 200,000 residents. The city attracts thousands of architecture fans. You can arrange a guided tour or get information about the architecture of Almere at the tourist information office (VVV).