Almere, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Almere
Coat of arms of Almere

Number of inhabitants: 214.757
Number of national monuments: 15

Summary of Almere


Almere Centrum Station
Almere Centrum Station

Almere is a young city in the province of Flevoland, in 1975 the first plans were to build on the place where Almere is now, with almost 200.000 inhabitants! The IJsselmeerpolders (Flevoland) were actually intended exclusively for agriculture, but soon after the Second World War it was discovered that the growing population needed more space. In Amsterdam in particular, the need was great, this created the sketched city of 'Southwest City', which is now called Almere. The name Almere comes from the former lake Almere, which used to be at that location. Lelystad, also in the province of Flevoland, was created by the shortage of space for the growing population.


Interesting history of Almere


Citymall Almere street: The Diagon
Citymall Almere street: The Diagon

Almere is a new city and therefore unfortunately does not offer any historical buildings, but it does have a beautiful sleek modern architecture. Almere does have a number of national monuments, which are just outside the city and have archaeological traces.


Almere Landmarks


Citymall Almere street: The Diagon
Citymall Almere street: The Diagon

no specific sights to discover in Almere


Shopping in Almere


Citymall Almere street: Citadel
Citymall Almere street: Citadel

Almere has one of the largest shopping centers in the Netherlands in the city center, you can shop as extensively as you want. Furthermore, all shops are allowed to be open on Sundays and you can visit them every day, but every last Sunday of the month is the most extensive shopping Sunday. In addition to Almere Stad, Almere-Haven and Almere-Buiten also have large shopping centers.

Almere
Shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday


Things to do in Almere


Baltimore Square in Almere
Baltimore Square in Almere

You can do several things in Almere, discover safety in the museum, take a beaver safari, catch a movie or go to a theater. So you can find something to do in Almere.


MUSEUMS ALMEREATTRACTIONS ALMERE
  • Museum PIT, museum about safety. Click here for the site.
  •  Maritime Meeting Point.A maritime museum. Click here for the site.
  • Beaver safari by canoe, click here for the site.
CINEMAS ALMERETHEATERS ALMERE
  •  Kinepolis. Almereregular program. Click here for the site.
  • Open podium Almere (OPA) [No site]
  •  fish fish, click here for the site.
  • Suburbia, click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Almere


the Weerwater in Almere
the Weerwater in Almere

For nature and parks you can also go very well in and around Almere. Almere has several parks, close to the city center for example the Docter JM den Uylpark and the Koningin Beatrixpark. Almere is located south of the polder, which means that there is a lot of water enjoyment in and around the city. To the east of the city lies the Waterlandse forest and to the north of the city the beautiful Oostvaardersplassen, also known as 'De Nieuwe Wildernis'.


Steps in Almere


The Grote Markt in Almere
The Grote Markt in Almere


You can easily go out in Almere, in Almere-stad, Almere-Haven and Almere-Buiten you will find many cafes and dance clubs. Almere is a large bustling city where you will undoubtedly enjoy yourself until the late hours


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