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AlmereNetherlands

Almere is a young city in the province of Flevoland and is close to Amsterdam.

Almere wasn’t established until 1975, which is why it doesn't have a lot of history. But in this short time the place has grown into a bustling city of 200,000 inhabitants with a lot of things to do. For example, Stadslandgoed de Kemphaan. This lovely country estate is surrounded by woods and is home to a number of farm animals. There’s a restaurant and a playground, and something fun is organised every Sunday from Easter to October.

Nature lovers will enjoy Natuurbelevingcentrum de Oostvaarders. Stop at one of the numerous look-outs and take in a spectacular panoramic view of this beautiful nature reserve. Spot birds or other animals with your own binoculars or one of the telescopes that are available at the look-outs. You can also watch documentaries on the Oostvaardersplassen. From here you can go on to Schaapskooi Vroege Vogelbos. After you've explored the sheepfold, take the kids to the playground before walking in the woods and recharging your batteries at the tea house.

If you’d like a more active way of enjoying the beautiful landscape, why not go on one or more of the cycling tours around Almere? Cycle along the Naardermeer, for example, a natural habitat so unique that it enjoys international protection. It’s also a great place to spot rare birds. Continue cycling towards Eemland and take in the expansiveness and the beauty of the Dutch polder landscape.

Almere is not far from Amsterdam, making it easy to pop into the capital for a day of sightseeing. You could also pop over to the fortified island of Pampus in the IJmeer. Explore the fort on your own or with a guide and find out how the soldiers worked and lived here a hundred years ago.

Excited about a holiday in Almere? Go to Expedia's website and book a trip to this bustling city in Flevoland.

Where to stay in Almere

Centrum Almere Stad, Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

Centrum Almere Stad

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Though Centrum Almere Stad may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Almeerderstrand and Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland KAF.

Centrum Almere Stad
Eilandenbuurt, Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

Eilandenbuurt

Check out nearby sights like Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland KAF while you're spending some time in Eilandenbuurt and the surrounding area.

Eilandenbuurt

Top hotels in Almere

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre
Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre
4 out of 5
Koetsierbaan 2, Almere
The price is ฿2,383 per night

Located in Centrum Almere Stad, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland KAF and within 9 miles (15 km) of Sluiskade and Markermeer. ...

4/5Very Good! (466 reviews)

"Property is in great location near to shops, restaurants and transportation"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre
Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
3.5 out of 5
Mandelaplein 1, Almere, Netherlands
The price is ฿2,279 per night

Situated in Almere, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Dutch Fortress Museum, Old Town Hall Naarden and Comenius Museum. Muiderslot and Blijburg Beach are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (153 reviews)
My stay in Almere NL

"Overall I would it’s a very good hotel. Close to the train station and also comfortable bed and room. Only issue I had was the house cleaning person entered my room extremely early while I was still sleeping."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
Van Der Valk Hotel Almere
Van Der Valk Hotel Almere
4 out of 5
Veluwezoom 45, Almere
The price is ฿3,268 per night

Situated in Almere, this hotel is 20.3 mi (32.6 km) from Batavia Stad.

4.6/5Wonderful! (381 reviews)
Can recommend this hotel

"Good modern hotel. Nice room, excellent restaurant. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Van Der Valk Hotel Almere

Popular places to visit in Almere

Oostvaardersplassen
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Oostvaardersplassen

Explore the great outdoors at Oostvaardersplassen, a lovely green space in Almere Buiten. Discover the countryside in this quaint area or seek out the cycling trails.

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this brave and famous Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II and recorded her world-famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

This modern museum houses the world’s largest collection of the legendary Dutch master painter who led a troubled life and never saw his work become famous.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Amsterdam’s iconic square, with its cobbled stones and grand historical buildings, is a lively gathering place and venue for protests and celebrations.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

This palatial building full of Dutch paintings and international artifacts is the country’s largest public-funded museum.

Johan Cruyff Arena
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Johan Cruyff Arena

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Catch an event at Johan Cruyff Arena and enjoy other activities in Amsterdam such as cycling.Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and great live music in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Almere

Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise
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Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise

฿718
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
I amsterdam City Card
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I amsterdam City Card

฿2,393
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Heineken Experience Admission Ticket
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Heineken Experience Admission Ticket

฿663
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Van Gogh Museum Tickets
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Van Gogh Museum Tickets

฿773
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

฿1,140
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Layover 2-4 Hours Tour, Pick up and drop off included
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Layover 2-4 Hours Tour, Pick up and drop off included

฿11,758
Per adult

Reviews of Almere

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Verified traveller

11 Sep 2019

Great places to eat and lots of shopping options. The location is a quick train journey from the airport or central Amsterdam.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Apr 2019

We’ve been before so know the area, easy to get around as we had a car 

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