5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 11, 2019
Great places to eat and lots of shopping options. The location is a quick train journey from the airport or central Amsterdam.
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.
4/5Very Good!(1 area review)
While there might not be top attractions in Centrum Almere Stad, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland KAF and Sluiskade.
If you're spending some time in Eilandenbuurt, Markermeer is a top sight worth visiting.
Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019
Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019
Explore the great outdoors at Oostvaardersplassen, a lovely green space in Almere Buiten. Stroll along this quaint area's lakeside or simply enjoy its local cheese shops.
See where this brave and famous Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II and recorded her world-famous diary.
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.
This palatial building full of Dutch paintings and international artifacts is the country’s largest public-funded museum.
Amsterdam’s iconic square, with its cobbled stones and grand historical buildings, is a lively gathering place and venue for protests and celebrations.
Catch an event at Johan Cruyff Arena and enjoy other activities in Amsterdam such as cycling.Experience the great live music and acclaimed art galleries in this vibrant area.
Visit Texel, the largest island of the West Frisian Islands in UNESCO’s Wadden Sea and discover its unspoilt nature by e-bike. About one third of Texel is a protected nature reserve and the ideal island for anyone wanting to get out and about on a bicycle.
Visit Rotterdam, an important sea port city located in the province of South Holland that has been the second largest city in the Netherlands for many years. The city is (inter)nationally known as a city of architecture, with many examples of innovative architecture.
Visit the world famous Dutch Flower Auction with your own private group tour for maximum 7 people (incl. children). This private group tour includes a flexible hotel pick-up from anywhere in the region, which means you can comfortable wait at your address to start your tour.
Live the tale of an exciting windmill adventure at UNESCO’s Kinderdijk and visit its authentic windmills. There's not a windmill complex like this anywhere else in the world to be found.
Discover the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh masterpieces with tickets to this eponymous museum. The exhibits are arranged chronologically so you can follow the artist’s biography and technical development.
8000 artistic and historical objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history, from the year 1200 right up to the present. The Rijksmuseum, which in English means The State Museum, exists for more that two hundred years and today belongs to the most breathtaking museums in the world.
Verified travelerApr 3, 2019
We’ve been before so know the area, easy to get around as we had a car