10 Things to Do in Almere That You Shouldn't Miss

February 24, 2018 Layne Dawes

Almere (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑlˈmeːrə] ( listen)) is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. The municipality of Almere comprises six official areas that are the districts of Almere Stad (which is further split up into Almere Stad Oost, Almere Stad West and Almere Centrum), Almere Buiten and Almere Pampus (which is currently being designed), and the boroughs of Almere Haven, Almere Hout and Almere Poort. Four of them feature official district or borough offices. Furthermore, it also comprises the unofficial historic district and neighborhood Oostvaardersdiep, which has an active semi-self-governing community, and the planned district of Almere Oosterwold. Almere is part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA).
Restaurants in Almere

1. Oostvaardersplassen

Oostvaardersbosplaats 1, 1336 RZ Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 202 0902
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4.5 based on 295 reviews

Oostvaardersplassen

Reviewed By Liz F - Hendersonville, North Carolina

From Amsterdam, we took a train from Central Station to meet our guide Taco at the Almere stop near Oostvaardersplassen wetlands. It was easy to prearrange everything on-line from his website. He sent perfect instructions on our meeting place. He provided transportation to several wonderful birding sites. We saw 50 species, 20 of which were 'lifers' for us. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area, and about the birds. Because we went on September 20th (2017) we were able to see some migrating birds too.

2. Stichting Aap

Kemphaanpad 1, 1358 AC Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 523 8787
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Stichting Aap

Reviewed By Arjan v - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stichting AAP provides shelter for primates of any kind. I've been a long term financial supporter of this institute and I would highly encourage everyone to consider making a (small) donation. AAP is located at 'De Kemphaan' and you can freely wander around the small public area to see some primates in their play area. Just a few steps away is a restaurant, a biological shop and a small "petting zoo" for children and the area offers options for just strolling around and enjoy a nice sunny walk.
Highly recommended to spend an hour or two when you're in the area. And again, please consider making a small contribution to AAP.

3. City Mall Almere

Belfort, Almere, The Netherlands +31 20 683 1444
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4 based on 240 reviews

City Mall Almere

Reviewed By AnoukEG - Almere, The Netherlands

Although there is a wide range of shops, neither of these is surprising enough to bring a visit to Almere's city centre.
Most shops belong to a chain of business, which can be found in every European city: ZARA, H&M, etc.
The dining and drinking facilities are certainly not spectacular.
Only for those who are lovers of modern architecture, visiting Almere City Mall can be worth the effort.

4. De Kemphaan

Kemphaanpad 1, 1358 AC Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 538 4416
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4 based on 118 reviews

De Kemphaan

Reviewed By Agarratequevoy - Valencia, Spain

Ideal to spend a whole morning or a whole day, with adults and especially kids. Saturday morning is the organic market and you can buy your bio groceries there or enjoy a nice fresh orange juice with real apple cake. You can also go around and see the apes that roam next to the lake, or sit at the restaurant and enjoy some food (any day, not only Saturday). The space is perfect to stroll and there is even a maze and plenty of animals to see. Also in the area there is an adventure park for the whole family with ziplines for all ages. All in all, is a wonderful place to be and spend some relaxing hours!

5. Almere Jungle

Kemphaanpad 2, 1358 AC Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 530 9930
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4 based on 53 reviews

Almere Jungle

In ons dierenopvangcentrum waant u zich in de woestijn en Zuid-Amerikaanse jungle. Een fraaie tropische tuin met mooie waterpartijen waar de dieren in hun natuurlijke omgeving worden verzorgd.

Reviewed By clariciah - Curacao

My grandson came to visit so The Jungle was something he would really enjoy.
Well The Jungle was beyond our expectations. All the animals were well fed, well kept and moreover very exotic. My grandson loved the fact that some of the animals such as the chickens he had on the farm of his other grandparents.
I will higly recommend The Jungle to any family with kids. Keep up the good work.

6. Veiligheidsmuseum PIT

Schipperplein 4, 1315 SB Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 844 6637
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4 based on 82 reviews

Veiligheidsmuseum PIT

Reviewed By mikesk8 - Madrid, Spain

Its a very nice and small museum if you have kids or/and are into police and fire engine cars.
(+)
+ Nice but relatively small exposition
+ Good for kids, especially 3+
+ Pleasant atmosphere
+ Small cafeteria
+ Easy to park
+ Free for museum card holders
(-)
- All descriptions and videos are in Dutch only
- Not much else to see in Almere

7. Bezoekerscentrum De Trekvogel

Oostvaardersdiep 16, 1309 AA Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 532 2449
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4 based on 21 reviews

Bezoekerscentrum De Trekvogel

Reviewed By LindaGvdV - Almere, The Netherlands

This centre is situated in the famous Oostvaardersplassen, full of Dutch wildlife. It's an informational centre, where you can have a look on the "savanna" of the Netherlands. You also can enjoy a drink or a bite.

8. De Nieuwe Bibliotheek

Stadhuisplein 101, 1315 XC Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 548 6000
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

De Nieuwe Bibliotheek

Reviewed By Huurman1968 - Almere, The Netherlands

This library is one that follows the need of technology and changes that are required from its visitors. By doing things slightly different the library has a chance to survive the upcomming changes that also requires a certain flexibility.
For those who are interested the city archives are also housed in the same building aswell as a small theatre and café for a snack or a lunch.

9. Theatergezelschap Vis a Vis

Muiderzandplaats 1, 1361 AK Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 820 0333
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5 based on 3 reviews

Theatergezelschap Vis a Vis

Reviewed By Katja S - Maastricht

Omdat we van ver kwamen zagen wij de voorstelling overdag, van 15.00 tot 16.15. De tribune was afgeladen vol met jong en oud. Er is van alles te genieten: visueel en auditief. Toch is ook voor doven de voorstelling heel goed te volgen! Erg grappige vondsten zoals een onderwatertaxi, een drijvend dak, iets dat wordt voortbewogen door een heen en weer bewogen strijkplank, een in twee gezaagd lichaam. Vrolijk uitgedoste acteurs die de hele voorstelling op, maar vooral in en onder het water doorbrengen. De inventiviteit spat ervan af.

10. Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film

Markt 43, 1354 AP Almere, The Netherlands +31 36 521 5929
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film is hét kunstencentrum van Almere met kunst aan de muren en kunst op de planken. We bieden een avontuurlijk en toegankelijk programma, van beeldende kunst, dans, theater en muziek tot film, debat en literatuur.

Reviewed By HappyD1000 - Almere

De voorstellingen zijn niet van het genre recht toe recht aan. Ze prikkelen de geest of brengen nieuwe kunstuitingen of experimenten naar voren.

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