My favorite thing about Almere-Stad or Almere in general would be the green surroundings,the environment is second to none.....there are lots of little parks,some bigger forests and nature reserve....2 of them which are a MUST-SEE for the enthusiast,great for birdwatchers My fondest memory will be when i met my boyfriend in my local pub....lol....that was the best thing that ever happened....so besides all the fun nights out,strolling about....thats my fondest memory.
On the picture you see the Weerwater....a small sized lake,on which you can do may different things,from having a drink to waterskying.
What about the business atmosphere in Almere?
The business sector in Almere is many-sided, dynamic and international. Employment is growing by 9% annually. More than 4,000 jobs are created each year, which means Almere has the highest employment growth in the Netherlands. Half of this number is based on expansion of local businesses
The bit UFO -like PODIUM
On this podium/stage are all the main things,such as the Jazz Below The Sea Festival and other festivals......it isn't used fully though and i find it a shame......
But when you happen to be there,and it is used,then don't think twice have a look and im sure you'll enjoy it.
Almere – the artificial one
In 2007, I went for the fourth time in sequence for a short summer trip to the Netherlands. Again, the whole trip was built around Rotterdam’s famous Zomercarnaval and a visit to the Aviodrome museum. And so, for being close to the latter one, I decided that my “base” should be in Flevoland. Unfortunately, I didn’t succeed in finding a decent campground which was reachable with public transport, so that I switched to Almere where I found Waterhout.
Almere is surely not a city for everyone and I don’t think that it’s a city where I would like to live for a long time. It was nice to explore the city center with the one or other pleasant surprise of modern architecture. But I don’t have the feeling that there’s a lot of life going on here. It’s more like a suburb of Amsterdam where people just come to sleep. OK, the bloody summer of 2007 did a lot to make the atmosphere really depressive. But even indoors, it was hard to find anything spectacular. If you like to see something different, a daytrip to Almere may be nice. But there are surely more interesting places in the Netherlands to see.
Like all places in Flevoland, Almere is a product of the 80s and 90s. The first buildings appeared in 1980 so that the architectural style is quite monotone. The city is built on so-called polders, land won by draining water of the Zuiderzee. The plans didn’t see the city to grow to today’s size of almost 200 000 inhabitants. The Zuiderzee Works and all related projects saw Lelystad to be the center of the new land. However, it was decided not to build the last polder, the Markerwaardpolder. So, Lelystad is not located in the center of the new land but a little remote. So Almere became the most inhabited city due to ists proximity to Amsterdam. The city is divided into several districts with Almere-Stad being the center of it all. All districts are carefully planned and not grown “naturally” as in other cities. Street names in each urbanization are following a scheme. So, there’s for example is Muziekwijk where all streets have names of famous musicians or a stripheldenbuurt where famous comic characters like Snoopy and Mickey Mouse have their own street.
ALMERE MY HOMETOWN
thANKxxx visiting my town...hope you will enjoy it....
Its not finished yet, but come back for more....
Almere is a new town with a current population of over 152,000. In the next 20 years Almere will be one of the largest municipalities in the country. A 45-minute drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Almere offers a variety of high quality industrial estates and office locations.
The following pages provide you with information about the business atmosphere in Almere.
"LOT TO SEE"
AND A LOT TO DO HERE....