Almere is a city raised from the sea. The whole province of Flevoland used to be sea “the Zuiderzee”, before the Dutch reclaimed the land in 1976 and made the country bigger. Almere lies 3 to 5 meters below sea level. Almere is the youngest and most innovative city in the Netherlands. From the moment of its establishment in 1976, Almere has been one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.
With more than 200,000 inhabitants, it is one of the biggest cities in the Netherlands. Almere has a coastline of 42 kilometers, beautiful nature and impressive architecture. On the website www.visitalmere.com/en you can read about the highlights of Almere and find lots of ideas for activities and the best places to lunch/dine.