Almere is a modern and popular city in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands. In this article, you will find useful information about it, if you consider moving to this place.
Almere is surrounded by large lakes, such as the Gooimeer, the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer, and lies completely under sea level. With almost 200,000 inhabitants, Almere is one of the 10 largest municipalities in the Netherlands. The city’s location is one of the reasons why more and more people are moving to Almere. The combination of its central location and the possibilities it offers makes the city a real attraction, also for many people from Amsterdam (29% of its residents were born in Amsterdam)!
Almere has a young population compared to the rest of the Netherlands. Many young families live there, which means that almost 30% of the residents are younger than 20 and only 8% are older than 65. Almere is also a diverse city. There are people from more than 160 countries and almost 190 ethnic groups spread across the various districts.
Because of this closeness to Amsterdam and Het Gooi, many people have been moving to Almere for years. Many residents of Almere still have families, friends and work in both areas. As a result, there is often slight congestion in traffic and public transport. However, there are already advanced plans to improve this.
Almere has one of the largest shopping areas in the Netherlands, which shops open even on Sundays. It is a popular place for many visitors from surrounding towns to do their shopping.
A well-known festival Havenfestival (Harbour Festival) is organised in this city every year. The Almere Triathlon is also very popular. Over the years, the city has also appropriated several events for which people from all over the Netherlands travel to Almere. These include Libelle Summer Week, Pop Festival Zand, Megabase Outdoor, and the Liberation Festival Flevoland.
Would you also like to be part of this vibrant city? Then moving to Almere is really something for you!