Living in Almere


Almere is a young city with a great deal of ambition. Whether you’re new to the Netherlands, an international student, starting out in your career, looking for a new home for your expanding family, or interested in developing your business in the heart of the Amsterdam Area, Almere is growing with people like you at its heart.


Living in Almere means you can choose from a wide selection of housing types – a clear advantage over other cities. Rent an apartment, buy a spacious family home, or even build your own dream home exactly the way you want it. Everything is possible. And you needn’t settle on existing opportunities because there are several new-build construction projects spread throughout the entire city. Read more


Almere is home to two international schools, two universities of applied sciences, 17 secondary schools and almost 100 primary schools. The city has public schools as well as schools that provide lessons based on a particular pedagogical vision or religious conviction. Examples of the former are the Dalton, Montessori or Jena-plan educational systems. There are also schools based on Catholic, Reformed, Protestant, Ecumenical and Islamic principles, along with schools that offer a high standard of special needs education. Read more


Alongside the striking modern architecture and outdoor artworks, Almere Centrum has more than 400 shops, a varied cultural agenda and cinemas. The natural surroundings also attract visitors, who come to admire the unique 'polder' landscapes, sail one of the lakes or simply relax in the green open spaces. The Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve is a particular highlight for hiking, cycling and spotting wildlife. Read more


Almere is a city of ambition, with an incredibly strong entrepreneurial spirit and large numbers of businesses trading regionally, nationally and internationally. There are more than 21,000 businesses currently active in the city, employing more than 88,000 people, and these numbers are growing rapidly. The majority of companies are involved in sectors such as business services, wholesale and retail, and healthcare, followed by IT/tech and construction. Ample part-time and full-time jobs are available. Read more


As the demand for houses in the Amsterdam Area will continue to grow, Almere will take its share by adding 60.000 new dwellings in the coming decades, thereby doubling in size. However, a city is so much more than just houses. Therefore a lot of energy will be put in the further development of the city as a place where people can meet, flourish and relax. Read more