Almere Poort is a young district and is situated closest to Amsterdam – development in this western corner of Almere only began in 2005. Surrounded by water and forest, residents here have a beautiful beach on their doorstep, plus a bustling marina and plenty of options for water sports. Above all, Almere Poort has fantastic transport connections: it has its own train station and lies close to the A6 motorway, so Amsterdam and the nearby cities and towns of Het Gooi region are easily accessible. If you’re looking for something truly exotic, the Duin neighbourhood sits amongst sand dunes up to 10 metres high, so living here truly feels like being on permanent vacation.