|Imported beer at restaurant||$5.42|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$33.90|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$26.85|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.02|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$47.46|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 559.32|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
As compared to the many historic cities in The Netherlands, Almere Stad is a relatively young city but possesses a unique history. Tourists visiting Almere will be captivated by the many facets of the city, some of which are verdant natural vistas, dramatic architecture, wonderful opportunities for sports and leisure, a plethora of fun-filled events and some truly great shopping opportunities. If you want cheap flights to Almere Stad, you have to book flights to Amsterdam which is just a 40km drive away from the small town.
The town centre ‘Stadshart’ is spanking new and hosts an abundance of shops and entertainment outlets. Perpetually vibrant, the city-centre is a shopping heaven. The city has one of the most attractive skylines in the country and architecture seems to be a passion with the town planners. Leading examples of architectural brilliance popular with tourists are Almere Centrum, a giant commercial tower and the 32-storey ‘the Carlton’, the tallest building in the city. Shopaholics have it good with numerous malls dotting the city and should visit the Kemphaan 'farmer's market' and the vast furniture boulevard at Almere Buiten.
You can book any of the several cheap flights to Amsterdam to visit nearby Almere Stad that is culturally vibrant. Pack in a visit to the Schouwburg or Playhouse that hosts gigantic drama and musical presentations, and the loveliest of Dutch cabaret productions. The Corrosia or Cultural Centre is always bustling with exhibitions and cultural performances that will captivate visitors. Summers always see plenty of outdoor performances and shows by famous theater companies and literary societies. A tour of the ‘DePaviljoens' is a must for connoisseurs of modern art.
Those fond of outdoors will simply adore Almere with its miles of cycle routes, walks as well as skating runs. The entire area is a verdant expanse of greenery with parks and woods abounding. The lakes and rivers are sparkling clean and will invite you to sail, canoe and water-ski or if you are not so active, you could also undertake a leisurely ride on a motor boat.