The new town of Almere is still growing up and faces specific challenges in sustainable urban development, climate adaptation, placemaking and the development of nature.
Our tour starts in the city centre of Almere and takes you through various neighbourhoods. In the Noorderplassen area, self-build houses are tucked away in intimate forest plots or exposed in the open wetlands. Neighbourhood Duin is a new-build area with artificial dunes as characterizing element. The houses are set in a sand landscape with open gardens and collective green area’s, resulting in a holiday atmosphere, which is miles away from the boredom of ordinary row house settlements.
During this 23-kilometer bike tour, you’ll experience all facets of landscape in Almere. We’ll show you the boulevards, canals, parks, forests and lakes that constitute the backbone of this urban settlement: its blue-green landscape structure.
Explanations about the creation of the polders, masterplan for Almere, the green structure, growth of the city, plans for the future
Esplanade square and park around the Weerwater (Karres& Brands, 2016- 2022)
Stadhuispromenade (Lola Landscape, 2021)
Cascadepark in Almere-Poort
Plan Duin, ZUS (2010 ‑2025)
Pampushout: the transition from polder landscape to city landscape
Noorderplassen: small parcels with self-build initiatives in the woods and along the water