The popular notion on Almere is not positive. People associate it with criminality, youth hanging around doing nothing and a lot of ugliness. The Netherlands is a country with a rich history, therefore with a lot of old architecture. Rotterdam and Almere are one of the few cities in the Netherlands that is primarily made up of brand new landscapes. All in all, people do not feel warm and fuzzy about Almere. That’s why some people say that the best thing about Almere is the train leaving it. This is the Central Station of Almere.
The notion about Almere is that everything is new. People expect very little nature. But to have all the greenery in pots like this and not even have trees is a little disturbing.
A popular idea about the city is that “many people who can’t afford to live in Amsterdam move to Almere”
Popular stories of the city
It’s a multicultural city, but unfortunately the largest political party of Almere is the right wing party of Wilders (the PVV, whose popular in the Netherlands for their negative stand against Islam) with 30% of the votes in the municipal elections of 2010. It’s hard to imagine why a city with so much cultural diversity would vote for a party that tries to exclude so many people.
The Pulse of the City
The heart of the city is full of large modern shops and eating-places. This picture is a testimony to that.
The Pulse of the city
Almere seems to be either about architecture, water or shopping. The heart of the city is full of large modern shops and eating-places. This picture is a testimony to that.
In the category of emptiness @ Weerwater area