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Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

1. Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

Step on board and enjoy a beautiful cruise through Almere (New Amsterdam). Along the way on the cruise you will hear the real story behind the young city of Almere including: - The origin of our city on the seabed. How do we keep it dry? - Our special skyline and architecture (the Manhattan of the Polder). - The origin of the Weerwater and what does this have to do with the placenta? - 700 different bridges over the water. Twice as much as Venice. - The origin of the Floriade and why in Almere? The boat does not stop at the Floriade but sails along here.

From Amsterdam: Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022

2. From Amsterdam: Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022

Every decade, horticultural experts from around the world come together at Floriade in the Netherlands to present green solutions to make the world’s cities more enjoyable, beautiful, and sustainable. With food, live music, and art to see as well, it’s a great day out to delight the senses. Depart from Amsterdam Central Station and head to the Floriade Cable Car. Take the 5-minute cable car ride which will provide you with great views over the park and help you to orientate yourself for your visit. The seventh edition of the Floriade is located in Almere, in the very center of the country on land reclaimed from the sea. There’s so much to discover. Learn secrets about the art of gardening and how essential horticulture is to sustainability. This year over 400 participants from around the world will show off their latest green innovations, solutions, and applications. There is no question that after your visit you’ll be inspired to enrich your own garden, balcony, or living room.

From Amsterdam: Floriade Expo & Zaanse Schans Full-Day Tour

3. From Amsterdam: Floriade Expo & Zaanse Schans Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself amongst plants and flowers at Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere, Netherlands. This exhibition happens only once every ten years. Later, travel to Zaanse Schans and see the historic windmills and architecture of the village. Choose from two meeting points in Amsterdam, then take a 40-minute ride to the expo on a single-deck bus. Upon arrival, take an orientation tour through the park with your guide. Learn facts and stories as you walk. The main theme of the expo this year is “Growing Green Cities.” More than 40 countries from all over the world will show you the possibilities of a greener, more sustainable world. The event is situated in an area of 60 hectares (148 acres) that will be converted into a green urban district in Almere after the exhibition is finished. Immerse yourself in this scenic park over the green bridges and amongst the flowers. After your guided tour, enjoy free time to explore the area on your own. Your guide will provide further information about things to do and see. Visit the pavilions where the participating countries will present their flowers, plants, and culture. Learn about cultivating food in a city, sustainable energy solutions, and green infrastructure. Get tips and tricks for a healthy lifestyle. Optionally, grab a drink or try a local healthy dish. After the expo, take a 45-minute ride to the second location of the excursion: the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This is a typical Dutch village with windmills and houses from the 18th and 19th centuries situated on the riverbanks of the Zaan region. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the village. Visit the clog museum and see how to make clogs. Later, stop by a cheese farm and get a demonstration of how to make Gouda cheese. There may even be the opportunity for a taste test. Enjoy a cable car ride over the Expo grounds. After the tour, take advantage of free time to discover the village on your own. Explore as you sightsee green-colored houses with attractive architecture in which people are still living today. See some of the more than 600 windmills that were used for industrial purposes such as sawing wood, producing oil, and milling grain. On the village’s riverbank, see the 8 windmills that are still in active use today. At the conclusion of the tour, get dropped off at the designated drop-off point.

From Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Half-Day Trip

4. From Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Half-Day Trip

Immerse yourself amongst plants and flowers at Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere, Netherlands with a guided or non-guided experience. Be inspired by the natural creations of more than 40 countries from all over the world. Discover the beauty of a greener, more sustainable world. Depart from a centrally-located meeting point, then take a 40-minute ride to the expo on a single-deck bus. Upon arrival at the expo, take an orientation tour through the park with your guide and learn facts and stories as you walk (if option selected at the time of booking). This opportunity to visit the exhibition is only once every ten years. The main theme of 2022 is “Growing Green Cities” divided into four subcategories: “Greening the City,” “Feeding the City,” “Healthying the City,” and “Energizing the City.” The event is situated in an area of 60 hectares (148 acres) that will be converted into a green urban district in Almere after the exhibition is finished. Walk through this scenic park over the green bridges and amongst the flowers. If you select the guided tour option, your guide will give you tips about what to see and do during the free time you will have afterward to explore on your own. Visit the pavilions where the participating countries will present their flowers, plants, and culture. Discover the role of all the different species of trees and plants. Take a ride in the cable car over the Expo grounds. As you explore, learn about cultivating food in a city, sustainable energy solutions, and green infrastructure. Get tips and tricks for a healthy lifestyle. Optionally, grab a drink or try a local healthy dish.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

5. Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

6. Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, then top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Go on a combination half-day trip from Amsterdam to the Expo and your choice of a second activity. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options. Take a ride in the cable car, and finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air. The cruise takes you past sights like Golden Age canal houses and the Anne Frank House, while the flight experience offers an adrenaline thrill on a huge domed screen.

Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

7. Amsterdam: Green Expo, Zaanse Schans & Canal Trip/5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, visit the delightful windmill village of Zaanse Schans, and top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Enjoy a three-in-one day trip from Amsterdam to some of the Netherlands' best attractions. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options, or take a ride in the cable car. Next, hop back in the bus for the 45-minute ride to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a walking tour of this typical Dutch settlement filled with picturesque houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the clog museum and see how to make this wooden footwear, then stop by a cheese farm and get a demonstration of how to make Gouda cheese. There may even be the opportunity for a taste test. Finally, finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air.

Almere: Boat Rental with Fuel

8. Almere: Boat Rental with Fuel

Come and enjoy Almere's waterside landmarks by boat. Take in incredible views of the city’s landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing day on the water. A great way to sightsee, free of traffic. Sail the route between the city lakes and pass multiple locks, which are unique to this new land which exists less than 50 years. Sail to a nice island or beach in the city, dock the boat to take a swim or lie on the beach. Admire the nature at the Floriade 2022 along the shore in this summer. Stop for lunch or dinner at one of the pleasant restaurants along the shore.

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

9. Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, an exhibition organized only once every 10 years in the Netherlands. Then, make your way to Zaanse Schans to see traditional windmills dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. See a clog maker in action. Dig into some Dutch cheese. Meet your guide and head to your first destination, just 40 minutes away from Amsterdam, in a comfortable minivan. The main theme of this year's Floriade Expo is ‘a celebration of green’ divided into 4 sub-categories: greening the city, feeding the city, making the city healthy, and energizing the city. Get ideas on how cities can be made green with all species of trees and plants playing a specific role. Gain knowledge about cultivating food in the city. Learn tips and tricks on leading a healthy lifestyle wherever you live and develop an understanding of sustainable energy solutions. The Floriade Expo is situated in an area spanning 60 hectares (148 acres) which will be converted into a green urban district of the city of Almere after the exhibition is finished. Walk through this beautiful park over the green bridges and learn everything about green infrastructure. Visit the pavilions in which the participating countries will present their flowers, plants, and culture. Take a ride by cable car. Get an insight into the real estate sector of the future. Also, enjoy plenty of opportunities to grab a nice drink or savor a local and healthy dish. After spending about 4 hours at the Expo, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River. See traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. Use your free time on the tour to explore the village on your own. Then, travel through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. Next, see how the world-famous Dutch cheese is made and taste some on a close-by cheese farm. Finally, return to the city while looking back on a day full of great Dutch highlights.

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What people are saying about Almere

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based on 234 reviews

This ticket is definitely worth it to be mobile in and around Amsterdam. We always live in zandvoort and just a trip from there to Amsterdam would currently cost 14.75 euros, so it's really worth it. Apart from the fact that it is sometimes complicated to buy tickets in Holland. Swapping was also easy after we found the store. At the train station, if you exit on the Metro side, it's straight ahead. We were first on the wrong side But we said the most important thing is it's definitely worth it

Good thing to use in Amsterdam! We can travel whereever I want in the city and also from and to Airport. Accessible to trains, busses, metro trams and even ferry— it’s super helpful And help us enjoyed/explored Amsterdam more

Very good experience with the ticket. Could drive anywhere and redeem almost any connection. Very clear. Partly, however, strong bus failure.

For someone who is not directly based in Amsterdam is a great thing. We were also in Zandvoort with the ticket. You can really recommend it.

Beautifully landscaped park with wide paths. Lots of colorful plants and cozy seats.