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Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

1. Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

Discover the abundance of natural landscapes and modern infrastructure in Almere from the water on this sightseeing cruise. Learn local facinating facts about the city with commentary from your guide.  Hop aboard a riverboat with a retractable roof that prefect for both rainy and sunny days. Capture pictures of this ultra-modern city from the water. Hear about how the city was built on land that was reclaimed from a lake. Find out about the origin of the Weerwater. Learn about how many bridges cross the water here and uncover the history of the Floriade international exhibition and garden festival which is held annually in the city. Pass by the location where the exhibition is held. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

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

2. 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

Almere: Floriade Expo 2022 Roundtrip Boat Ticket

3. Almere: Floriade Expo 2022 Roundtrip Boat Ticket

To travel to Floriade Expo 2022, buy here your boat ticket from Almere Centrum in advance. The boat departs from Pier Esplanade in Almere City Center, this is a 10 minute walk from Almere Centrum train station. The boat ticket is a return ticket. Off-line price €6.50 - buy your ticket in advance for €4.50 Children up to 3 years are free, do not need a ticket and do not have their own seat.

Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass with over 25 attractions

4. Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass with over 25 attractions

Visit 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 40% compared to buying individual tickets with an Amsterdam Explorer Pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation at your own pace. Visit THIS IS HOLLAND and soar over the Netherlands on a 5D flight simulator, learn all about the brewing process at the Heineken Experience, see the collection of diamonds on a private guided tour with the Royal Experience, take in the views on the 100 Highlights Cruise and many more! With the Amsterdam Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following: • Heineken Experience • Rijksmuseum • THIS IS HOLLAND • Moco Museum • A'DAM LOOKOUT • 100 Highlights Cruise - Stromma • Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour • Tour de BonTon • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • House of Bols Cocktail Experience • Floraide Expo 2022 • Royal Experience • Keukenhof Tour • Zaanse Schans Card • Pedal Boat 1-hour - Stromma • MacBike Bike Rental • Houseboat Museum • Muiderslot Castle • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Tour • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Jewish Cultural Quarter • Zaanse Schans Tour • Rembrandthuis Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go.

From Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Half-Day Trip

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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 Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

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

10. 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

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 653 reviews

We read lots of negative reviews about the Floriade. However we reall loved it and had a fabulous day. We had a lovely guide, Peter who was very informative and we learnt so much about the area. Was a very good move to have a guide and would highly recommend it. We did not think the entry was overpriced at all, no extra cost for the guided tour, the cable car, the virtual balloon ride. Just loved it!!! Highly recommended.

honestly can't fuly this enough !! got from the airport too zaandam then too central square the main part too the wind Mills its great if your going too be Adventuring away from the main tourist part. easy too redeem just scan the barcode we done it where collect our luggage their was a white ticket machine so easy too use going back in November so going buy again

Highly recommended, you no longer have to worry about public transport tickets during your stay.

Hassle free ticket to alot of scenic areas close to Amsterdam

easy to acquire-cheap- usable for the whole region.