In 2022, Almere will be hosting the Floriade Expo 2022 world horticultural exhibition for six months. The unique event will showcase the latest innovations and developments in the themes of green, nutrition, energy and health. Floriade Expo 2022 covers 60 hectares in the heart of the city of Almere in the province of Flevoland. It is a half-hour drive from Amsterdam, and even faster by train.
Floriade—the greenest day out—is only held once every ten years. Visitors of all ages are enthralled by the living collection of trees, plants and shrubs on display. Floriade presents visions for a green future that are under development all over the world.
Apeldoorn - Almere 80 km
Het Loo Palace is a former royal palace in Apeldoorn. The palace was turned into a museum and opened for visitors in 1984. The fully furnished rooms and halls show how the Orange family lived and worked for 300 years. The baroque garden is also a highlight. Based on 17th-century gardens, the symmetrical garden design is one of a kind in the Netherlands. The royal coaches, cars and carriages can be viewed up close on the Stallenplein built by Queen Wilhelmina in the early 20th century.
Apeldoorn - Deventer 25 km
Deventer boasts many historical landmarks such as the Proosdij, the oldest brick-built residence in the Netherlands (twelfth century!). There are monumental buildings all around you, with stunning facades, historical churches and ancient squares. Proud to be the main attraction is the Lebuinis church, which is visible from far and wide. In other words, a town with a wealth of history, but is it old-fashioned? Far from it. Deventer is vibrant, frivolous and bustling: a contemporary-monumental town.
Deventer - Zutphen 20 km
Zutphen, situated at the intersection of the River Berkel and the River IJssel, is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Zutphen is often described as Amsterdam in miniature. The city has a rich history, many traces of which are still visible in its centre. Churches, parts of old fortifications, majestic warehouses and merchants’ houses can be admired to this day. This magnificent architecture forms the backdrop for an attractive mix of shops, hotels and restaurants, events and culture. A visit to its unique boutiques and specialist stores is highly recommended, as is taking a break for lunch at one of the city’s many restaurants and cafés. Visitors are also warmly welcomed at the galleries and workshops in the city.