Almere benefits from many woodlands including the large Almeerderhout wooded area. As well as the greenery and trees, there are ample fun activities to get involved in, such as climbing, survival challenges and golf. Alternatively you can enjoy a gentle relaxed walk or go cycling. Other woodlands apart from Almeerderhout include Zuiderzee Speelbos and Kotterbos.
Did you know that Almere boasts a coastline of over 42 kilometres and has the largest catamaran beach in Europe? Located at the Muiderzand Marina this beach is also an official kite-surfing location. The long coastline means a wealth of wonderful beaches for playing, relax or taking a dip. Young and old, big and small, Almere's beaches are freely accessible to all. Grab your bike, take the car or board a bus or train and make for the beach.
Lepelaarplassen is a magnificent nature reserve and a paradise for birdwatchers. Weerwater, the lake right in the heart of Almere, is a safe and versatile stretch of water and an excellent place for swimming, sailing, waterskiing and plenty more. As well as all that water within the city, Almere is surrounded by three major lakes: Gooimeer, Markermeer and IJmeer.