Events & Activities

IA’s Kids Party

Dutch Language Cafe (DLC)

For all those who would like to improve their Dutch conversational skills and find they have little opportunity, or for those who are looking for a chance to practice their Dutch in an informal setting – this is the event for you. We come together every second and fourth Saturday of the month in Cafe op 2 in Almere Stad. We have a drink together and chat – in Dutch. There are always native speakers present who are willing to help out, no pressure, and no matter what your level of Dutch. Everyone is welcome.

For more information please contact us at: The DLC takes place on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, from 3pm to 5pm, Cafe op 2, Stadhuisplein 2, Almere.

For more information and a video, click here. 

First Friday Night Drinks

On the first Friday evening of every month you can find us in Cafe NUL36 in the Grote Markt, Almere Stad. This is an informal gathering, a chance to meet and chat with other internationals. Come on your own or bring friends, everyone is welcome and we love meeting new people. We will be there 8pm onwards and look forward to meeting you.

For more information please contact us at:

Quiz Night

Join us on the third Friday of every month for the only English Language Pub Quiz in Almere. Teams consist of 3 – 6 players, but if you don´t have a team, don´t let that stop you. Plenty of people roll up and join a team on the spot, there are always teams looking for people and everyone is welcome. If you´re not sure about the English, questions are also available in Dutch.

You can find us in The Black Cockatoo Cafe, Bottelaars Passage on the third Friday of  every month. Doors open at 7.45pm, quiz begins at 8pm. Price is 4euro p.p.

For more information please contact us at:

Buiten Borrel

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for an informal gathering in Cafe ´t Steegje in Almere Buiten. This is a good chance to meet and chat with other internationals, and make new friends. Come on your own or bring friends, everyone is welcome. We love to meet new people.We will be there 8pm onwards and look forward to meeting you.

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Book Club

If you are a book lover, this is the event for you. We meet every month to discuss the book of the month, from a diverse list of books, written in English, and chosen by the members. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30 pm in a members home. If you would like to join us please send an email to Svetlana Gepolova at:

The books for the coming months are as follows:

Summer: Madonna in a Fur Coat – Sabahattin Ali

Sept: Long walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

Oct: The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker

Nov: The Bee Keeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri

Dec: Anna Karenina – Lev Tolstoy

Welcome to Almere

Welcome to Almere! Walking tour

Would you like to learn more about Almere’s history, architecture and the places to be?
Join us on our “Welcome to Almere” city walking tour! The first tour will be on Saturday the 20th of July at 14:30 starting at VVV Almere.
Sandra will guide you through the city centre as well as in the oldest part of the city (Almere Haven).
Curious? It is free, all you need to do is sign in (max 10 people)
Only valid for International Almere adult members! 

Click here to see a Facebook post about this.

Guide: Sandra Silva

  • History and Portuguese teacher
  • Studying to become a Tourist Guide in the Netherlands
  • Volunteer in several organisations: 
  • Floriade Almere 2022,   
  • International Almere, 
  • Erfgoedhuis Almere (Openmonumentendag), 
  • Corrosia (Team Franc 2018), 
  • Kunstenaars Vereninging Flevoland –Comissie van de Wijs Publiek 2019
  • Loves to read, to write, to photograph, to travel, to do yoga, dance and meet people from different cultures.
  • Has been living in Almere since December 2007

Route planning:

Every other month: 3rd Saturday of the month, between 14.30 hr-17.30 hr

Starting point: VVV Almere, De Diagonaal 199, 1315 XM Almere 

Ending point:  Café op 2, Stadhuisplein 2, 1315 HT Almere

Itinerary: VVV Almere, Lakeside, Utopolis, KAF, Side by Side, Apollo hotel, Wave, Silverline, Passage bustop, Almere Haven (Corrosia, Mariola, Haven), Stadhuisplein, De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, Stadhuis, Café Op2

Language: English

Minimum: 4 people/ Maximum: 10 people

Each participant is responsible for his own safety and expenses.

In collaboration with VVV Almere.

ABCDE Playgroup

The playgroup is a social group of international and local Mums, Dads and Carers of children between the ages of 0 and 4. This English speaking group provides support and contact for families with children (or planning to have children)  in a welcoming, safe and fun environment where children can learn and develop the importance of social skills through play while parents have the chance to socialise. Click here for more information in a video.

Note: ABCDE Playgroup is a separate entity who as a partner of International Almere supports the International and Internationally-minded parents in Almere.

Football Night

Every Thursday evening at 8.30 pm there is a football/soccer match organised by Almere City FC, for anyone who would like to join in, male or female. A good mood and a reasonable physical condition is all it takes.

International Almere members have explicitly been invited to take part. If you are interested you can send an email to Patrick Posthuma at or simply show up at the Almere City FC Yanmar stadium.

After the match you can join for a drink at the canteen. First drink is on the house. (Please note – canteen is closed in August)

Address: Competitieweg 20, 1318 EA Almere

Below you find a calendar with planning per month of the activities as well as special days.

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