Essentials

Here’s some of the important things you’ll need to know in Almere …

Police Emergency Number: 112

Police Non-Emergency Number: 0900-8844

Hospital Emergency Number: 0900 203 0 203

City of Almere service line: 14 036

Your health services are provided by Zorg Groep Almere and on their website you can find the information regarding the closest health center and pharmacy to you.

And some of the other important things …

Rubbish Collection

The green rubbish bin will be picked up every two weeks (Here’s the schedule!). In Almere plastic is a recycled material (blue bin) and often people have also a paper recycling bin. There you can also check which days they will be picked up. If you have a lot of rubbish and you can’t fit any more into your bin (and we all have this from time to time), you can set up a home pick up via the telephone ( 14 036 ) or via Almere’s online digital service booth. If you want to take it yourself, the addresses for the 3 recycling perrons in Almere can be found here.

Shopping information

Almere has 3 major areas ( Buiten, Haven & Stad ) which have markets throughout the week. The locations and times are:

  • Almere Stad, Stadhuisplein en Promenade: woensdag en zaterdag van 09.00 – 16.00 uur
  • Almere Almere Haven, de Markt en de Brink: vrijdag van 09.00 – 14.00 uur
  • Almere Buiten, Globeplein en het Rio de Janeiroplein: donderdag van 09.00 – 16.00 uur

Also Almere has shopping nights to make it easier for those that work during the day, the locations and times of those are:

  • Thurdsay night in Almere Stad shops are open till 9pm
  • Friday night in Almere Buiten shops are open till 9pm

Though it’s still controversial, shopping Sundays are here to stay in Almere. Most stores in Almere Stad are open every Sunday from 12:00 to 5pm.

Now you’ve got the facts, if there’s any questions that you still need answering, feel free to contact us at info@www.internationalalmere.com, we’re happy to answer any questions or search for any answers we don’t already have.

In the mean time, here is a link to all the official sites in Almere.