2017 Easter Egg Hunt!

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What a wonderful weekend it was!

The weather might not have been on our side, but it was still a lot of fun for all those who came!  Beatrixpark was so green and pretty with flowers in the field … just a shame that our Easter Bunny couldn’t make it due to illness. (I have it on good authority that next year he will be there – I talked with Santa!)  Thanks to everyone who came, and particularly to the 2 sponsors we had – English Lessons Almere and the Atlas of Amsterdam!

See you next year!

It’s time for an update in April!

It’s been a little while since an update from us, and we’d like to apologise. You see, we’ve been working on making our website a little cleaner, faster and also moving it to a new hosting network – and TADA! We’re back!   A special thank you to Frank of SnowBuddha for his amazing work and patience over the last months.

Over the next few months we’ll be gradually updating and upgrading the content on the site, so that it shows more about us, and also about the wonderful city of Almere – a one stop shop for English speakers.  If you would like to contribute a story or an article, drop us a line at marketing@internationalalmere.com and Stephanie will get back to you.

And now an update on our events.  Since we last updated, we’re excited to announce that we have permanent new home for First Friday Night Drinks! We’ve welcomed Cafe op 2 to the International Almere family. Over the past 6 months, they’ve been awesome to our members, and so we’ve made the move permanent. Thanks to Patrick and his wonderful team.

Quiz Night is still going strong at our new digs at Eetcafe Mokum! With our reading team of Gerard and Mark (aka ‘Gezark’), and a series of new quizzes, we’re looking for a larger space we can use so we can expand.

Buiten Borrel (Formerly Buiten Mum’s Night) continues to expand and grow every month!

This month sees our annual Easter Egg Hunt, and next month we look forward to a return from our major sponsors at Beacon Financial Education for another Financial Awareness Seminar.

We also held our Annual General Meeting on the 1st of April – you’ll find the minutes here, but if you’d like more information, drop a line to info@internationalalmere.com.  Later this month our director, Doreen, will send out an email going over the key discussion points from the night, including an exciting change to membership as of January 1st, 2018.  We’ll publish this on the website as well.  We also welcomed Thomas Besuijen as our secretary.

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We also welcomed Ovenclean.nl as a sponsor!

Stay tuned, because the website is back in business and we’ll be putting reminders for our events as well here! If you have questions, please get in touch, either by email or in person at one of our events!

Have a wonderful Easter break if you’re celebrating!

The International Almere Board

Doreen, Stephanie, Gerard, Norma and Thomas.



An update from our sponsors at Beacon Financial Education.

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Blacktower Financial Management Group and Beacon Global Group announce strategic agreement in The Netherlands

 January 25th, 2017

Blacktower Financial Management International and Beacon Global Group today announced a strategic agreement to support the more than 45,000 Americans living in The Netherlands with financial planning and investment advice.

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