Tag Archives: Family

Our members recommend – Almere Veertje!

Special guest post by Katie Schmitt!

Our experience

My husband and I had the pleasure to be part to take a trip this year on Almere Veertje , and now I am eager to share our experience from a newcomer to Almere’s point of view!

The almereveertje website provides all necessary information, unfortunately exclusively in Dutch. So if you are still working on your Dutch language skills, my suggestion would be to opt for contacting the ferry staff via e-mail, or just give them a call. It won’t be a problem for the staff to answer your questions in English. Continue reading Our members recommend – Almere Veertje!

Member Recommendations – Festive Season Turkey and Goose!

We asked our members recently about where to find the best turkey, goose and poultry in Almere for the upcoming festive season – and here’s their best picks for you!

Hans v.d. Bor – On the market in Stad (Wednesday and Saturdays) (turkey and goose)

” I got a big turkey from the market in Stad last year” – Michelle 

 “I always get it from Hans in the Market” – Christina

Kalkoen Express
Poulier Slagerij j. Tromp (Purmerend) (turkey and goose)

“Tromp is awesome!” – Tanja

Kalkoen Bestellen
Poelier Rijlaarsdam Almere (turkey and goose)

“We got turkey legs and rollade here last year (also kipfilet) and it’s great quality too!” – Brenda

De Worstmakerij 

“There’s a great wholesale butcher in Lelystad, who’s dirt cheap and has the best pork belly! They do turkey too.” – Maarten

Don’t forget, you can still get turkeys from Albert Heijn and from Jumbo (frozen), and closer to Christmas you can also get them fresh in the supermarkets!

Amazing oven cleaning service! SPONSORED POST

Ovenclean.nl are sponsors of International Almere. The writer discloses she received no benefits for writing this post.  This post may contain affiliate links.

I have a dirty little secret.

I hate cleaning my oven.  I hate it with a passion.

This is my dirty little secret. I can’t believe I’m sharing this with the world!

It’s a huge job, and finding time in a busy schedule with kids, work and just other housework – it’s tough.  And then there’s the chemicals!  Reading the back of the can of oven cleaner, and realising you have to put on a space suit just to open the bottle is frightening – what is this stuff doing to my skin, my eyes and my lungs??

Thankfully, Samantha and Marcel at ovenclean.nl came to my rescue recently!

It was so easy to make a reservation – simply call or email and I got a reply within a day checking my availability and a time.  On the day, Marcel was on time and set to work straight away – explaining a lot of things (including that my oven was self cleaning!)

What really impressed me was the fact that there was very little smell, just a faint lemon scent over that harsh, caustic smell that sometimes comes when you’re cleaning your oven.   Ovenclean.nl uses non-caustic cleaners that are gentle, yet really effective.  It was safe to have my 3 year olds in the house!

The end result was amazing – in a little under 2 hours, Marcel had restored my dirty little secret to a shining, useful oven that looked close to new! I was left with a clean shiny oven that smelled a little lemony, and the best part – no mess to clean up.

Can you believe this is the same oven?

All in all, I really recommend ovenclean.nl – excellent customer service with excellent results.  No harsh chemicals, really well priced and a massive time saver.

Ovenclean.nl can be reached on 0297-201243 or at email info@ovenclean.nl and tell them that International Almere sent you! (They’re one of our sponsors).

Enjoy that clean oven! – Stephanie

P.S. Did you know they also clean barbecues with a FREE pickup and return service? That’s amazing!