The Municipality of Almere
The municipality of Almere is the host and co-organiser of Floriade Expo 2022.
Becoming the green and healthy city of the future
For the municipality, the World Horticultural Expo acts as a catalyst for the development of a green and healthy city of the future. The Almere Centrum train station, for example, will be given an accelerated sustainable make-over, the station area will become a green oasis, the other squares in the centre area will be made greener and more attractive and the recreational Rondje Weerwater will be improved. The arrival of the new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Weerwater, the construction of the circular bridges, the widening of the A6 motorway and the renovation of bus station ‘t Oor are good examples of green developments.
Local residents also contribute to their green and healthy city with countless initiatives. In appreciation of their efforts, hundreds of juniors and adults have already received a green pin or green medal. Floriade Expo 2022 also makes an important contribution to Almere’s regional economy. Thanks to Floriade Expo 2022, 350 Almere residents will eventually find work.
After the world horticultural exhibition the new green city district Hortus will rise at Floriade-park. The layout of the site already takes this into account. The special library of trees and plants (arboretum) will grow into a botanical garden and form a new tourist attraction for Almere.