Almere, considered the newest city in the Netherlands, is located just across the IJmeer from Amsterdam. Its modernity makes it a feast for fans of architecture, while nature lovers can enjoy the landscape surrounding its urban areas. The region is now known for its modern architecture, while still preserving its pristine natural environment. Because Almere is so new, its buildings are imaginative, drawing on the latest innovations in Dutch design.
Born and raised in Almere, Dutch artist, rapper, singer and songwriter Cero Ismael shares his favourite places to visit in the city he grew up in. Growing up in a melting pot of different cultures (Dutch, Indonesian and Surinamese) his guide includes galleries and cultural hubs to where to get the best brunch. Photography by Mayte Breed.
"Although I have been living in Amsterdam for the last couple of years, Almere is such an important place to me. I spent a big part of my life in that city and a lot started for me there. There might not be that much history circling Almere, but as there are so many youths, the soul of the city is now being made.” - Cero Ismael.