Almere is the second largest city in the Amsterdam Area. Located in the province of Flevoland, Almere was built on land that was reclaimed from the sea in a feat of Dutch engineering. Now, more than 40 years later, the area has been developed into well-planned residential areas with parks, lakes, modern infrastructure and excellent transport connections. Almere has 205,596 inhabitants (July 2018). Besides being the second largest city in the Amsterdam Area, Almere is also in the top ten of Dutch cities of noted architectural interest. It even occupies the number one spot in a list of ‘European New Towns’ with impressive modern architecture.