The popular notion on Almere is not positive. People associate it with criminality, youth hanging around doing nothing and a lot of ugliness. The Netherlands is a country with a rich history, therefore with a lot of old architecture. Rotterdam and Almere are one of the few cities in the Netherlands that is primarily made up of brand new landscapes. All in all, people do not feel warm and fuzzy about Almere. That’s why some people say that the best thing about Almere is the train leaving it. This is the Central Station of Almere.