The Official Accommodation Agency

CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM offers accommodation at hotels and campgrounds.


Bookings for Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre, Hotel Almere – Van der Valk and Best Western Plus Plaza Almere need to be made via

Contact CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM for any questions about your booking or transaction via


Hotel rooms

Van der Valk Hotel Almere


Set alongside the A6 highway and close to the green area of Almeerderhout in Almere, this Van Der Valk hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped gym and free Wi-Fi.
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Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre


The architecture and design of the Apollo Hotel Almere City Centre seamlessly blends in with the pioneering, futuristic style of the city itself. The hotel has 117 rooms, a bar/lounge, conference rooms, and trendy restaurant.
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Best Western Plus Plaza Almere


The brand new Best Western Plus Plaza Almere is an international and modern design hotel with 222 bedrooms in various categories and sizes. The hotel is located opposite the Central Station of Almere and in the heart of the city centre. More info »

Bookings for Camping Waterhout need to be made via the accommodation itself. Click on the link below for contact- and booking information.

Camping Waterhout (campground)

Travel By air

International airport Schiphol is situated only 40 kilometers from Almere and has an extensive network of direct bus lines and trains connecting it to our city. You can also choose to rent a car. There are several car rentals located at Schiphol Plaza, directly behind the arrivals hall.


There is a wide range of accommodation in Almere. Download our leaflet for the best offers!


Travel by road

The best place to park is parking ‘Hennepveld’ (P5). The maximum parking costs are € 11,- a day.

Directions to the Esplanade and parking ‘Hennepveld’:
1. Take the A6 to Almere
2. Take exit 5-Almere Stad to s103
3. Take a left turn to Veluwedreef/Waterlandseweg/N305/s103 Continue on Veluwedreef/s103 for 2,7 kilometer
4. Take a left on Cinemadreef at the 7th set of traffic lights
5. Take a left on Hospitaaldreef at the 2nd set of traffic lights

6 .Take a left on the roundabout
7. On the left you will find parking Hennepveld

Travel by taxi

Would you rather take a taxi to Almere? The following three firms can take along your bike as well.


Taxi Exclusive – – +31 (0)36 525 4764 – bicycle can be taken in the car
Schiphol (airport) -Almere € 55.- : Chauffeur will wait for you at the arrivals hall with a sign.
Around Almere ca. € 50.-; a special van is available if more than one person or bicycles need to be transported: ca. € 65.-
Bookings via:
Taxi Salders – – +31 (0)36 533 9999 – bicycle can be taken along when the wheels are taken off.
Schiphol (airport) -Almere between € 55 – € 65
Around Almere:  costs available upon request
Bookings via


Flevotax – – +31 (0)36-5450909 – bicycle can be take along
Schiphol (airport) – Almere by car 65 euro, by bus 75 euro.
Bookings via

Travel by public transport

You can easily travel to Almere by train or bus. See for more information. Do you want to bring your bicycle on the train? Please check out the information on the website of the NS.

Any more questions?

For any questions regarding the race (entry, program, practical information etc), have a look at our FAQ or contact CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM via