Bezoek de Kemphaan

By car

The city estate De Kemphaan is situated at the Waterlandseweg in Almere. Planning your trip with Google Maps, you indicate this destination: Kemphaanlaan in Almere. There is sufficient parking space, free of charge.

  1. Coming from Amsterdam:
    Driving on the motorway A1, at the motorway junction Muiderberg you take the motorway A6 heading for Almere/Lelystad. Next, take the exit #5 “Almere-Stad/Utrecht/Zeewolde”. At the first traffic lights you see, go right onto the Waterlandseweg (N305) heading for Utrecht/Zeewolde. Stay on the Waterlandseweg until you see the sign “De Kemphaan”. Go left here, towards De Kemphaan.
  2. Coming from Utrecht:
    Take the motorway A27 Hilversum/Amersfoort heading for Almere. Right after having crossed the bridge ‘Stichtse Brug’, take the exit #36 towards “Almere Stad/Almere Haven/Zeewolde”. At the first traffic lights you see, go left onto the Waterlandseweg (N305) heading for Almere Stad/Almere Haven. Stay on the Waterlandseweg until you see the sign “De Kemphaan”. Go right here, towards De Kemphaan.
  3. Coming from Lelystad:
    Take the motorway A6 heading for Almere. Next, take the exit #5 “Almere-Stad/Utrecht/Zeewolde”. At the first traffic lights you see, go right onto the Waterlandseweg (N305) heading for Utrecht/Zeewolde. Stay on the Waterlandseweg until you see the sign “De Kemphaan”. Go left here, towards De Kemphaan.

By public transport:

  1. From Almere: At the central train station Almere Centrum, take one of these three buses: The #156 going to Hilversum, the #159 going to Harderwijk or the #160 going to Nijkerk. They all stop near the station called De Kemphaan, on the Waterlandseweg. And that station is right next to the premises of De Kemphaan. Here, go down the stairway and then left though the pedestrian / bicycle tunnel onto the Stevenspad. Please note: During the weekend only the bus #160 (Almere Stad-Nijkerk) will serve this area.
  2. From Hilversum (Sportpark), Harderwijk or Nijkerk: Also from here the regional buses #156, #159 and #160 depart and go to the central train station Almere Centrum. For the rest follow the very same instructions already given here above.

Visit the ape islands?

Would you like to visit the ape islands? At the intersection, go straight onto the Kemphaanpad. Keep the buildings of the Stichting AAP (foundation) to your right. Directly after having passed the building of the ‘Stichting AAP’, turn right and go towards the building “De Kemphaan”. Right after the bridge, right hand, you’ll see the entrance to the ape islands.

By bicycle

  1. Do you reside or stay at Almere Stad West or Centrum? Then just grab your bike and you’ll get to the city estate De Kemphaan very quickly! Cycle along the castle, via the Fongerspad and the Kerkuilenpad, heaing towards the cycling route node #36. At the end of it, go left through a small cycle tunnel. Once passed the tunnel you already arrived at your destination!
  2. You can cycle to De Kemphaan also from Almere Haven, via the Kerkuilenpad or the Stevenspad.
  3. Coming from Almere Stad Oost or Almere Buiten: Cycle along the Hoge Vaart, via the Vier Bruggenpad or the Michauxpad (heading for the cycling route node #88). You’ll arrive at the Kemphaanpad and finally, of course, at De Kemphaan itself.