It was ten years ago that it transpired that Almere was the proposed organiser of the Floriade Expo. Shortly before that, it became common knowledge that the previous organiser, the town of Venlo, was buried under a huge debt of millions because of it. Everybody had something to say about Almere’s candidacy. At that time already, and still now. Negative reports especially grabbed the headlines. Positive developments were barely reported.

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