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Kasteel Almere or the Almere Castle is located in Almere, Flevoland, the Netherlands.

Castle Almere was initially planned back in 1999 and the first bit of construction occurred in September of 2000. It was planned to be a hotel and wedding venue, with a home building on site for the company Countess BV, who was creating the establishment. Construction for the Castle Almere stopped in 2002 and was never completed. The inside construction was never started and the outside is just a carcass of a building.

The design of the castle by architect Renaud Storm van Leeuwen is based off the 13th century Belgian castle Jemeppe in Hargimont, Belgium. The area gets an influx of tourist to visit the almost castle so there are anti-squatters who stay at the castle to prevent any damage to the site from visitors. Abandoned for a decade, the building has now become a modern ruin and failure to find a new investor means it’ll probably remain so. In its unfinished state, the gloomy structure has the look of an abandoned industrial complex rather than its intended appearance.

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Taken on October 12, 2015