Carnival has signed a letter of intent for the development of a Carnival Center of Excellence in DUIN, a planned business and residential community in Almere.
Generating jobs in the Amsterdam Area
As of 2016, Carnival will train 5,000 captains and officers in the new training facility. Moreover, Carnival intends to build a hotel consisting of 200 rooms in the DUIN area of Almere. According to Dutch media sources, Carnival will invest €40 million in the project which will result in the generation of approximately 200 jobs in the area. In 2014, Carnival expects to reveal more about their plans in Almere.
Almere is the fastest growing city in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. The fact that the DUIN area in Almere has been selected as the location for the new Carnival Center of Excellence illustrates that it is a thriving city with ambitious investment plans. The DUIN area is a planned residential and business location close to the beach and within 25 minutes from Amsterdam. More information about this new area can be found here (in Dutch).