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Lelystad is one of the newest cities in the Netherlands. In 1891 engineer Cornelis Lely (1854 - 1929) developed a plan for the closure of the then called Zuiderzee. In 1932 the Zuiderzee indeed was closed by means of the Afsluitdijk (closing dyke) and the IJsselmeer was created. Lelystad became the capital city of these Ijsselmeer polders.
Even though Lelystad is very new and developments are ongoing, Lelystad already has a few unique highlights. In Bataviahaven Lelystad there is a lot to see and do within the immediate vicinity of the marina for all the passengers. Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet is right around the corner, over 100 stores with standard 30-70% discount. In the Newland Heritage Centre your guests can see and experience how the largest polder of Europe is made out of the sea. And of course the ship Batavia is located in sight of the marina.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities Lelystad has to offer.
Besides water, also fantastic nature is abundant in and around the entire city. Take the famous Oostvaardersplassen, for instance. An area of 6000 hectares (14.826 acres). This is a unique, natural marshland featuring extensive lakes and wild grassland.
Lelystad and its region has so much to offer. Discover it all in one of the inspiring tours, developed especially for the river cruise market. And in Lelystad, we like to think in opportunities. If the packages do not offer what you’re looking for, we are more than happy to make you a tailor-made offer.
Lelystad, the capital city of the province of Flevoland, is located in the centre of the Netherlands. This unique city is built on reclaimed land and was Eastern Flevoland’s starting point. Lelystad is named after Cornelis Lely, who developed the revolutionary plan to close off the Zuiderzee and turn sea into land. Lelystad is approximately 3 metres (9.8 feet) below sea level.
Our Harbour Facilities
Bataviahaven Lelystad (Batavia harbour) is unique. Situated near the Houtrib locks at the crossroads of the IJsselmeer and Markermeer it offers a unique logistic position. Bataviahaven is a more than interesting alternative to the busy port of Amsterdam. It’s a young port with modern facilities and a beautiful architecture. In the proximity of the Bataviahaven are several tourist destinations.
Half Day/Full day
offers half day tours and full day tours, both are unique and adventurous. The
half day tours are more suitable for smaller activities. A guided tour, bike
tours, bustour or a complete shopping experience are examples of the half day
It is also possible to enjoy a full day and combine Lelystad with a visit to surrounding area’s. What about a day to the Kröller Müller Museum and Giethoorn or the Afsluitdijk (enclosing dike) and Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen? The packages that Lelystad has to offer are different but equally fun.
not least, Lelystad offers extra options. These are activities for small
groups, couples and individuals. All of the activities can be customised to the
needs of the customer.
Think about a 20 minute Helicopter sightseeing above Flevoland, a tour that you will remember for the rest of your life!
It is also possible to golf, go to Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet for shopping or fishing at Toms Creek.
Would you like to know more about the new and inspiring tours, developed especially for the river cruise market? Feel free to contact City Marketing Lelystad at Info@citymarketinglelystad.nl
more information: https://visitlelystad.nl/en/