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Lelystad

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.

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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

Lelystad 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 activities.
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.

Extras

Last but 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://www.lelystadopportunities.com/nl/leisure/

Attractions

Oostvaardersplassen

Oostvaardersplassen

Nature park

The Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve is Europe’s largest wetland nature area. The greater part of this area encompasses wide stretches of lakes, ponds and unspoiled marshland.

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Kitsweg 1, 8218 AA Lelystad, Nederland

Bataviastad Fashion Outlet

Bataviastad Fashion Outlet

Bataviastad is a premium outlet centre in Lelystad. It’s looks have that of an old 17thcentury village, meanwhile offering an great shopping experience with over 150 internationally known brands.

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Bataviaplein 60, 8242 PS Lelystad, Nederland

Accessability: Bataviacity is wheelchair accessible

Distance from harbor

500m 5 min

Just a short walk from the ship

Batavialand

Batavialand

Batavialand is a shipyard dating back to the golden age. At Batavialand you can enjoy Dutch history by climbing aboard the Batavia, a replica of an old Dutch East India Company (VOC) vessel.

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Oostvaardersdijk 101, 8242 PN Lelystad, Nederland

Maximum amount of visitors: 180

Accessability: Batavialand is wheelchair accessible

Distance from harbor

450 m, 5 min

A short walk to the museum

Werkeiland

Werkeiland

Historical area

Werkeiland, also known as Work island is the place where the draining of Lelystad began. Work Island offers a lot of information about how the Dutch polders came to be.

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Sluisstraat 21, 8244 PC Lelystad, Nederland

Maximum amount of visitors: 50

Accessability: Werkeiland is wheelchair accessible

Distance from harbor

3.2 km, 8 min

Toms Creek

Toms Creek

Fishing Park

Toms Creek is a fishing park located in Lelystad. Toms Creek has 10 fish ponds with different fish sorts like trout, carp and catfish. It’s suitable for both the experienced as well as the inexperienced fisherman.

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Uilenweg 2C, 8245 AB Lelystad, Nederland

Maximum amount of visitors: 50

Accessability: Toms Creek is wheelchair accessible

Distance from harbor

6.5 km, 12 min

Marker Wadden

Marker Wadden

New Nature park

Only accesable by boat and about 4 miles offshore from Lelystad lays the Marker Wadden. On the main island you can walk along the beach, visit bird watching cabins or enjoy the sight of the Markermeer (Marker lake) from a twelve meter high watchtower.

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52°34'41.0"N 5°22'12.6"E

Accessability: not wheelchair accessible

Distance from harbor

Only reachable by boat 11 km

Nature Park Lelystad

Nature Park Lelystad

This magnificent nature reserve is home to wisents, elks, Père Davids deer, Przewalski horses, storks, beavers, otters, wild pigs and red deer. The animals live in their natural habitat where they can easily be observed.

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Vlotgrasweg 11, 8219 PP Lelystad, Nederland

Distance from harbor

12 km, 17 min

Aviodrome

Aviodrome

Aviodrome is a dynamical aviation-themepark located near Lelystad Airport. Aviodrome has an indoor exhibition of approximately 6000 square metres and a large outdoor area with historical aviation buildings and airplanes.

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Pelikaanweg 50, 8218 PG Lelystad, Nederland

Accessability: Aviodrome is accessible for wheelchair

Distance from harbor

12 km, 15 min

12 km, 15 min

The Kröller-Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum offers a unique combination of art, nature and architecture guarantees visitors a truly unforgettable experience. The museum boasts almost 90 paintings and more than 180 drawings, making it the second largest collection of Van Goghs in the world
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Houtkampweg 6, Otterlo, Nederland

Accessability: The museum is accessible to wheelchairs

Distance from harbor

60km, 50 min

60km, 50 min

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