This is the youngest of Holland’s provinces, created on January 1, 1986. The decision to transform the Zuiderzee into a lake and reclaim land for food production was taken after a flood in 1916, which resulted in food shortages that couldn't be compensated with imports because of the First World War. The project took half a century century to complete and gave densely populated Holland enough space for large scale agriculture and modern towns and villages, such as Lelystad, Almere, Dronten, and Zeewolde.
Highlights of Flevoland
Flevoland has many recreational attractions. Visit Walibi Holland or Aviodome for fun and adrenaline. Interested in history? Bataviawerf has two Dutch VOC ships and explains the glorious days of the Dutch India Company, while the Nieuw Land Erfgoedmuseum shows you how Flevoland was created. Another historical site is the first UNESCO site of the Netherlands; Schokland. Shopping addicts should visit Bataviastad, which is the largest fashion outlet of the Netherlands. For lovers of architecture Almere is a must.
You will need more than just one day to really get to know the surprising province of Flevoland. Besides all the activities mentioned above, there are some extraordinary nature reserves, such as the Oostvaardersplassen and Natuurpark Lelystad.