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Why go?

Flevoland, near Amsterdam, is the biggest land reclamation project ever. It has added a beautiful 12th province to Holland. There are wide open nature reserves, such as the Oostvaardersplassen and Horsterwold, wonderful beaches, great cities with modern architecture, museums for young and old, and the largest flower bulb region in Holland!

Things to do

Eating & drinking

Are you going to eat a lovely fish dinner in the traditional fishing village of Urk or would you prefer a terrace with a view of the Noorderplassen in Almere? There are many places with a view of the water in Flevoland. The Houtribdijk dam connects the province with North Holland on the other side. On the docks in Lelystad, there are several restaurants where you can enjoy the view of the Markermeer and Lake IJssel.

Food & Drink

Eating by the water’s edge in Flevoland

Flevoland has the most special places where you can eat at the water’s edge. Take a look at our tips here!

Where to stay

Hotels in Flevoland

Check out the wide array of hotels, B&Bs and apartments in and around Flevoland. Enjoy the multifaceted destination of Flevoland with its beautiful natural landscapes, history, water sports activities, and modern architecture.

Sleep between the rollercoasters!

Want to stick around after a day at Walibi? You can! The amusement park has its own holiday park, where you will literally be sleeping between the rollercoasters. Young and old will have fun at the holiday park, for instance in the indoor swimming pool and recreation space.

Spend the night on the water in Flevoland

Sleep inside a floating ‘water bubble’ or wake up to a gorgeous view of the water.

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The polder area of Flevoland

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Marker Wadden

Sail to the freshwater wadden islands in Markermeer lake, the youngest part of Flevoland.

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Places to visit in Flevoland:

Sights to see

Schokland

Visit this former island in Flevoland and discover its many monuments and archaeological treasures.

Urk

Visit this former Zuiderzee island and discover Urk’s unique culture and history.

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Almere

A new city full of architectural highlights.

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Lelystad

Find out what the capital of Flevoland has to offer.

Flevoland details

Flevoland came into being in the 20th century when a dam transformed the Zuiderzee into the IJsselmeer lake, and is Holland’s newest province. And it’s beautiful!

Nature in Flevoland

Flevoland is characterized by beautiful nature reserves with unique flora and fauna. It has the biggest single deciduous forest in western Europe and wide open morass regions in which unique animals live. Countless waterfowl breed here, and you can even encounter several of Holland’s ‘big five’ wild animals (roe deer, red deer, wild boar, seal and beaver) on a regular basis.

Activities in Flevoland

There are a lot of cultural attractions in Flevoland as well. From UNESCO World Heritage Site Schokland and the former island of Urk, to museums like Bataviawerf and Nieuw Land Erfgoedmuseum in Lelystad, where you can learn all about the beginnings of Flevoland. Moreover, the city of Almere is one of the three architectural cities in Holland where you can also enjoy great beaches for recreational and water sports activities. If you like shopping, then don't miss out on Bataviastad, Holland’s biggest fashion outlet! In short, Flevoland is a multifaceted destination for a great holiday with the entire family.

Accessibility of Flevoland

The province of Flevoland is easily accessible by public transport and car. From Amsterdam, it is a 20 minute drive to Flevoland. From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can get to Lelystad by public transport in just one hour. There is also a direct train connection from Amsterdam to Almere and Lelystad.

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