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! Popular places in Flevoland are:
See & 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.
Where to stay
Places to visit in Flevoland:
Visit this former island in Flevoland and discover its many monuments and archaeological treasures.
Visit this former island in the Zuider Zee and discover the unique culture and history of Urk.
A new city full of architectural highlights.
Find out what the capital of Flevoland has to offer.
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.
Nieuw Land National Park
Discover extraordinary birds, new islands in Markermeer lake, and man-made nature below sea level!
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.