Lelystad - What to do in Lelystad? The best tips - Holland.com
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Lelystad is only a few decades old, but despite her young life offers plenty of opportunities for a surprising day out. Because of its location on the waterfront there are many water sports facilities. Besides windsurfing and sailing Lelystad is also known for its history museums and shopping.

  • Visit Lelystad and discover the beautiful nature reserves, such as the nature reserve of the Oostvaardersplassen.
  • Learn more about the history of Flevoland at Batavialand and see the 17th century come to life.
  • Go shopping at Batavia Stad Outlet Center and buy fashion at the lowest prices.

Visit Lelystad

Lelystad is the capital of Flevoland. Besides shopping, water sport facilities, two history museums and a funpark, you can forget about time in its surrounding nature. The lakes Oostvaardersplassen and Natuurpark Lelystad present a wild landscape with swamps, dunes, grasslands and a varied wildlife, including hundreds of bird species and Przewalski's horses.

What to do in Lelystad?

Visit Lelystad and it's hard to ignore its rich past. Batavialand takes you on a trip through 7000 years of Dutch history. At the shipyard you can see the replicas of famous VOC vessels and even climb aboard. In the Batavialand museum, the prolific history that sailed the past and future of the Zuiderzee is uncovered.

People travel from far away to spend a day shopping at Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. A great funpark is Aviodrome, where the world of aviation is explained to young and old.

Spending the night in Lelystad

Are you searching for a hip design hotel, a romantic bed & breakfast, or a pleasant holiday home for your family? Lelystad has suitable accommodations for every taste and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect holiday here!

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