Lelystad, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Lelystad
Coat of arms of Lelystad

Number of inhabitants: 79.769
Number of national monuments: 1

Summary of Lelystad


The Ducat passage in Lelystad
The Ducat passage in Lelystad

Lelystad is a city on the Flevopolder and is named after Cornelis Lely, the so-called father of the Zuiderzee Works. The city was founded in 1967 and is therefore one of the youngest residences in the Netherlands with more than 75.000 inhabitants.


Interesting history of Lelystad


the Town Hall Square in Lelystad
the Town Hall Square in Lelystad

As mentioned before, Lelystad is one of the youngest residences in the Netherlands, old buildings will have to be moved to a place outside the polder. In the area as tip Kampen or Zwolle, Amsterdam is also easily accessible from Lelystad. Shopping center Bataviastad was built in a 17th century fortified town, but of course newly built. (See photo at Activities)


Lelystad Landmarks


The Batavia harbor in Lelystad
The Batavia harbor in Lelystad

There are no major attractions in this city. You can take a look at the Stadhuisplein, here is a large statue of Cornelis Lely. and I will take a look at Batavia city there is an old VOC ship at the Batavia shipyard.


Shopping in Lelystad


The center of Lelystad
The center of Lelystad

Feel like shopping? Then you are in the right place in Lelystad, the center is extensive enough for good shopping. There are shopping streets and passages to entertain you. There is also a shopping center Bataviastad outlet in Lelystad, which is also definitely worth a nice (outlet) shopping.

Lelystad
Shopping evening: Thursday

Always shopping Sunday
Bataviastad is open every day until 18:00


Things to do in Lelystad


The Aviodrome in Lelystad
The Aviodrome in Lelystad

If you want to enjoy culturally, Lelystad is the right place. There is much to do for adults, but also the youngsters among us who can have a great time, for example, go to one of the 3 museums, or enjoy one of the beautiful attractions that Lelystad has to offer. Of course you can also catch a nice movie in the cinema


MUSEUMS LELYSTADATTRACTIONS LELYSTAD
  • Batavialand/Bataviawerf At the Bataviawerf you wander over the decks of the authentic reconstruction of the VOC ship Batavia from 1628. Click here for the site.
  • Aviodrome, Discover 200 years of aviation history under 1 roof Inside & Outside. Click here
  • Oostvaardersplassen outdoor center. Click here for the site.
  • Bataviastad Fashion Outlet . Discounted clothing from various brands. Click here for the site.
CINEMAS LELYSTADTHEATERS LELYSTAD
  • Agora Lelystad, cinema with regular program. Click here for the website
  • Lelystad movie theater, cinema with special program. Click here for the website
  • Agora Lelystad. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Posa Lelystad. Click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Lelystad


Batavia Harbor in Lelystad
Batavia Harbor in Lelystad

Lelystad has three parks on the outskirts of the city: the Zuigerplasbos, Overijssel wood and Gelderse wood. Furthermore, Lelystad is located on the IJsselmeer and you can also enjoy a nice view over the water, at the waterfront you can also visit the Bataviawerf, Bataviastad and the Bataviahaven.


Steps in Lelystad


Batavia City in Lelystad
Batavia City in Lelystad


In Lelystad you can also go out, there are some small discos, bars and cafes. For the real good nightlife you can also easily reach Amsterdam or Utrecht.


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