Lelystad Tourist Attractions
Lelystad, capital of the province, lies on the IJsselmeer. Although it was founded only in 1967, it already has a large population. The layout - which is not without its critics - has been designed in accordance with modern town planning principles (e.g. separation of traffic routes according to type of use, service facilities in town center). The Nieuwe Land ("New Land") Museum, which gave an interesting account of the drainage and development of the polder, was unfortunately burned down in 1986 and has not been rebuilt. To the north of the town are the 143m/470ft high chimneys of a power station fueled by natural gas. In the Expositiegebouw in the harbor area is the information center of the two state agencies responsible for the Zuiderzeewerken and the IJsselmeerpolder. Nearby, at the Houtribsluizen (locks), is the end of the Lelystad-Enkhuizen dike, 31km/19mi long, built in 1975 to close off the Markerwaard polder in the southwest corner of the IJsselmeer.Round Lelystad are a number of biological institutes and a fish hatchery.Lelystad has a number of tourist attractions such as a replica 17th century ship, the Batavia, and the Aviodrome, a national aviation park. There are also numerous one-day events throughout the year such as sports, an air show and a vintage car show.
Batavia Sailing Ship
The Batavia, an old sailing ship, was restored by Master shipbuilder Willem Vos along with a group of others, who researched historical sources to come up with the most accurate reconstruction.
Address: Oostvaardersdijk 1-9, Lelystad, Flevoland 8200, Netherlands
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €9.00, Senior over 65 €7.00, Child 12 & under €4.50, Child 6 & under FREE
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Nederlands Sportmuseum Olympion
Sport moments can be relived through movies, photos, and old newspaper articles at the Nederlands Sportmuseum Olympion. Visitors can try their hand at cycling, playing billiards and rowing.
Address: Museumweg 10, Lelystad, Flevoland 8242 PD, Netherlands
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm; Sat: 12pm-5pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Dutch National Day (Apr 30), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), New Year's Eve (Dec 31)
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €4.50, Child 12 & under €3.50
The Poldermuseum focuses on the draining, cultivation and organization of IJsselmeer polders for various uses.
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