Een vakantiehuis in "man made" provincie Flevoland
Flevoland is the youngest and smallest province in the Netherlands in terms of surface area. The province is characterized by its taut polder landscape, but there is so much more to discover. How about the beautiful nature such as the Oostvaardersplassen or hunting for a healthy dose of adrenaline in the roller coasters of Walibi. There is plenty to do in the only 'man-made' province of the Netherlands!
The province of Flevoland has a lot to offer for every holidaymaker. Due to the low population density, there are very beautiful nature reserves where the animals have plenty of space to live side by side in harmony. In addition, the long, extensive polders offer beautiful views over the vast landscape. Besides nature there is also a lot of culture to be found, such as the beautiful fishing village Urk or the aviation museum Aviodrome. Would you prefer a day of shopping? Then go to Bataviastad, the first fashion outlet in the Netherlands! Whatever holiday plans you have, you can do it all in Flevoland!
The largest polder in the world
Flevoland was created because the Zuiderzee was closed off from the IJsselmeer and partly reclaimed. This was called the Zuiderzee Project and was a gigantic reclamation project, making the province the largest polder in the world! On January 1st 1986, the new province of Flevoland was added to the Netherlands. The area, which used to be just water, now has beautiful landscapes, nature and places of interest. Discover how beautiful the youngest province in the Netherlands can be!
Human nature reserve
The Oostvaardersplassen is an area of more than 5600 m2 where tens of thousands of birds rest and refuel for the journey south each year, or use the ponds as a breeding ground. In addition, you can come face to face with the animals that call the Oostvaardersplassen their home, such as wild horses, cattle and red deer that cross the large, open plains. Because of the peace, quietness and space, more and more different animal species are attracted to the nature reserve, which only enhances the biodiversity and splendour of the area!
Pushing boundaries in Walibi
For those looking for excitement and a healthy dose of adrenaline, there is Walibi Holland amusement park in Biddinghuizen. Here you will find more than 30 rides for all ages. Whether you prefer to ride a roller coaster or take it easy, there is something for everyone!
At Flevoland you immediately think of Lelystad. The city is named after Cornelis Lely, the spiritual inventor of the Zuiderzee works. In the capital of Flevoland you will find Batavialand, where the Batavia shipyard is located. Here is a reconstruction of the VOC ship Batavia, Michiel De Ruyter's flagship! Batavialand takes you to the trade of the 17th century where you stand on the trading quay between the hustle and bustle of the market and stalls!
Do you prefer a day of shopping? Next to Batavialand is Bataviastad Fashion Outlet, the first fashion outlet in the Netherlands. For the real bargain hunter you are in the right place here with more than 150 shops and at least 30% discount on all top brands!
Make the most of your visit to Batavia and kill two birds with one stone by visiting the aviation museum Aviodrome. Here you can learn and see everything about aviation past and present. Look up, see everything from above, or get your pilot's license. It's all possible in Aviodrome!
Take a journey back in time
The villages of Schokland and Urk are located in the northeastern polder. In Schokland there are many national monuments and more than 160 archaeological sites that show the development and culture of the inhabitants. Footprints dating back 4000 years have been found! This makes the village a unique location to take a closer look! Nearby there is also the picturesque Urk, where the ancient history is still noticeable everywhere. In this charming fishing village they speak with their own dialect and you can walk through the old alleys after which you can eat a delicious fish at the harbor. The inhabitants are very religious so it is advisable to go on weekdays or Saturdays, as Sunday is seen as a day of rest!