Explore the beautiful town of Lelystad in Holland
Lelystad, located in central Holland, is the capital of Flevoland province. Established in 1967, the city was named for Cornelius Lely, the engineer of the Afsluidijk project. Lelystad is popular amongst tourists due to its natural and historical attractions and is also well-known for the Lelystad biomass power generation station.
Lelystad has many stunning natural areas. The city is encircled by woodlands and farmland. Markemeer Lake is used as a freshwater reservoir and serves as an area of recreational and ecological importance. Ijsselmeer Lake is its smaller sibling. World-renowned Oostvaardersplassen is a nature park in Lelystad which sprung up out of a drained polder.
A fascinating attraction in Holland's Lelystad is the National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome, located at the airport. The impressive Aviodrome takes visitor's back in time through the history of aviation. A permanent exhibition starts in 1896, providing extensive information of great events in Dutch aviation. View historic aircraft in this interactive environment. Visitors can hop aboard the 'Pelikaan' and discover what early passenger air travel was like. Experiment and learn how aircraft are able to fly or enjoy the 'top-down' theater. The Aviodrome also includes fantastic theme park where you can view exciting aviation films. Aviodromes' flight simulator is an experience not to be missed.
Visitors will also be thoroughly impressed by the Batavia Yard in Lelystad. It features a replica of the "Batavia", a ship from the 17th century. Sections of the yard can be explored by visitors who can also make their way to the Dutch Institute for Navigation Archeology. Tourists should also consider visiting Nieuw Land Poldermusem and Hanzestad Compagnie.
Tourists can enjoy a pleasant stay in Lelystad as the infrastructure is well-developed and hotels in Lelystad offer excellent accommodation. Transport both inter- and intra-city is brilliant with the Lelystad business airport, the inland port, Station Lelystad Centrum (rail) and well-maintained roadways. Lelystad's hotels vary in price and services. From cheap hotels in Lelystad to 5-star approved hotels in Lelystad, visitors will find the ideal accommodation to suit both their requirements and their budget.
Holland's Lelystad is a wonderful city where visitors can choose from an abundance of activities and attractions.