Lelystad is mainly known for Batavia Stad. Where the ship De Batavia is moored, but where you can also shop in Batavia Fashion Outlet. Nature is not far away either, because the Oostvaardersplassen and Lelystad Nature Park are just around the corner.
Lelystad is still young and has little history. Still, the city is worth it. You can enjoy shopping in one of the shopping centers such as Lelycentre or Palazzo. You can go out at disco Disco-Train or pop stage Corneel. A look at Aviation Museum Aviodrome is also recommended. Here you can admire numerous aircraft from earlier times. Furthermore, competitions are regularly organized on the Autoraces-Midland circuit.
The imposing replica of the seventeenth-century merchant ship De Batavia is moored in Batavia Stad in Lelystad. At the wharf you can hammer your own nail at the blacksmith, twist a rope yourself or feel how heavy the sails used to be. But the most fun is to take a look at the ship and in the hold and imagine how shippers sometimes lived here for months during their journey to the East Indies. Right next to the wharf is Batavia Fashion Outlet where you can stock A-brands at considerable discounts.
Lelystad is surrounded by nature. The Oostvaardersplassen with its wild Konik horses are best known, but the Lelystad nature park is also worth a visit. This is the habitat of bison, Father David's deer, moose, storks and small-clawed otters. You can visit the brand new Marker Wadden by taking the boat from Lelystad. The nature reserve includes five islands that are a paradise for fish and birds.