Lelystad and its region has so much to offer

Discover it all in one of the inspiring tours, developed especially for the river cruise market. And in Lelystad, we like to think in opportunities. If the packages do not offer what you’re looking for, we are more than happy to make you a tailor-made offer.

Lelystad, the capital city of the province of Flevoland, is located in the centre of the Netherlands. This unique city is built on reclaimed land and was Eastern Flevoland’s starting point. Lelystad is named after Cornelis Lely, who developed the revolutionary plan to close off the Zuiderzee and turn sea into land. Lelystad is approximately 3 metres (9.8 feet) below sea level.

Our Harbour Facilities

Bataviahaven Lelystad (Batavia harbour) is unique. Situated near the Houtrib locks at the crossroads of the IJsselmeer and Markermeer  it offers a unique logistic position. Bataviahaven is a more than interesting alternative to the busy port of Amsterdam. It’s a young port with modern facilities and a beautiful architecture. In the proximity of the Bataviahaven are several tourist destinations.


Half Day/Full day

Lelystad offers half day tours and full day tours, both are unique and adventurous. The half day tours are more suitable for smaller activities. A guided tour, bike tours, bustour or a complete shopping experience are examples of the half day activities.
It is also possible to enjoy a full day and combine Lelystad with a visit to surrounding area’s. What about a day to the Kröller Müller Museum and Giethoorn or the Afsluitdijk (enclosing dike) and Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen? The packages that Lelystad has to offer are different but equally fun.


Last but not least, Lelystad offers extra options. These are activities for small groups, couples and individuals. All of the activities can be customised to the needs of the customer.
Think about a 20 minute Helicopter sightseeing above Flevoland, a tour that you will remember for the rest of your life!

It is also possible to golf, go to Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet for shopping or fishing at Toms Creek.

Would you like to know more about the new and inspiring tours, developed especially for the river cruise market? Feel free to contact City Marketing Lelystad at Info@citymarketinglelystad.nl

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