New Land Experience Oostvaardersplassen


30/06 to 27/10

Bushalte in de Bataviahaven, tegenover Restaurant De Rede

Sunday 26 May 2024 to Sunday 27 October 2024

Join the Nieuw Land Experience and discover the Oostvaardersplassen and the Nieuw Land National Park By land, at sea and virtually by air! We will pick you up at the bus stop in the Bataviahaven in Lelystad and then take you with the Nieuw Land bus across the Oostvaardersdijk to the historic working island of Lelystad. You pass Gemaal Wortman and the Noordersluis and you hear more about the work island houses on the work island. The guide on the bus takes you on a journey through the reclamation of Flevoland: New Land on the seabed. In a surprising VR film you fly virtually over the Oostvaardersplassen.

The bus will take you further to the visitor center of the Oostvaardersplassen. After a short sanitary stop at the visitor center, where there is some time to shop and enjoy the view of the Oostvaardersplassen, you will be met by the guide from Staatsbosbeheer. The guide takes you for a walk (approx. 1.5 – 2 hours) through the Oostvaardersplassen (Oostvaardersveld). The walk ends at the Knarsluis, where ms Nieuw Land is located. On board there is an opportunity to eat and drink something. Along the way, the education guide tells the story of Nieuw Land on the seabed and you can visit the exhibition on this subject for free in the captains room. Historical books and documents about the reclamation of the Zuiderzee are available for inspection here.

The cruise ends spectacularly with the passage through the Noordersluis with a drop of no less than 6 meters. Ms Nieuw Land moors at the jetty of Voc ship De Batavia at Batavialand in the Bataviakwartier. 

Date Time

Sunday, May 26, 2024

10:20 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday, June 30, 2024

10:20 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday, July 28, 2024

10:20 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday, August 18, 2024

10:20 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday, Oct 27, 2024

10:20 am - 3:30 pm

  • Area: Oostvaardersplassen
  • Price: €39.50
  • Child up to 12 years: € 29.50
  • Age: from 9 years
  • Duration: ± 5 hours

This tour includes:

  • New Land Bus transfer with VR experience
  • Oostvaardersplassen visitor center
  • Guided tour Oostvaardersveld – Oostvaardersplassen
  • Cruise ms Nieuw Land towards Bataviakwartier

Optional package that can be booked

  • Boat trip / drink tea € 6.50
    Coffee/tea with apple pie 
  • Polder Expedition lunch on board (vegetarian also possible) € 17.50
    2 x luxury sandwiches (healthy/brie or humus)
    Metal water bottle with carabiner filled with water
    Bottle of Flevo juice
    Whopper stroopwafels
    Fruit from the polder
    Potato salad
    Packed in expedition backpack
  • Salmon from the polder € 12.50
    Slice of lukewarm smoked salmon
    Bottle of Flevo juice
    Kaiser roll
    Potato salad
    Herb butter


Bushalte in de Bataviahaven, tegenover Restaurant De Rede
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