Water sports are alive in Lelystad! And what better place for kite surfing than on a brand new beach, along a beautiful view of our iconic Exposure and the Houtrib locks on the Markermeer! In recent years, the Province of Flevoland, together with Rijkswaterstaat, a group of enthusiastic kite surfers from the Hoekipa Dijk Foundation, local wind and kite surfers and other stakeholders, have worked hard on the realization of a 400-meter-long beach intended for small water sports. Or of course to just get a breath of fresh air.
Next to this beach is a huge crouching iron man. This 26 meter high steel giant gazes eternally from the Bataviahaven in Lelystad, on the border of land and water, towards the Markemeer, a clever example of technology. With his appearance he lures you from afar. He seems to be entering a different, curious dimension with the ever-changing Dutch skies as a backdrop. Does he also raise questions for you? Do pay him a visit, but know that he will let you go without answering your questions.