Capital of Flevoland
Flevoland, clearly different
Flevoland, made by and for people.
You have to dare to build an entire province from scratch. Yet this is how Flevoland was created: man-made land, more than four meters below sea level, protected by kilometers of dike. And Flevoland is never finished. That's because of the twentieth-century soil underfoot. That does something to the people who live here. Nowhere is there more room for new ideas than here. Because Flevolanders know: the sky is the limit.
Just do it
The three polders of Flevoland together form the largest piece of man-made land in the world. The islands that were already in the Zuiderzee (Schokland and Urk) were included in the new land during the reclamation. This is where things arise that are unthinkable elsewhere. Like a skating rink of three kilometers of artificial ice, just in the open air. We just build windmills to break the wind. And if a dike needs to be strengthened, we will do it in a completely new way.
Conceived land, wild land
Everything originated at the drawing board. The tight agricultural land. The straight roads. The canals. And also nature. The conceived nature areas have become wild polder. For example, the largest wetland area in the Nieuw Land National Park or the largest continuous deciduous forest in the Netherlands. We now make the Marker Wadden in the wide water that surrounds Flevoland. For example, we attract more fish and birds to the Markermeer. We see that nature is already doing its own thing there.
When the tulip and rapeseed fields bloom, Flevoland turns colorful. Our local food is shipped all over the world. And between the fields people realize their ideals. For example by creating quirky and sometimes even edible estates. We make what we want ourselves. That's how we do it in Flevoland.
Not one landscape in the Netherlands breathes the twentieth century like Flevoland. The contemporary polder cities are partly architecture museums, where world-famous architects such as Rem Koolhaas helped build. Experimental designers show their work here. And nowhere in the world can you discover so much spectacular landscape art in one day. The province is constantly renewing. Modernizing the ports and the airport, the Floriade is under construction and people are building their own houses. Here is even the space to create your own neighborhood together.
Flevoland, incomparable country
Flevoland, at the bottom of the former Zuiderzee, resembles nothing that already exists. Flevoland is clearly different. Yet you recognize that immediately when you enter the province. The clear lines, that space, that modern; this can only be Flevoland.