Art with a very big A
Art is given plenty of space in and around Lelystad. In the city, art lovers can enjoy unique Street Art with a local touch. Works by artists FAKE and Sidney Waerts can be seen on three large walls in the city center. Artists who have more than earned their spurs abroad and who have returned to beautify their native soil. Just outside the city you will find unique Land Art. The Exposure designed by Antony Gormley. A crouching man who keeps a close eye on Lelystad from the border between land and water. Just as special is the Observatory artwork, a combination of art and architecture that makes the changes of the seasons tangible. On a number of fixed days a year, the sun shines right through the artwork.
Overview Land art in Lelystad:
There are also more works of art in Lelystad.
In the middle of our city center you will find the highest basalt column in the world. On top of this column is a statue of Cornelis Lely, the founder of our city.
More information about our landscape artworks via the link below:
Murals and murals
In addition to the works of FAKE and Sidney Waerts, more murals can be found in the Stadshart and in the 't Lelycentre shopping center. Created by local and international artists.
Overview of murals in Lelystad:
Want to see our more than 10 beautiful wall murals? Then take a pleasant walk through the city.
More information about the murals via the link below:
Combine your visit with:
Restaurant Grand Café Aan ut Water
Give yourself the time and rest to let all impressions of Land Art sink in. And to reminisce about the moment you met the crouching man or visited the Observatory. Aan ut Water is the perfect place for this. Enjoy the delicious dishes and the soothing ticking of the masts of sailing ships.
Bed & Breakfast House of Steen
In Huis van Steen you spend the night, surrounded by beautiful views over the water. Through soothing nature. And through art. Because in addition to comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere, Huis van Steen also houses a sculpture garden and a gallery. Ideal for art lovers.
A trip to Lelystad may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you want to go out and about. That's a shame. This overview gives a good impression of the endless possibilities, click on the images for more information about the outings. So, look further and be surprised.