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Lelystad's most beautiful

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Get on your bike at the outdoor center of the Oostvaardersplassen and discover Lelystad at its best. The 'Lelystads most beautiful' cycling route takes you for 35 kilometers along beautiful nature reserves and the highlights of the city, such as Werkeiland, the Bat

Get on your bike at the outdoor center of the Oostvaardersplassen and discover Lelystad at its best. The bicycle route 'Lelystads prettiest' takes you for 35 kilometers along beautiful nature reserves and the highlights of the city, such as Werkeiland, the Bataviakwartier and Nature Park Lelystad.

Lelystad is a city of space. Room to relax. To enjoy the nature that is reflected in every aspect of the city. Room for tension and relaxation. And space for perfectly accessible bike paths and wonderful bike rides. Hop on and discover Lelystad at its best with this route. 

Oostvaardersplassen
The starting point of the route is immediately a unique experience. The pristine wetland area gives a great impression of the Dutch landscape from thousands of years ago. The vast pools and wild grasslands provide space for large grazers and countless birds.

Work island
Experience Lelystad's history at Werkeiland, the place where engineer Lely's plan to reclaim land from water was started. This is the place where the reclamation of Eastern Flevoland started. Breathe in the rich history, cycling past the original barracks, the Wortman pumping station and the difference in height at the lock.

Bataviakwartier
The Bataviakwartier offers countless possibilities. With more than 250 well-known fashion brands, Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet is a true shopping paradise for real bargain hunters. You immerse yourself in national history by visiting Batavialand. Experience the history in the museum, on the wharf and on board the reconstruction of the old VOC ship the Batavia. The boulevard at the Bataviahaven is an excellent place to unwind and relax with a snack or drink overlooking the water. Time for a few extra kilometers? Take a closer look at Exposure landscape artwork! This 26 meter high 'crouching man' by artist Antony Gormley consists of 1800 unique steel profiles and is even more impressive up close.

Beach and forest
Lelystad is one of the largest municipalities in the Netherlands, partly because of the large amount of water and nature that belong to the territory. Did you know that two thirds of Lelystad consists of water? This is beautifully symbolized by the Houtribhoekstrand and the Zuigerplasbos. At Houtribhoekstrand you can enjoy the view of the IJsselmeer. Close by is the Zuigerplasbos, which was created by the extraction of the sand that was used for the construction of the dike along the IJsselmeer. The green landscape of the Zuigerplasbos offers a variety of lawns, groups of trees and shrubs. This variety means that the grounds are inhabited by several small songbirds and that the fields are filled with colorful butterflies in the summer months.

City center Lelystad
The route continues through the city center of Lelystad. In the Stadshart you will find various architectural works that show that Lelystad is still a young city where a lot is possible. The striking Agora Theater and the Zilverparkkade are good examples of this. The diamond-shaped orange building called Agora Theater was designed by Ben van Berkel, designer of the Erasmus Bridge, among others. High-profile architecture with lots of space, light and luxury was the starting point for the Zilverkade. All offices and residential towers have a great diversity in architecture, because they are designed by different architects.

Nature Park Lelystad
Cycle through Lelystad Nature Park and come face to face with red deer, Przewalski horses or even moose. Nowhere else can you get so close to these special animal species. Nature Park Lelystad is the location to experience the space, tranquility and the beautiful Flevoland nature.

Would you like to know more about the various attractions along the way? Take a look at www.vvvlelystad.nl

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Starting point of the route

Kitsweg 1
8218 AA Lelystad

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Oostvaardersplassen outdoor center

Buitencentrum Oostvaardersplassen is the starting point for a voyage of discovery through the Oostvaardersplassen. Several walking and cycling routes, numerous excursions and other activities start. Restaurants can also be found in the visitor center.

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Club Port Side

Club Port Side is located in the Lelystad Haven Marina, directly on the main jetty. Once you walk across the dike, you imagine yourself in a completely different world.

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Exposure - Anthony Gormley

On a breakwater on the coast of Lelystad is a statue almost 26 meters high: Exposure. It consists of 1800 bars of metal. The artwork was designed by British artist Antony Gormley.

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Bataviahaven

A new port has arisen in the heart of the former Zuiderzee: Bataviahaven near Lelystad. An ideal port of call for your (sailing) ship and charter and passenger shipping, with all conceivable facilities and numerous attractions in the immediate vicinity.

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The Roads of Bataviahaven

Enjoy a varied menu at restaurant De Rede on the beautiful Bataviahaven. Look out over the cozy harbor basin and the breathtaking views. The restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu with delicious food and something for everyone.

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Las Tapas - Bar & restaurant *CLOSED*

*CLOSED* Enjoy authentic Spanish tapas on our boulevard!

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Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet

Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet: the unique shopping experience close to nature.

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To ut Water

Do you want an atmospheric and cozy dinner, meeting or perhaps a high tea? Would you like to enjoy Flevoland hospitality in a warm atmosphere, overlooking a dynamic marina? It's all possible at Restaurant Aan ut Water.

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Gusto Del Porto

Italian food at the marina? It is possible in Lelystad! Located in the marina Deko Marina is the Italian restaurant Gusto Del Porto.

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Houtribhoek beach

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Piston puddle forest

Walking around the Zuigerplas

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City center

The main shopping center of Lelystad will become, more than ever, the bustling center of Lelystad in the coming years.

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Nature Park Lelystad

Special animals in a natural environment!

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Hajé restaurant Natural Park

Hajé restaurant Natuurpark is located in the heart of Nature Park Lelystad. A versatile location for a cup of coffee and cake, a tasty, healthy lunch, but also for parties, parties and anniversaries.

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Oostvaardersplassen outdoor center

Buitencentrum Oostvaardersplassen is the starting point for a voyage of discovery through the Oostvaardersplassen. Several walking and cycling routes, numerous excursions and other activities start. Restaurants can also be found in the visitor center.

End point of the route

Kitsweg 1
8218 AA Lelystad

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