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'''Lelystad''' is in [[Flevoland]].
  
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==Get in==
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By train, by bus or by car: Busses to [[Kampen]], Emmeloord, Heerenveen and [[Groningen]], trains to [[Almere]] and beyond.
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==Get around==
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==See==
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Lelystad has several tourist attractions like:
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* The replica of the 17th-century ship ''[[Batavia (ship)|Batavia]]'' at the [http://www.bataviawerf.nl/en/index.html Batavia Shipyard].
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* [http://www.bataviastad.nl Batavia Stad outlet shopping] center ([http://www.bataviastadphase2.nl Batavia Stad Outlet expansion to the waterfront]).
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* [http://www.hanzestad.com/ Hanzestad Compagnie] a fleet of historical sailingships
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* [http://www.pbase.com/gorpie/natuurpark_lelystad Nature Park Lelystad]
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* [http://www.aviodrome.nl/english/ National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome]
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==Do==
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Lelystad has many one-day events like the [http://www.airshowlelystad.nl/ Airshow Lelystad], the [http://www.waterfestival.nl/Thuishaven/ Waterfestival], the [http://www.oldtimerdaglelystad.nl/ National oldtimerday], [http://www.speedwaylelystad.nl/ speedwayraces], Architecture day and several sports events. On the Midland Circuit many [[auto racing|motor]]-, [[karting]]- and [[stock car racing]] events and several autoclub meetings are held. At the coast there are several marinas.
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===Oostvaardersplassen===
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The '''Oostvaarderplassen''' is a nature reserve in the Netherlands between [[Lelystad]] and [[Almere]]. Despite its age, the polder only became dry in 1968, it has an international importance as a European wetland. The Oostvaardersplassen can be divided into two areas, the wet and dry areas. In the wet area along the Markermeer, there are large reedlands on clay, where moulting geese often feed. This area is also home to cormorants, spoonbills, white herons and the Great Bittern, among many other animals. The dry area was originally a habitat for willow trees. The first year hundreds of seedlings could be found on a square metre. The area is kept open by konik, deer and Heck cattle. These big grazers are kept out in the open all year round without supplemental feeding. The theory is that in time, the current open landscape will evolve into a natural forest. The only big grazers missing are the moose and the wisent (European bison). It is unlikely that the moose will be introduced but there is hope for the wisent as it fills a different niche from Heck cattle.
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The Oostvaardersplassen today covers 5600 ha, of which 3600 ha are marshland and 2000 ha are grasslands and roughs. The area is an integrated mosaic of eight ecological types of landscape varying from a very wet zone to a dry one and open water and wet grassland to spontaneously grown woodland. The marshlands can be devided into three different landscapes: one-third is large scale open water, one-third is a combination of shallow lakes and mudflats with varying vegetation and one-third is almost exclusively covered with reeds.
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The Oostvaardersplassen are perfect for '''birdwatching'''. You can find more information on [http://www.birdsnetherlands.nl].
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==Buy==
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Batavia-stad outlet shopping (near the Batavia).
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Sleep==
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==Get out==
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[[WikiPedia:Lelystad]]
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[[nl:Lelystad]]

Revision as of 16:16, 23 November 2012

Lelystad is in Flevoland.

Contents

Get in

By train, by bus or by car: Busses to Kampen, Emmeloord, Heerenveen and Groningen, trains to Almere and beyond.

Get around

See

Lelystad has several tourist attractions like:

Do

Lelystad has many one-day events like the Airshow Lelystad, the Waterfestival, the National oldtimerday, speedwayraces, Architecture day and several sports events. On the Midland Circuit many motor-, karting- and stock car racing events and several autoclub meetings are held. At the coast there are several marinas.

Oostvaardersplassen

The Oostvaarderplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands between Lelystad and Almere. Despite its age, the polder only became dry in 1968, it has an international importance as a European wetland. The Oostvaardersplassen can be divided into two areas, the wet and dry areas. In the wet area along the Markermeer, there are large reedlands on clay, where moulting geese often feed. This area is also home to cormorants, spoonbills, white herons and the Great Bittern, among many other animals. The dry area was originally a habitat for willow trees. The first year hundreds of seedlings could be found on a square metre. The area is kept open by konik, deer and Heck cattle. These big grazers are kept out in the open all year round without supplemental feeding. The theory is that in time, the current open landscape will evolve into a natural forest. The only big grazers missing are the moose and the wisent (European bison). It is unlikely that the moose will be introduced but there is hope for the wisent as it fills a different niche from Heck cattle.

The Oostvaardersplassen today covers 5600 ha, of which 3600 ha are marshland and 2000 ha are grasslands and roughs. The area is an integrated mosaic of eight ecological types of landscape varying from a very wet zone to a dry one and open water and wet grassland to spontaneously grown woodland. The marshlands can be devided into three different landscapes: one-third is large scale open water, one-third is a combination of shallow lakes and mudflats with varying vegetation and one-third is almost exclusively covered with reeds.

The Oostvaardersplassen are perfect for birdwatching. You can find more information on [1].

Buy

Batavia-stad outlet shopping (near the Batavia).

Eat

Drink

Sleep


Get out

Routes through Lelystad
HeerenveenUrk  N noframe S  AlmereMuiden




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