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Dutch shipbuilding in the 17th century - The Batavia Shipyard in Lelystad

Dutch shipbuilding in the 17th century - The Batavia Yard The Batavia Wharf (The Batavia Shipyard) in Lelystad is a centre for traditional shipbuilding. From 1985 to 1995 more than 200 young people worked on an authentic reconstruction of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) merchantship Batavia from 1628. Batavia was shipwrecked on her maiden voyage, and was made famous by the subsequent mutiny and massacre that took place among the...

Aviodrome Historic Aircraft

Aviodrome Historic Aircraft Fokker F27 'Friendship' he Fokker Friendship is one of the most important milestones in Dutch aviation history. Don't let the modern looks fool you, it is a historic plane. You can experience a flight as though it where the 1950s, even the interior is original! The authentic toilet, the open overhead bins and the original galley are good examples of that. Our Friendship was...

Aviodrome For Kids

Aviodrome For Kids The Aviodrome is always exciting! At the start you will step into a real time machine! You enter in a big machine, which looks curiously like an elevator. It is dark. Then the show begins! You will see aviation history flying by, complete with sounds and motion! There is also a children's corner where the little ones can play and fold paper aeroplanes. You can take one of the...

National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome (Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome) at Lelystad Airport

National Aviation Theme Park and Museum Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport Take flight at the Aviodrome - A day in the clouds Experience 100 intriguing aviation years in the National Aviation Theme Park and Museum Aviodrome (Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome) at Lelystad Airport (just 45 minutes from Amsterdam) in Flevoland province on the eastern side of the Zuider Zee, about 45 minutes drive from Amsterdam. The Aviodrome, with its very large...

Sailing trip on the Wadden Sea or IJssel lake by NAUPAR’s ships

Sailing trip on the Wadden Sea or IJssel lake by NAUPAR’s ships NAUPAR is short for nautical partners and is the result of the close cooperation between shipping companies ‘de Zeilvaart’, Hanzestad Compagnie, and Zeilvloot Lemmer Stavoren. Each of these shipping companies has over 35 years of experience in group vacations, tourism, and organizing business events. NAUPAR is an expert in the field of school outings, week- and weekend trips,...

Batavia Stad factory outlet shopping center, Lelystad

Stadspoort of Batavia Stad factory outlet shopping center, Lelystad BATAVIA STAD, near Lelystad, means factory outlet shopping in style. This outlet shopping center houses 132 shops selling Brand names. Featuring, among others, Sense Perfumes, Lacoste en Replay & Sons. All major fashion brands 30-70% cheaper. 100% fashionable ladies', men's and children's fashion, shoes, lingerie and sports & outdoor wear. All major brands at their...

The National Service for Cultural Heritage Lelystad (RCE Lelystad, formerly RACM Lelystad)

The National Service for Cultural Heritage Lelystad (RCE Lelystad) Do you want to know more about nautical and sub-aquatic archaeology? Then the National Service for Cultural Heritage Lelystad (RCE Lelystad, formerly RACM Lelystad) is the place to be! The RCE (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, formerly RACM Lelystad) is home to the largest nautical archaeological depot of the Netherlands. More than 30,000 artifacts are shown, all taken...

Wooden Shoe Clog Workshop and Museum (De Klompenmakerij), Zaanse Schans

Inside - Wooden Shoe Clog Workshop and Museum (De Klompenmakerij), Zaanse Schans Through the meadows, over a small bridge, the path leads you back to the starting point, the old storehouses 'De Kraai', 'De Bezem', 'De Lelie' and 'De Vrede'. The 'Vrede' warehouse is a former storage shed for grain and snuff. Part of the warehouse has been set up as a wooden shoe-museum, with one of the largest collections in Holland and now it accommodates a clog workshop,...

The Zaanse Schans Shipyard

The Zaanse Schans Shipyard The Zaanse Schans authentic houses, the historic shipyard, the clog-making demonstrations and, above all, the windmills, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Original shed of ship yard Brouwer at the Rustenburg in Zaandam end of the 18th century. The path leads through the marshy polderland, over a narrow bridge, to the ship-yard. A ship's carpenter is at work...

Pewter Workshop “De Tinkoepel” - Traditional Teahouse and Pewter Foundries

Pewter Workshop “De Tinkoepel” - Traditional Teahouse and Pewter Foundries On the left-hand side of the Clock-museum is a small teahouse. In the eighteenth century many merchants had tea-rooms like this at the back of their houses on the river Zaan. During the summer it was used for drinking tea and relaxing. This tea-room has Rococo-ornaments. The spade on the arms is the symbol of the family who first owned this building. The garden, in the French...

The Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans The Zaanse Schans. A combative name for a peaceful old Zaans neighborhood of of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. The Zaanse Schans is famous for his unique combination of wind mills and green wooden houses from the 17th century. A visit to the Zaanse Schans is an unforgettable experience. Visit mills...

De Overtuin (The Overgarden), Zaanse Schans

statuette at De Overtuin (The Overgarden), Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, Zaandam Over the road-ditch, there fore the name ‘over garden' style influenced by French garden architecture. Merchants who lived on the river Zaan often had a garden on the opposite side of the road: this ensured that they had an unobstructed view of the landscape, but it was also used as an ornamental garden. Landscape gardening was influenced by the French style. A statuette of ‘...

Restaurant Hope on d'Swarte Walvis (De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis), Zaanse Schans

Restaurant Hope on d'Swarte Walvis (De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis), Zaanse Schans Specialty restaurant; former orphanage from the 18th century; combined with a 19th century house and an 18th century herring net house, big terrace at the Zaan with a view on the Gortershoek; the side façade of the herring net house an a lot of antique tiling. A 19th-century local whaling ship, the "Hope for the Black Whale" occupies a refined brick building that now stands...

Bakery museum “In De Gecroonde Duyvekater” In Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

Bakery museum “In De Gecroonde Duyvekater” In Zaanse Schans, Zaandam 'In de Gecroonde Duyvekater' dating from 1658 houses a baker's shop with a 19th century interior, a bakery with an authentic oven and living accommodation. The shop and the bakery form a surprisingly intimate bakery museum. Wooden “duivekater” (sweet kind of bread) above the front door; marbled shop floor. Transported to Zaandijk in 1970, hanging between 2 breakdown Lorries....

Nature Museum E. Heimans (Nature education centre) And Other Kids Activities In Zaandam

Nature Museum E. Heimans (Nature education centre) And Other Kids Activities In Zaandam The Nature Museum E. Heimans holds collections of mammals, aquatic fauna, bones & teeth, insects, eggs, birds, curiosities and a museum archive. The permanent exposition has the theme 'Nature in the City'. The museum also informs on the flora and fauna of the peat bogs of the area of the Zaan. The collection holds specimens of mainly marine species and some freshwater...
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