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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...

Training and Workshop at the Batavia Yard

Training and Workshop at the Batavia Yard For many, the shipbuilding projects at Batavia Yard are a successful first step and stepping stone to paid employment, training or self-employment. ‘Straight to work' is Batavia Yard's motto. Under the supervision of instructors, the participants gain experience and derive enjoyment from the work, recognizing new opportunities in their lives. The ships Batavia and De Zeven...

Emergency services In Zaan- Region

Emergency services In Zaan- Region The several emergency services (police, fire brigade, hospital and ambulance) have placed their phone numbers and information here: Ambulance: 112 Fire brigade: 112 Police: 112 (or 0900-8844 if there is no hurry) Family doctor: 075-6533000 Dentist: 075-6701701 Hospital: Zaans Medical Center "De Heel" Koningin Julianaplein 58 1502 DV Zaandam Telephone number: +31-(0)75- 650...

Public transport and overnight stay In Zaan- Region

Bus Station, Zaandam You can reach the Zaan-region (by car, bus, train and boat) and where you can stay overnight (hotels, camping’s). And of course also you can be reached by boat very well and where you can moor and fill up. Public transport and taxi's You can reach the Zaan-region very well by train and bus. At the railway stations are several bus lines to bring you to your destination. And of...

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region Het Twiske Recreation area is situated north of Amsterdam, between Zaanstad and Purmerend. In the wide area Het Twiske is being mentioned on ANWB traffic signs. The area owes it’s name to a little river named the Twiske, which formed an open connection between Wormer and the IJ-river. This recreation area of 650 ha is being managed by Recreationship “het Twiske”. The vast...

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...

Albert Heijn - Museum, Antique Grocery and Supermarket Chain

Albert Heijn logo is a stylised "ah". Built about 1820; junction of 2 houses; inventory from the old grocery’s shop of Albert Heijn. Original installation Albert Heijn shop Oostzaan. Opened in 1976. The shop is characteristic of a 19th century grocery-shop. The shop is full of interesting smells which remind one of days gone past. In this beautiful listed building is the faithfully detailed reconstruction of the...

Sights/Places Of Interest In Zaan-region

Sights/Places of interest in Zaan-region Who wants to visit the Zaan-region, has to make choices. Are you interested in exteriors, mills, museums, The Zaanse Schans, the beautiful Zaanse scenery or recreation and not to forget the colorful history of the Zaan-region? (There is so much to do and to see in the Zaan-region, that you may consider staying here for a couple of days). Go for a cycle tour, which brings you...

Mill De Twiskemolen (Twiske-mill), Landsmeer

De Twiskemolen (Twiske-mill), Landsmeer “De Twiskemolen” (Twiske-mill) on the background is an octagonal binnenkruier (windmill of which the inside works is movable), build around 1578. In 1973-1974 it was put on its current place and since then it is put in operation regularly to drain the 650 hectare large Twiske-polder with its mortar, as under-draining of the polder Oostzaan. The mill stood in Barsingerhorn till...
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