- Created: 19 augustus 2020 08:19
- Updated: 1 september 2020 13:00
- Distance 43.41 km
- Time 10 h 51 min
- Speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude -7 m
- Peak 9 m
- Climb 185 m
- Descent 185 m
- Distance Instructions
1. Lelystad Centrum
2. Knooppunt 55
3. Knooppunt 64
Have you ever been to a city on the seabed? Lelystad is not quite Atlantis but is the youngest coastal city in the Netherlands. Named after Cornelis Lely, a politician and civil engineer. He designed the Zuiderzee Works, turning the Zuider Zee (Southern Sea) into a lake and converting the seabed into dry land. The first part of the route runs through the Boswijk neighbourhood following the Gelderse Diep (canal).
5. Knooppunt 89
6. Knooppunt 88
7. Knooppunt 87
8. Knooppunt 86
9. Natuurpark Lelystad
Soon you’re cycling in Natuurpark Lelystad. Otters, storks, wild boars, elks, European bison, Père David’s deer (native to China). With all this nature, they’re not always easy to find. Helpfully, the otters are fed daily at 15:00 pm.
The foresters at the visitor centre (12:00 - 17:00) will be happy to tell you all about the park and the latest animal news.
Hajé restaurant (10:30 – 17:00) is located at the heart of the park. Perfect for coffee or a tasty, healthy lunch.
10. Knooppunt 85
11. Knooppunt 84
12. Knooppunt 70
13. Exploration Detour: Aviodrome
From cycling to flying: Aviodrome is a nice detour.
Flight simulators, 4D cinema experience and a unique collection of over 100 planes.
14. Knooppunt 79
15. Knooppunt 73
16. Knooppunt 59
17. Knooppunt 91
18. Hollandse Hout
This forest was planted in 1971 with high poplars and lies four meters below sealevel.
19. Knooppunt 8
20. Knooppunt 20
21. The Oostvaardersplassen Visitors Centre
This information centre is the perfect starting point for various hiking and cycling routes.
The restaurant’s terrace or the adjacent crow’s nest have a magnificent view over the ponds. With a bit of luck, you can spot the only nesting white-tailed eagles in the country,
which have become the icon of the New Land National Park.
22. Knooppunt 23
23. Knooppunt 24
24. Knooppunt 25
25. Historic werkeiland
Land reclamation of Eastern Flevoland started in 1950 from a “work island” in the middle of the IJsselmeer. Dikes were constructed, a harbour created and wooden barracks built. Soon followed by stone buildings. The complex is now recognized as a municipal monument.
26. Knooppunt 30
27. Knooppunt 32
Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indies, named after the Batavians, the Roman name for the Low Countries. Batavialand brings the Dutch relationship with water to life. Reclamation, dike building, expeditions around the world and overseas trade. From here, several ferries can take you to the newest land in the area: the Marker Wadden.
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30. Experience Detour: Houtribsluizen and Exposure
The new land landscape and the Flevoland high voltage pylons as a nervous system were the source of inspiration for Exposure, a gigantic land art sculpture by Antony Gormley. It will react over time to the changing environment such as the rising of the sea level.
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32. Knooppunt 36
33. Knooppunt 39
34. Knooppunt 38
35. Knooppunt 37
36. Back to City Centre
Visit one of the many restaurants to eat and drink. Train leaves from here for Amsterdam.
Start of Route
38. Lelystad Centre – Natuurpark Lelystad 7,7 km (± 27 mins)
39. Natuurpark Lelystad – Oostvaardersplassen 13,8 km (± 48 mins)
40. Oostvaardersplassen - CITY CENTRE 12,5 km (± 43 mins)
A unique nature reserve of international importance as a swamp and habitat for birds.
Large herds of Heck cattle, Konik horses (originally from Poland) and red deer are grazing in the grassy area and are visible from various viewpoints around the reserve.