Welcome to Flevoland

Flevoland's uninspiring main hubs – Almere, Lelystad and Emmeloord – are laid out in unrelieved grid patterns; highlights here are the old fishing villages Urk and Schokland, and Lelystad's maritime- and aviation-focused museums.

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Flevoland activities

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Suggestions and ideas are: Durgerdam, Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam, Marken, the Zaanse Schans or Schermerhorn windmills, (authentic houses, a historic shipyard, a cheese and dairy farm, clog-making demonstrations, and lots of windmills), the enclosure dike and from Southern Sea into IJselmeer, Regained lands of Flevoland, Beemster Polder, the Delta Works water engineering after the floods of 1953, the Dutch master painter Vermeer's Delft, the Hague parliamentary buildings Ridderzaal and Binnenhof, the Royal family houses van Orange, International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Mauritshuis museum, the Kröller-Müller museum ‘s collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, Delft Blue pottery, Rotterdam’s skyline and port.

$97.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Giethoorn & the New Polders: Day Tour from Amsterdam

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to visit polders, the Ijsselmeer, and a village known as the Venice of the North. Your day begins with a 1-hour drive to Enk¬huizen, a quaint 17th century port town on the shores of the former Zuiderzee, now known as the IJsselmeer. Take a short stroll in Enkhuizen to get an impression of the old town before crossing the IJssel¬meer on a 20-kilometer-long dike. You’ll continue on through the reclaimed land, known as polders, passing the new town of Lelystad, the capital of Flevoland. The highlight of the full-day tour is a visit to the village of Giethoorn. It is known as the Venice of the North as canals serve as the streets of the village, and access is by boat only. You’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat ride through this lovely village, admiring the beautifully restored farm houses along the canals. There will also be some time to wander around Giethoorn on your own, or to take a break in one of the many cafés. On the way back to Amsterdam, you’ll pass through the scenic landscapes of the Flevoland region.

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