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Seafood in Urk

De Boet

Urk's finest restaurant serves multicourse menus (no à la carte) using seafood landed daily by the fishing fleet out front. Zuiderzee sole with jenever-steamed cockles, oysters with herring roe and smoked eel, and s…
Museum in Lelystad

Batavialand

Batavialand's centrepiece is a replica of a 17th-century Dutch merchant frigate, the Batavia, which took 10 years to reconstruct. The original was a 17th-century Titanic – big, expensive and supposedly unsinkable. T…
Historic Site in Flevoland

Schokland Museum

Schokland's islanders eked out an existence for hundreds of years on a long, narrow strip of land in the Zuiderzee. By the mid-19th century the clock had run out: fish prices plummeted and vicious storms were erodin…
Museum in Lelystad

Luchtvaart Themapark Aviodrome

Fronted by a reception area designed like an airport check-in counter, this hugely engaging museum has 70 historic aircraft on display, including a replica of the Wright Brother's 1902 Flyer, Baron von Richthofen's …
Lighthouse in Urk

Vuurtoren van Urk

Urk's 18.5m-high lighthouse was built in 1845, replacing a small stone tower where a coal fire guided ships into port. Climb 295 steps to the top for views of the town and the IJsselmeer.
Monument in Urk

Vissersmonument

Opposite the church by the water's edge you'll spot the Vissersmonument, a lonely statue of a woman in a billowing dress gazing seaward where her loved ones were lost. Marble tablets around the perimeter list the Ur…
Church in Urk

Kerkje aan de Zee

The supports of the village church are made entirely out of masts of VOC (Dutch East India Company) ships that brought back exotic goods from the East Indies. Inside are ship models and, at times, haunting recitals …
Museum in Urk

Museum het Oude Raadhuis

Urk's former town hall now contains a small museum covering the history of the one-time island through traditional clothing, model ships, re-creations of fishers's cottages and local artworks.