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Campsite Flevoland Netherlands

You are always close to water in Flevoland, the youngest province in the Netherlands. Flevoland is positioned in the former Zuyder Zee and is surrounded by lakes where you can participate in all types of watersports. Despite being a young province there is plenty of cultural heritage to admire close to your campsite. Flevoland’s diversity makes it perfect for a family holiday!

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Campsites in Flevoland: cycling and walking

Flevoland came into being on 1 January 1986 as a result of reclaiming the Zuyder Zee. Flevoland’s unusual origins mean that the countryside is very varied. A large part of the countryside was in fact designed on the drawing board. It has also developed steadily over the past decades.

This means that in Flevoland you will find the largest hardwood forest in the Netherlands (the Horsterwold), the Waterloop woods, fruit orchards, banks teeming with waterfowl, the Oostvaarders Lakes and Lelystad Nature Park with its many animals.

It also means there is excellent walking and cycling close to your campsite. Flevoland has a wealth of walking and cycling routes that take you past the nature and culture of this province.

Trips out from your campsite: Biddinghuizen, Lelystad and Urk

There is an abundance of attractive villages and towns close to your campsite. Flevoland offers many attractions for visiting with your family:

  • Roller Coasters in Walibi Theme Park
    You can enjoy a number of thrilling roller coasters in Walibi Holland near Biddinghuizen. There are also attractions for younger children. There is an events ground next to the park where large happenings take place regularly.
  • Batavia Wharf Lelystad
    Ships from the Golden Age that were so important in the history of maritime Holland have been reconstructed in the Batavia Wharf in Lelystad – the capital of Flevoland. There is also excellent shopping in the Bataviastad Outlet Village.
  • Old village centre of Urk
    Urk is a former fishing island which became part of Flevoland when it was transformed into a polder. Here you will find the old village centre with lovely alleys and beautiful monuments. The oldest building in Urk is the ‘Church by the Sea’, built in 1600.

So there are many other attractions close to your campsite in Flevoland. Sights aplenty, also in towns such as Dronten, Emmeloord and Zeewolde.

Flevoland: a holiday by the water

Campsites in Flevoland are always close to the water. The southeast part borders on the Veluwemeer, in the north on the Markermeer and the Ijsselmeer lakes.

There are plenty of places where you can try watersports such as sailing, surfing and wakeboarding from your campsite. Flevoland has lovely beaches. So on hot summer days you can just take it easy and relax with the kids by the water.

Stayed on EuroParcs Zuiderzee in Biddinghuizen in July 2016

The surrounding towns of Harderwijk & Elburg were both very nice and worth a visit. We also managed a trip to Amsterdam via Lelystad on the train which seems a good service.