Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Holland should pay a visit to the province of Flevoland. This delightful area is located in the middle of the country and offers many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.
Flevoland has sandy beaches suitable for sunbathing including a safe enclosed one at Houtribstrand. The region’s harbours allow for various watersports such as canoeing and surfing, whilst sailing water-skiing, diving, fishing and swimming are also possible on the waterways of Flevoland. There are many scenic areas for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to enjoy.
The province offers plenty for golfers with 9 and 18-hole courses in Lelystad and Zeewolde amongst other places. Visitors will also be able to play tennis with courts open to the public in numerous places or try ice skating in the winter months. Holidaymakers looking to relax and be pampered can visit one of the spas and wellness centres in the region.
Flevoland has many bars, cafes and restaurants with a wide variety of dining options including local dishes and some international fare too. Visitors will find shopping centres in the larger towns and cities. Gifts and souvenirs can be found almost anywhere and self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from one of many supermarkets and grocery stores.
Flevoland has lots of interesting places to visit including museums such as Bataviastad Musea in Lelystad and The Nieuw Land Museum. The province’s capital Lelystad is also home to the National Aviation Theme Park. Another fun place for the family is Walibi World family park. Nature lovers should go to The Oostvaardersplassen lake area, which is a paradise for birds or the Nature Park at Lelystad. Flevoland is a fantastic place to visit in the spring as it is the largest bulb area in the country. The orchid farm in Luttlegeest and the butterfly valley are also well worth a visit. Holidaymakers with a car can take less than hour to get to Amsterdam, which is filled with museums, theatres and nightlife. The Hague is only 90 minutes from Lelystad and is another great city with wonderful historic buildings.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Holland is July and August when the average high temperature is 21 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January and February averaging just a high of 6 degrees centigrade and a low of 1 degree. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 100mm rainfall, but rain can fall any time of the year.
The capital city of the province, Lelystad is about 50 minutes drive from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). Flights arrive in Amsterdam from many international airports via various airlines including the largest one based here, KLM. Those airports include Athens (ATH), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Dubai (DXB), Geneva (GVA), Hong Kong (HKG), Johannesburg (JNB), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Washington-Dulles (IAD) amongst many others. Car rental and taxi services are available from the airport.