|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$40.68|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.36|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.47|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$81.36|
|Local draught beer||$4.07|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 559.32|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$11.80|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 138.98|
Situated in the centre of the country, Lelystad is extremely popular with tourists coming in from all over the world by boarding cheap flights to Lelystad via Amsterdam that is less than 100km away. Among the chief attractions are its lush woodlands, picturesque farmlands, 2400-acre nature reserve and wonderful opportunities to enjoy the local history and culture along with a great weather.
Generally regarded as a tranquil and lush wetland area, Lelystad is also full of great examples of urban planning and contemporary architecture such as the Ben van Berkel-designed Agora Theatre and Zilverparkkade commercial space project featuring stunning designs by celebrity architect Eric van Egeraat. The City Hall, a contemporary award winning masterpiece, is a visual marvel that is eco-friendly too. The Law Court is another splendid example of modern architectural design. The New Land Heritage Centre is not only an architectural marvel but also offers stunning views of the Markermeer Lake. One of the city’s prominent landmarks is the world-famous Robert Morris Observatory that is great for not only studying planetary movements but also for enjoying the Sunsation Festival held during the summer solstice.
Batavia shipyard and the RACM Lelystad museums offer wonderful lessons in Dutch maritime heritage, shipbuilding and underwater archaeology; entire shipwrecks and thousands of salvaged items can be found on display. Shop in style at the Batavia Stad located on the Markermeer Lake for fashion apparel, accessories and sports goods; visit the Lelycentre in the city centre for a diverse array of shops or buy home furnishings at the Palazzo Boulevard. The Tuesday and Saturday markets promise a riot of colours and sensations.
When you book cheap flights to Lelystad via Amsterdam, be sure to take in a tour of the Oostvaardersplassen Lakes that are swamplands untouched for thousands of years and offer an incredible biodiversity. The Lelystad Nature Reserve is also an important bio-conservation destination. There are countless other parks and forests in the area that are simply great for sightseeing or recreational activities. For those looking for accommodation for overnight stays, the city has a lot to offer; there are so many hotels in Lelystad besides camping sites and Bed & Breakfast facilities.