Van der Valk Hotel Lelystad is located on the edge of the center of one of the newest cities in the Netherlands. Lelystad has a lot to offer for young and old. Whether you like museums, nature or shopping, Lelystad can do it all. Be inspired by the highlights below and make your stay at Hotel Lelystad unforgettable!


Although Lelystad is relatively small, the city has no less than 5 museums! By far the best known is Aviation Museum Aviodrome, the largest Dutch museum for air and space travel. At this museum, you will discover a world full of adventurous aircraft and space action. The museum offers free guided tours, a 4D movie and many more challenging activities.

For lovers of Dutch history, Batavialand is a must see. Batavialand consists of a shipyard and a museum full of fun activities for all ages. Dive into the history of the Netherlands, the land of water, and visit the world-famous replica of the seventeenth-century VOC ship the Batavia. Want to immerse yourself with history in a historical museum? Then Batavialand, Flying Museum Stichting Vroege Vogels and the Prehistoric Settlement Swifterkamp are highly recommended.


The surroundings of Lelystad boast beautiful, young nature. Relax completely in Natuurpark Lelystad. This park was created for the animals, which live here freely in very spacious areas. Miles of cycling and hiking trails wind through the wooded area, making a bike ride or walk a voyage of discovery through nature.

A place where children can play and parents can rest is the Belevenissenbos. The largest play forest in the Netherlands houses 40 acres of "natural play. There are countless play areas, dozens of play leads and miles of hiking trails and water features.


Lelystad is home to one of the most famous shopping centers in the Netherlands: Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. This charming shopping center, with atmospheric streets and squares and unique architecture is a shopping walhalla for true lovers of fashion. Over 250 international fashion and lifestyle brands such as Hugo Boss, Scotch & Soda, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger are waiting to inspire you with the latest trends and more.

Want to discover more about Lelystad and the surrounding area? Then check out the tourist information page!