Batavialand

Batavialand, Lelystad: Hours, Address, Batavialand Reviews: 4.5/5

Batavialand
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
Reconstruction of a 17th century trading ship called Batavia, which sank in 1628 on its first voyage. At the Bataviawerf the ship is reconstructed in authentic ways. On the shipyard there are several handcrafts still active and can be visited. A visit to the Bataviawerf is a nice daytrip for the whole family.
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aNGeL0FdEAth
Dubai, United Arab Emirates375 contributions
In search of lost time
Feb 2020
Stop at Batavia was just another one in the list. Never thought it'll be something so exiting. It was so impressive how the ship is perfectly reconstructed. I was just wondering from level to level in this 17th century ship and trying to catch a glimpse of the life on board.

From the captain's cabin to the cargo hall, it was just amazing. The spice and soldiers deck was unbelievably short, I had to crawl through. I wonder how those people traveled in that level.

All in all, a very nice experience. I'm glad I took it up.
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caolila2018
Stockton-on-Tees, UK24 contributions
In search of history.
Jul 2019
I visited Batavialand in July 2019. I had already visited the wreck of the Batavia in Western Australia a few years ago and have read much about this amazing story. Check out "The wicked and the fair", see what Google finds for you!
I sailed from the west coast of Scotland round and down to Norfolk, then across to the Netherlands, into the north sea canal and to the Ijsselmere. from there to Lelystad. New lands in the Netherlands, who celebrate the fantastic history of the Dutch East India Company with a replica of the flag ship lost off the West Coast of Australia in 1628. It's a fantastic story and with a little imagination, it explains the blue eyed Aboriginals who live near the Murchison River! Two Dutch cabin boys were cast ashore there in 1629. DNA will show the truth in future research.
Written 10 December 2019
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Ardhanareeshvara
Pune, India870 contributions
Return to the Future
Aug 2019 • Couples
Capturing the spirit of the 17th century at the Bataviawerf in Lelystad in Holland is the majestic Batavia one of the largest ships in its time and the flagship of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter.
The authentic restoration of the East Indiaman Batavia has been painstakingly carried out and a couple of hours is worthwhile spent touring the ship’s decks and beneath and the surrounding workshops showing blacksmith skills and smithy fires, woodcarvers studio , rope making,sailmaking etc.
It is a great place for a day’s family outing and everyone,in any shape or size goes away rewarded.
Written 14 August 2019
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klimpetje
Heerlen, The Netherlands94 contributions
a must see
Aug 2019
This is just impressive. The building of those ships, to try to imagine how those days were. Lot's to do for the kids and the museum and the docks are equally worth your time
Written 10 August 2019
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DitPlus
Mechelen, Belgium124 contributions
Back in history.
Jul 2019 • Friends
Combination of a museum in combination with different activities. Interesting to have an idea how life was back in time.
Written 22 July 2019
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Susanne412
Sandton, South Africa1,598 contributions
VOC - History alive
May 2019 • Couples
A great history experience for young and old. To rebuilt a ship like that and to imagine how it must have been travelling on this ship for 3 month or longer. What a horrific thought.
Written 30 May 2019
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OceanShark
Haarlem, The Netherlands3,603 contributions
Back to the 17’s!
May 2019 • Couples
Visit Batavialand, the Dutch East India Company and relive the 17th century.

It’s an unique visit to the replica of the Batavia (1986) ship from master shipbuilder Willem Vos.

See the website for opening times and fees.
At this moment:
Eur 15,- for adults and Eur for kids in the age 8-12 years. Students Eur 10,-

You can visti this attraction from the Batavia Lelystad Outlet store by foot. No car needed.

Don’t forget ro bring you (video)camera.

Written 17 May 2019
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Meshal
Kuwait City, Kuwait942 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2018 • Family
The location indicated on TripAdvisor is wrong (the address is correct). I made the correction today hopefully it will be updated soon. The actual location is just next to the outlet (use outlet parking).

The TripAdvisor location was showing a location about 2 km away.

If you plan to visit with children buy the family ticket (2 adults + 2 children). Ticket prices shown in attached pic.

We started the visit with 15 minutes English video explaining the history. Then we were supposed to go on a guided tour but the guide told us that it will be in Dutch because 3 people in the group spoke Dutch (against 6 of us English speaking!). So we decided not to go for the guided tour.

It was informative to see how ship parts and ropes are made. There is also a blacksmith were the children can help but the smoke smell was too much for my youngest daughter.

We were excited to board the ship and enjoyed walking around and taking pictures.

The ticket included a visit to the next food museum, we didn’t have much time but the kids enjoyed playing with the water experiments at the museum
Written 25 August 2018
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42carl
Seminyak, Indonesia1,806 contributions
The Batavia
Aug 2018
Been here for the time since they build the replica of the VOC ship the Batavia, I also saw it again in Sydney Australia at the millennium as well as I saw it in Jakarta when it was on its way down under. Yesterday I saw it once again while I was walking with the dog in Lelystad. Just beautiful.
Written 14 August 2018
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Jan D
The Hague, The Netherlands40 contributions
Stepping back in time on the Batavia
Jul 2018 • Family
We had seen the remains of the original Batavia in Perth,
Australia, and read the gruesome story of what happened with the crew and passengers and were keen to see the replica. It was a great experience, particularly seeing how they ships were constructed so many years ago.

I was surprised not to see more of the story back in the exhibits. Each cabin and area on the ships, features in the story and it would have been nice to see that better explained. They did not recreate the Batavia by accident.

Regardless, a great experience and well worth a visit.
Written 21 July 2018
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