Taste of culture

Visit the Zuiderzee towns or take a look at the Batavia Yard

Stroll through the streets and alleys of historic Harderwijk and Elburg or take a look at the Batavia shipyard.

Museums & sights

  • Marius van Dokkum Museum in Harderwijk: a museum where people laugh out loud, where complete strangers talk to each other in front of a painting and where children enjoy art as much as adults. That is unique.
  • Visit the exhibitions of Batavialand in Lelystad. The exhibition 'Ships gone by' shows how busy it could be on the Zuiderzee. And how violent it could get in bad weather. The Flevo Wall is also beautiful. A sixty-metre long carpet on which the history of the Zuiderzee from the Ice Age until the 21st century is embroidered.
  • Stadsmuseum Harderwijk: with collections on the themes of Archaeology, City History, Gelderland Academy, Gelderland Mint, Colonial Wharf Depot, Belgian Internment Camp, South Sea Fishery and Costume.
  • Museum Het Pakhuis in Ermelo: the collection of the museum consists mainly of archaeological finds from the Veluwe.
  • Paleis ’t Loo in Apeldoorn 
  • Museum Schokland: island on dry land, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Towns & villages

  • Harderwijk: with the Veluwe as its backyard and the new boulevard as its flagship, Harderwijk is a city with many possibilities. Discover the sights, be surprised by the lesser-known gems and make sure you don't miss a thing of this historic city.
  • Elburg: one of the most attractive Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands. Once a bustling fishing town by the Zuiderzee. Today, it is an ultimate starting point for tourists and lovers of culture and water sports.
  • Kampen: since the thirteenth century Kampen has been bustling with activity. Fishermen, craftsmen and merchants used to ensure activity in the nautical town on the banks of the IJssel. You can still taste that lively atmosphere in this medieval Hanseatic town.
  • Urk: a lively fishing village and former island! The old village centre of Urk has been built without any plan. Discover Urk in this maze of little streets.