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Review of Bataviawerf

Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Lelystad
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I was there in this outlet in the weekend.
if you find sale or special offer...is a little paradise for who loves shopping...
lots of brand , even famous worldwide ( boss, m. kors, etc)...
look for special discounts....and you could find a leather esprit pair of shoes for 10 euro....
I loved it!!!

Thank shasa3
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I came here as a teenager when it was pretty much brand new, so to come back with my son who is obsessed with Pirates! We drove 2.5hrs there and back and it was worth it!
I am pleased to see how it has developed over the years and the props in place to make the experience even more authentic!
We will be coming back as soon as we can!
The entry fee is worth every penny, the only down side was that the restaurant didn't actually have any food for sale as they were expecting a conference. The restaurant looks fantastic and you feel like you're in a pirate tavern, But the pretty shopping centre next door offered several food outlets. It has changed so much in the last 15 years!!!
Although the history of the Batavia is very exciting and it's not meant to be a "pirate ship" this was an amazing experience for Captain Joey!

Thank VeronikaFab
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

excellent remake from the Batavia ,as it was in 1600. good to see how people lived on the boat in that time. Verry interesting tourguide. Also you mai go everywhere on the boat, look around and close your eyes. thinking how it was back then. Also you can go into the workshops too see what thei are doing with wood, making the fishing nets, and more. There is a nice shop ,where you can find a lot of things on souvenirs. entrence fee €11.-

Thank haasje54
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

As a history buff, this was a great attraction. You get a very idea of what life must have been like for the 200 or sailors about 600 years ago.

The first thing to impress you is it's size sitting at the wharf. Such attention to the beautiful detail everywhere. But then, the Dutch were a seafaring nation! Once on board you are allowed to search every nook and cranny including the toilet off the dining room - look through the little door! You will feel a little like Alice in Wonderland.

As you descend into the ship however, head room is scarce so always be on the lookout for low beams, things on the floor and on at least level, you will not be able to stand up. But, all worth the look, believe me!

If you get a guide, all the better. Unfortunately, there were a couple of school classes on board that day so we made our way on our own. I was able to glean some info from the guide (I understand Dutch) and pass it on to my husband.

Somehow we missed the captain's own quarters! Please find it for me and send Trip Advisor your opinion.

The store has some wonderful items to remind you of your visit and the restaurant is decorated to make you think you are still in a ship.

Part of the tour includes being able to watch them work on their new project and look through the different aspects of the folks that actually worked on the ship like the wood carving workshop, the sail makers loft and the tackle workshop.

Take your time and see it all. This is not a good venue for anyone with mobility problems, particularly the ship.

If you have time, visit the outdoor mall next door. You won't believe it! It is as if you are inside a walled village.

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Hi Everyone..

Its a must visit thing if you are in lelystad.. I just love dthe ship and explored every corener of thr ship..
Worth a visit... ticket 11 euros.. and worth the moolhas... !!

Good Luck..!!

Thank Kshitij_saxena
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