In the center of Netherland lies the city of Lelystad, the capital of the province of Flanders. It was founded in 1967 on a dry land. The city occupies an area that is five meters below the sea level. The dam, designed by Corranelis Lelley, of Germany, allowed the area on which Lelystad is located to be drained. On the western borders of the city are the lakes of Excelsemer and Marquemeyer. It is bordered to the east by the Droten country and to the south by the Lake of Valle and Almere.
The modern city is surrounded by parks, forests and farms on all sides. Transportation to Amsterdam is by road and rail. There is a sea port and a small airport in the territory of Lelystad, which is a satellite of the air port of Schiphol. The theme park at Aviivirolom displays many of the largest airplanes with the largest specimen, the Boeing 747. It was brought to the museums marina because the local airfield could not accommodate the large aircraft.
An interesting feature of Lelystad is the old ship, the Batavia. The citys well-developed tourist infrastructure, with its shopping centers and natural parks, makes for a great vacation in the Netherlands. There are often spectacular airshows, festive events, and sporting events. Representatives of various car clubs meet here.
Each maritime city in Nyderland has its own shipyard, where different kinds of ships are built. They can be grand yachts or cruising liners. The Lelystad shipyard is known for its production of copies of sailing ships built in the past century. The first seagoing vessel was an analogue of the legendary Batavia, built in Amsterdam in 1628. Despite its commercial status, the gunboat had 24 cannons on board.
The citys famous citizens are the former Slovakian and now Latvian chekhmatist, Sokolov Ivan; Boy Wathman, a football goalkeeper who won the 2007 European Championships with the Netherlands Junior National Team; and Arron Winter, a national soccer player.
- Air quality: 13 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 77,000 people
- Population density: euro euro empty: 55x55m 3025m per person
- GDP: $45,753 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 44 Mbps
- Best wireless: Lebara
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
- Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
- Best short-haul air carrier: KLM
- Best intl air carrier: KLM
- Monthly costs for expat: $2200
- Monthly costs for family: $4600
- Monthly costs for local: $1300
- Meal: $18
- Small Cola: $3
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $3
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