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Oostvaardersdijk 01-09, 8242 PA Lelystad, The Netherlands
+31 320 261 409
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Back to the Golden Age and the VOC in the blink of an eye

It started with a dream in the seventies and it is now a ship wharf where you can visit the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ghent, Belgium

The Batavia was really nice! If you are nearby, visit it. It really worth a visit. It's nice to... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Dortmund, Germany
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Oostvaardersdijk 01-09, 8242 PA Lelystad, The Netherlands
+31 320 261 409
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It started with a dream in the seventies and it is now a ship wharf where you can visit the completed Batavia, a VOC ship. You can see the black smith in action, find out how sails are made and visit the complete ship itself....More

Thank Luyssaert
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Batavia was really nice! If you are nearby, visit it. It really worth a visit. It's nice to have a guide, he can tell you many interesting facts!

Thank phischa
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to get into a real ship from the East Indian company. The ship is of course newly built but after an old model. The ship is a bit worn, but is still interesting for those who want to learn more about this subject. Very...More

Thank LillaMi
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is an impressive replica of the Batavia, built by the Dutch East India Company. This commercial trip to Australia with 320 people was met with mutiny and massacres, resulting in its sinking off the Australian coast. Imagine this treacherous voyage of brave sailors, men,...More

Thank Mary Kay S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Vist the Batavia, 1 replica of the 17th century merchantship and see for yourself how difficult life on sea-going ship was at that time. A real nice experience !

Thank Koosvb
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Of the many interesting tourist attractions available in the Netherlands, this has to be one of the most interesting to anyone attracted by history and the sea! It's perhaps slightly off the beaten track to the casual visitor to Amsterdam but some people find by...More

Thank Jasprhi
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place is a hit or miss. Not for everyone. There is actual restoration work being done mainly by volunteers. Explanations and also 'kid stuff'.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 11 March 2017

There are 2 different entry tickets, the landlubber and the Sea Hero. The landlubber gives entry to the entire wharf, including the ship that's being built and all the artisans shops. The sea hero also gives entry to the Batavia, the replica from the 1700...More

1  Thank Finn G
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent reproduction of a classic Dutch trader. Workshops busy preparing another reproduction in progress. These are real ships that smell and feel totally natural. No sliding doors , no phasers , no transporters. The ship is a physical challenge if you really want to explore...More

2  Thank Patratzel
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day however it was great to see it. Quiet and strong waiting for guests to visit her. Very interesting to understand about the great story and state of the Bataviawerf. You can combine it with a visit to the...More

1  Thank Adriana B
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Response from Jasprhi | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, moored alongside.