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Oostvaardersdijk 01-09, 8242 PA Lelystad, The Netherlands
+31 320 261 409
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Imagine Traveling on a Massive Ship in 1629

This is an impressive replica of the Batavia, built by the Dutch East India Company. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary Kay S
Fort Collins, Colorado
Replica Merchantship 17th Century

Vist the Batavia, 1 replica of the 17th century merchantship and see for yourself how difficult... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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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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“Imagine Traveling on a Massive Ship in 1629”
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“Replica Merchantship 17th Century”
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+31 320 261 409
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was thrilled to understand the process of land foldering so we went. But to our disappointment it was meant to Dutch kids and rather expensive

Thank Levy D
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit with small children. Nearby Batavia Fashion Outlet - the paradise for shoppers 😊

Thank pirjoz
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A unique experience for both ship conosseurs and beginners: you can explore this (surprisingly big) perfect replica, take a wolk in the shipyard and witness people building ships in an old fashion way and even let the little ones help the blacksmith out! It is...More

1  Thank sjrodriguez
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