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Bataviawerf

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Address: Oostvaardersdijk 01-09, 8242 PA Lelystad, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 320 261 409
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Reconstruction of a 17th century trading ship called Batavia, which sank in...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Patratzel
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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 it....if you do you'll realise that life on board was tough then but normal for... More 

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Thank Patratzel
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 outlet shopping at Batavia stad. Nice place with some restaurants and great choice for everyone... More 

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Thank Adriana B
Israel
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Levy D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank pirjoz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 worth the trip to Lelystad.

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Liege, Belgium
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

A unique experience to be able to explore this real (modern replica using the ancient ways) VOC ship, and very interesting comments form the guides about the Dutch history and the golden age.

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Thank PipingAngel
East London, South Africa
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A absolute must for all ship lovers, this is where you appreciate the hardships of the people that went out to explore other worlds in the early days. We had a wonderful guide who explained all it great detail about the Batavia and the 7 Provinces. The ship itself a magnificent replica, you could almost feel the atmosphere as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have seen the Batavia being built from scratch. Amazing to see the ship in its full glory. Nice warf to visit with friends and family. Loads of activities are organized through out the year.

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Thank Pepijn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Impressive Batavia ship, great experience to be able to walk inside, visit the captain's room, canons area etc. Unfortunately the other ship, the 7 provinces, will not be further built. If you are interested in VOC history, this is an absolute must.

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Thank Micy01
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Going to Bataviahaven is the perfect combination with a visit to outlet centre Batavia City ( Bataviastad). Volunteers have been working for decades at Bataviahaven with enthousiasm and dedication and that shows! Dutch history at its best!

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