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About Lelystad

City of opportunities

About Lelystad

Lelystad is connected to the heart of Amsterdam by road, water, and rail. The city’s pioneering spirit makes it the perfect home for entrepreneurs. Lelystad offers an upcoming international airport, state of the art innovative business areas, and attractive and affordable housing, all within a green and blue environment. Did you know that the region actually has a real wild life nature park?

City of opportunities

Lelystad is one of the youngest Dutch cities, a rapidly developing part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Lelystad is known as a one-of-a-kind city where hospitality and mental and physical space are highly valued. In terms of physical space, Lelystad is one of the largest municipalities in the Netherlands. This abundance of space offers a near infinite number of opportunities for business growth. Add to this the city’s pioneering mentality and you will find Lelystad to be inviting to ambition and innovation. Located in the centre of the country with excellent accessibility by road, water, air and train, Lelystad offers the perfect conditions for successful business operations.


Innovation takes many shapes within Lelystad. From an extraordinary nature park that is also known as the Serengeti behind the dykes (Oostvaardersplassen), to the first and largest outlet centre of the Netherlands that hosts up to 3 million visitors per year (Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet); From the second airport ever built in the Netherlands (Lelystad Airport), to the producer of the fastest cars in the world (Donkervoort). Lelystad boasts 21 km of coastline, and has the largest number of marinas in the Netherlands.

Overall, Lelystad offers a variety of interesting, profitable projects for the discerning investor in search of opportunity. Both property value and rental income are expected to increase in the coming decades – particularly within the airport and marina areas of the city. In short: visit this rapidly transforming area and become a part of one of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s most interesting developments.

Lelystad Airport

One of the fastest growing developments areas within Lelystad is Lelystad Airport. The international Schiphol Group, the Dutch government, and local governments have recently invested over 200 million euros in Lelystad Airport. The airport now boasts new roads, a new airport terminal, a new logistical and industrial harbour, and improved railroads, all of which are state of the art and sustainable.

These investments have led to thousands of new jobs, causing a swell in demand for new and affordable housing projects. A great opportunity for property developers and investors.

Adjacent to the airport, Lelystad Airport Businesspark offers entrepreneurs sustainable soil upon which to build. It is no surprise that large firms such as ABB, Eneco, Applus Idiada, and several universities are already part of this development project. For more information on Lelystad Airport Businesspark, refer to this page.

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