What to do?
There is a lot to experience around ‘De Kandelaar’. You can enjoy the beautiful polder landscape, which is particularly worth seeing during springtime with the unique straight sown fields and the blooming tulips. In short, there is plenty to do on the former seabed of Flevoland. At a glance:
The most famous park in Biddinghuizen is Walibi World with the associated event area, where annually ‘Lowlands’, ‘De Opwekking’ etc. takes place. Just 7 km away is Aviodrome, the park with the entire history of aviation.
There are many ways in Flevoland for a challenging hike or bike ride. Natuurpark Lelystad provides beautiful hiking and biking trails and, with a some luck, you will see lots of animals. It is also possible to rent bicycles. Obviously, you can visit theOostvaardersplassen. Would you like to learn more about the ‘randmeren’, then a visit to Informatiecentrum Veluwerandmeren. Do you want to enjoy beautiful blooming flowers, you certainly should visit theOrchideeënhoeve.
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From November to March, you can ice skate atFlevonice on the 5 km skating rink. In summer, the track is converted into skating track. Do you want more action, check out Dorhout Mees, with many activities such as clay pigeon shooting, SUV driving and more. Or check Flevoland from the water with the boat trips on the ‘Veluwemeer’.
Golfers can play nearby. For recreational atmosphere there is Swingolf at the Meeuwenhoeve. People without golf proficiency certificate can go to Shortgolf in Swifterbant or golf course Harderwold in Zeewolde. The true golfer will definitely enjoy the courses of Dorhout Mees, Golf Event Center in Lelystad orGolfclub Zeewolde.
Have you always wanted to know how the polder has been established, then you should visit the Nieuwland museum. See everything from the early mining, but also the many films of the early pioneers. Very impressive is the Batavia werf, where several replicas of ships where build. Museum Schokland takes you also to the old times by a relaxing hike through the landscape.
In bad weather you can visit the indoor play paradise Avontura or Ballorig. Even the little ones will enjoy playing here while parents have a place to sit and for parents there is a place to sit in sight.
For the smallest, we recommend a visit to the large Kabouterbos. For slightly older children, a visit to Hans & Griet is definitely worth it, enjoy playing in the haystack, enjoying the go-karts or follow the gravel route through the forest. And of course, this beautifull day ends with a pancake by Hans & Griet.
Culinary there are plenty of opportunities. A simple snack or delicious pizza from Snackbar Twins in Biddinghuizen. But you can also pick up a delicious serving of Chinese at Jade-City or eat directly in the restaurant, which also offers the possibility to wok. If your’re still hungry late at night, you can go to ‘Shoarma Bodrum’ in Biddinghuizen. Enjoy eating whit a beautiful view over the water then you should visit restaurant De Klink or strandpaviljoen Beachclub Nu of strandpaviljoen Bremerbaai. For an affordable and tasty bite you can visit the center of Dronten, where you find lunchroomMoellies, restaurant De Rede van Dronten and more. At the edge of the polder in Harderwijk is the exclusive restaurant Hardersluis. Do you like fish, then you definitely should visit Elburg or Harderwijk, where several restaurants offer.
De Kandelaar is not far from Meetstoel U99/100. This unique property has been used for the drainage of Flevoland. This ‘chair’ is about three meters high. It served as a reference to accurately measure the ‘new land’. There are currently nine ‘Meetstoelen’ in the province of Flevoland. This Meetstoel U99/100 is at the Biddingringweg in Biddinghuizen, near the Nonnetjesweg. Before draining the polder surveyors have assigned coordinates to enable the land to be arranged. The reference points where found in towers on the mainland. After a short walk from the Nonnetjesweg or a short bike ride from the Hoekwantweg you can take a look at this newly restored ‘Meetstoel’.
Bicycle route with MP3
With an MP3 player through Flevoland. Flevoland is home to many unique and unexpected spots. Often, these spots are not noticed by the unsuspecting passerby. Through the MP3 digital Flevo biking tour you are just drawn to these special places! There are 6 MP3 cycling routes throughout Flevoland. You ride the route according to the directions and / or route map and you will hear at various points along the route a spoken text with information about the area. The numbers on the route map correspond to the spoken text that you should listen. The information you hear is very diverse and concerns, for example, cultural, historical or architectural facts but also points out that one cozy tea house or a particular farm. For more information: www.routes.nl
Tulip Route Flevoland
In April, Flevoland comes into full colour due to many tulip fields. Since 2015 at the initiative of the then mayor of Dronten, and following the example of the Noordoostpolder (a different county) tulip routes have been set out in Eastern and Southern Flevoland. Every year a group of enthusiastic volunteers map out the tulip fields and then put together routes for cars, cyclists and walkers.
For more information: Tulip Route Flevoland