Lelystad naar Urk is a 23.7 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 23.7 km Elevation Gain: 258 m Route Type: Point to Point




partially paved



From one country to another - a trip over the dikes of the two large polders: Flevoland and Noord-Oostpolder. They are long stretches of dyke, which may be boring, but exude a great peace. You start at Lelystad and leave the capital via the large marina to reach the monument of Jan Wolkers. You pass the cornerstone that was laid in September 1956 to close the IJsselmeer dike of the Flevopolder. Works of art were placed on these keystones in 1996, and here you find the carved basalt blocks by Jan wolkers. Halfway on the way to Lake Ketel, you pass the Flevocentrale. It is one of the oldest buildings in the polder. The first energy was supplied here in 1968. The plant was outdated, and in the meantime it has been replaced by a new plant, which is why it is now the Maxima plant. 440 MW has been supplied here since 2010, which is good for 1.5 million households. We pass 28 windmills in front of Ketelmeer, all of which are in the water and are connected to the mainland by a wobbly bridge. A nice sight - The boiler bridge forms the connection between the two polders. The A6 runs over this bridge from Lelystad to Emmeloord and beyond. The bridge builders had never counted on so much capacity, so the bridge needs a thorough renovation. At the time, this bascule bridge was the largest in the Netherlands. The movable part of the Ketelbrug had problems with the opening and closing protocol. It could happen that the bridge could be raised, while the traffic trees were still open. This has led to a serious traffic accident. The protocol has been amended with other Dutch bridges and the bridge keeper was acquitted in 2011. The last part goes to the former Zuiderzee island of Urk. A church village with a turbulent fishing history and government treatment during the reclamation where you have to put big questions. Story follows at route 149.

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