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The location indicated on TripAdvisor is wrong (the address is correct). I made the correction... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
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The Batavia

Been here for the time since they build the replica of the VOC ship the Batavia, I also saw it... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
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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...more
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Oostvaardersdijk 01-13 | Navigation to: Bataviaplein 2, 8242 PA Lelystad, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The location indicated on TripAdvisor is wrong (the address is correct). I made the correction today hopefully it will be updated soon. The actual location is just next to the outlet (use outlet parking). The TripAdvisor location was showing a location about 2 km away....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Meshal
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Been here for the time since they build the replica of the VOC ship the Batavia, I also saw it again in Sydney Australia at the millennium as well as I saw it in Jakarta when it was on its way down under. Yesterday I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We had seen the remains of the original Batavia in Perth, Australia, and read the gruesome story of what happened with the crew and passengers and were keen to see the replica. It was a great experience, particularly seeing how they ships were constructed so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to visit the museum, so we only been to the shipyard. Very nice and realistic to see how they made large sail ships in the early days. Also very nice to see and get into the ship "Batavia" and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank v
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Initially, we toured the museum. It provided a lot of information related to the transition of the sea and land of the region. Very informative to see how the land has changed over the last 1000 years. The museum is in Dutch but there are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Very nice tour. It can be guided or on your own. Amazing to see the iron smiths at work and how much work it took to build these massive ships by hand. The Batavia ship tour is quite amazing. It can get a bit tight...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This museum is very good but needs a serious update. The plan for visiting parts of the display are not even close to the current reality. Many parts of the bare ship hull are seriously worn. The rebuilt vessel on the water is much better....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Phillip B
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Been there in May 2018, the museum is very interesting to see, there are lot of workshops (carpenter, modelmaker, sails, ropes, blacksmith etc.) and you can watch them, how they renovate the parts for the ship. There are also some attractions for children (they can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ritchey5440
Reviewed April 18, 2018

This ship is a replica of the original that sank in 1629. It is very well made and well worth a visit. Beware that some of the stairs are very steep.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We had swordfighting lessons at the Wharf of the Batavia. Very professional and lots of fun for the children. The wharf itself is quite impressive

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Lickcreek | Reviewed this property |
1) Is there a separate museum that explains Holland's 17th century seaborne empire that Batavia served - the Bratavialand Museum does a great job of explaining the history and transition of the Netherlands from prehistoric... More
Lisa T
April 29, 2018|
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Response from DEJN | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot sail on the Batavia
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from Jasprhi | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, moored alongside.