Lelystad is a a city that breathes freedom, nature and water. There is space for everyone here. It is a city in the centre of the Netherlands, and the capital of the province of Flevoland. Lelystad is a surprisingly green and adventurous regional capital. One with a beautiful and unique coast line, with aesthetically pleasing residence quarters and facilities. The city, built on reclaimed land, was founded in 1967 and named after Cornelis Lely, who engineered the Afsluitdijk.