(population 65,000) is a city located in the centre of the Netherlands
, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland
. The city, built on reclaimed land, was founded in 1951
and was named after Cornelis Lely, who engineered the Afsluitdijk
, making the reclaiming possible.
Railway station: Lelystad Centrum.
The Hanzelijn project is a planned railway line Lelystad-Dronten-Kampen and upgrading of the stretch Kampen-Zwolle.