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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 1 week ago
Lage-Vuursche, The Netherlands
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Amazing historical ship

The Batavia is a meticulous reconstruction of an original VOC-ship, built in less than a year in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank 42carl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Batavia is a meticulous reconstruction of an original VOC-ship, built in less than a year in 1628. Ships like these made the Republic rich and famous, setting up colonies in the Far East and exploiting young shipmates on the go. Regardless of all the...More

Thank emily2015100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 23 June 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

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 3 June 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

Thank Lickcreek
Reviewed 26 May 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

Thank parker2003
Reviewed 25 May 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

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 24 May 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

Thank ritchey5440
Reviewed 18 April 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.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 27 February 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

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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
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29 April 2018|
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Response from E J | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot sail on the Batavia
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Jasprhi | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, moored alongside.