Batavia Stad is the first Factory Outlet in the Netherlands. Together with the surrounding museums and the Batavia shipyard, this area forms an important touristic attraction for the municipality of Lelystad.
A visit to Batavia Stad is a day out in a colourful, safe, walled world that was shaped as a trading post from the Golden Age. More than one hundred well-known brands, terraces, restaurants, museums and a visit to the VOC ship at the shipyard provide hours of enjoyment.
Batavia Stad received 2.5 million visitors in its first year. In addition, Batavia Stad created 500 new jobs. The number of visitors has continued to rise over the years.
The International Council of Shopping Centers proclaimed Batavia Stad Outlet Shopping the best shopping center in Europe in the category ‘Specialised Retail’. From the jury’s report: ‘For a strongly market driven outlet that provides customers with a very pleasant shopping experience.’
ICSC – Best shopping centre in the category: ‘Specialized Retail’.
NRW – A honorable mention for the innovative concept and its marketing