Located near Amsterdam, Bataviahaven at Lelystad is the match race center of the Netherlands. Lelystad is one of the youngest cities of the Netherlands, build on reclaimed new land and located on the coast of one of the biggest European inland lakes with excellent sailing conditions.
Lelystad is a municipality and a city in the center of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. The city, built on reclaimed land, was founded in 1967 and was named after Cornelis Lely, who engineered the Afsluitdijk, making the reclamation possible. The city is approximately 3 m (9.8 ft) below sea level. Lelystad has its own inland port Bataviahaven, several marinas and canals that also help to manage the water levels in the polder.