Zeewolde: literally the centre of the Netherlands
Zeewolde, the youngest village of the Netherlands, is situated on the edge of Southern Flevoland, surrounded by water, forests and fields. Amersfoort and Hilversum are a thirty minutes’ drive away and it takes an hour to get to Amsterdam.
The centre of the Netherlands, measured including the North Sea and the Wadden Sea, can even be found in Zeewolde, on the beach of the RCN recreation centre.
Zeewolde has bus connections with Harderwijk, Nijkerk and Almere.
The nearest railway stations are in Harderwijk and Nijkerk.
Harderwijk can also easily be reached by bike by taking the bicycle ferry across.
Past and future
In well over twentyfive years Zeewolde has developed into a municipality with approximately 21.000 inhabitants. The standards of living and working are high. Spacious planning, quiet surroundings, close to nature. Zeewolde is not ‘finished’ however, and will continue its development. To the north of the village a new housing estate is being built: the Polderwijk. Just as in other parts of Zeewolde, the unique location of the housing estate between the green fields and the water will be used to its advantage.
Water sports and other activities will get an extra impulse in the coming years. There are plans to improve the coastal area by the creation of new beaches and a string of small islands connected to the shore by means of jetties and draw bridges.
The construction of the sailing channel ‘De Blauwe Diamant’ will make it possible for watersports enthousiasts to sail from the Wolderwijd, via the Hoge Vaart to the IJsselmeer in future.