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Developing a Beach on the Zeewolde
The project created a new recreational area and tourism facilities, using local natural resources. A new beach targeting different groups of visitors was set up and supporting infrastructure organised, including a beach walk and a food pavillon.
Zeewolde is situated directly on a large lake, the Wolderwijd, which forms a part of the Randmeren lakes. The Randmeren consist of a continuous complex of lakes over a length of 80 km. The municipality wanted to develop the Woldstrand, a city beach on the south side of Zeewolde, into a recreation area for its residents and visitors.
The main objective of the project was increasing the recreational tourist attractiveness of the region. For this purpose a strip of city beach of 1,700 metres has been revitalized and provided with tourist facilities.TThe plan included the construction of a number of beaches to attract various target groups.
The activities focused on development of beaches for various target groups: a children's beach with playground equipment, a youth beach with a playground, and a surf beach. Moreover, further construction works concerned a promenade of approximately 1 km along the beach was built and a natural swimming pool in the shape of an atoll, parking space, and bathing huts with toilets and showers. A beach walk and a food pavillon were also developed.
Results & Benefits
Thanks the project a new recreation area for holiday-makers from Zeewolde and tourists from outside Flevoland was created. This on the one hand will increase the quality of life in the rural area and on the other hand stimulate employment in the recreation and tourism sector.
The plan was conceived, developed and implemented with the full support of the residents of the Zeevolde, thus ensuring a bottom-up and community-based approach to the project.
Project location and other information
Total project cost (€)
2 644 000
EAFRD contribution (€)
1 322 000
National contribution (€)
1 322 000
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At a glance
Final beneficiary type
Public/local authorities, Other
> €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
Rural economic diversification
313. Encouragement of tourism activities
Quality of life, Recreation area, Tourism, Employment