Lelystad (Netherlands); Willemstad (Netherlands); Recreation centers; Amusement parks; Tourism; Market research; Economic research; Business planning


The Netherlands National Tourist Office, in conjunction with Rijkswaterstaat, was planning the development of a major new entertainment/educational complex designed to commemorate the long history of Dutch struggle against the sea. The proposed development was tentatively called Water Wonderland and was planned for development at a site near Lelystad, Netherlands as well as an alternative site near Willemstad. The study focuses on delineating economic and physical planning parameters necessary to develop Water Wonderland at a site in the Netherlands that would be both commercially and financially viable. The report has the following sections: 1) introduction; 2) summary and conclusions, attendance potential, capacity requirements, financial parameters; 3) resident market; 4) tourist market; 5) experience at major theme parks in the United States; 6) experience at recreation attractions in the Netherlands; 7) project analysis, attendance potential, Design-Day planning parameters for the Lelystad site; facilities requirements for the Lelystad site, financial analysis of the Lelystad site. The report includes 7 figures and 45 tables.


Dalrymple, Sharon J.


Economic Research Associates


Netherlands National Tourist Office; Rijkswaterstaat

Date Original


Document Type



1057; DP0004579




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Number of Pages

95 pages


Lelystad (Netherlands); Willemstad (Netherlands); Recreation centers; Amusement parks; Business planning; Feasibility studies; Market research; Economic research; Tourism. capacity; Economic analysis; Business planning


Lelystad (Netherlands); Willemstad (Netherlands)

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Is Referenced By (University of Central Florida Special Collections Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers finding aid); (University of Central Florida Libraries Online Catalog)


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