Nagele, church: de Samen op Wegkerk
Nagele, church: de Samen op Wegkerk
Nagele is located in Flevoland
Location of Nagele in the province of Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°38′38″N 5°43′24″E / 52.64389°N 5.72333°E / 52.64389; 5.72333Coordinates: 52°38′38″N 5°43′24″E / 52.64389°N 5.72333°E / 52.64389; 5.72333
 • Total50.39 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
−3.2 m (−10.5 ft)
 • Total1,940
 • Density38/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0527

Nagele is a village in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is a part of the municipality of Noordoostpolder, and lies about 10 km south of Emmeloord.


Nagele was designed by the architectural team "De 8" between 1948 and 1954. The final design by Aldo van Eyck and de 8 was shown at the CIAM 8 meeting in 1956. While the current condition of the town differs from the original design, some of the basic concepts remain.

The village was founded in 1954 after an island in the Zuiderzee which used be located between Urk and Schokland.[3] The etymology is unknown, however a river called Nakala was recorded in 966 near Urk.[4]

The organization of the Noordoostpolder area was based on a central nucleus with smaller towns circling around connected by roads back to the center. Nagele was proposed to be southwest of the main town, and was originally to be planned to contain 300 dwelling units, 3 churches, 3 primary schools, a post office, fire station, hotel, cafes, a clinic, cemetery, sports field, swimming pool and business zone. Aldo van Eyck proposed that the town be designed around 3 principles: 1. a non-hierarchical organization with mixed social groups, 2. a windbreak of trees to give the village a spatial character and stand out in the polder landscape, and 3. an open green center. The final design accepted by the Wieringermeer board included these ideas, which can still be seen today. The dwelling units form smaller courtyards that are shared around the outside of the main green, these clusters in turn forming the visual boundaries of the center.

Public transportation

There is no railway station in Nagele, but the nearest stations are in Kampen and Lelystad.



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8308AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  3. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Chris Kolman (2006). "Nagele" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9179 X. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Nagele - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 April 2022.

External links

  • Media related to Nagele at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official site (in Dutch)
Retrieved from ""