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24 hours in Zwolle

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What do you do when you have only a short time off, but you want to get away from it all? Right, a lightning visit to a city in the Netherlands. Hanseatic city Zwolle is ready for you! During 24 hours in Zwolle you'll want to get the most out of it. We are happy to lend a hand and give you some ideas, so that you can get the most out of your lightning visit to Zwolle.


Laying the groundwork with a nutritious breakfast

Good morning and welcome to Zwolle! From the station it is only a few minutes walk to the center of Zwolle. But it is also easy to do by car. There are plenty of [parking facilities](article://3986 ") around the center of Zwolle. To start the day well you are welcome for a good breakfast at Brasserie het Vliegerhuys. For a good bowl of cottage cheese, banana-oatmeal pancakes or a fresh croissant, this is the place to be. The perfect way to kick off your 24-hour visit to article:Zwolle.


Culture in Zwolle

Zwolle has much to offer culturally. So it's a shame to skip it during your lightning visit to the Hanseatic city. Are you particularly interested in visual arts? Then pay a visit to Museum de Fundatie. The building alone is worth a visit. The Herman Brood Experience is also a must to go to. During your visit to the Herman Brood Museum you will see letters, drawings and poems, written and painted by him on canvas, pieces of paper and beer mats, among other things.


Time for lunch

For a delicious and cozy lunch, walk to De Gillende Keukenmeiden. In the kitchen of [De Gillende Keukenmeiden] they use as much as possible organic and local products. The sandwiches are prepared with love and this you can taste back. Also for breakfast, cakes and other sweets you're at the right place. In the summer it is lovely to stay in the garden, but also in the winter sun the garden of De Gillende Keukenmeiden is a nice place.


Shop till you drop!

A good shopping session should not be missed during your 24 hours in Zwolle. Zwolle has well-known chain stores, but also unique boutiques. The most famous shopping street of Zwolle is the Diezerstraat. But also the Sassenstraat you should definitely not skip: this shopping street is in the top 10 of nicest shopping streets in the Netherlands. And if you're in the Sassenstraat anyway, you can get something tasty at Corners' Cake. Shopping in Zwolle you can also find in the Luttekestraat, the Oude Vismarkt, the Grote Markt and the Melkmarkt.


Drinks Time

Shopping makes you tired. So treat yourself to a drink and some goodies. In Zwolle there are many good places for a drink. For example, you can go to Het Refter, a specialty beer café with 24 specialty beers and wines on tap and more than 200 from the bottle. In addition, they also prepare tasty snacks, such as (large) drinks boards. Also at Las Rosas you can have a good drink. At the Spanish tapas bar you can order good wines and typical Spanish tapas. Great to share with your travel companions. Sharing = caring! This is also a good place for dinner.


Walking through the city

Between drinks and dinner is the perfect opportunity to admire some hidden gems of the city. Wander through the ancient streets of the Hanseatic city yourself or follow a composed city walk. On the internet you can find all kinds of routes through the city, but you can also use the app 'Walk The City' to follow the walk called 'Bolwerk Zwolle'. During this walk you will learn how Zwolle originated and you will pass all kinds of buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries. Think of old city gates and walls and beautiful churches. This walk will take you to hidden places, where you would otherwise probably not come so quickly.


End the day with a dinner

After a long day in Zwolle, it is good to look back while enjoying a nice dinner. Are you a sushi lover? Then go to the Japanese restaurant Blue Sakura. The restaurant is located in an old church, making the experience even more special. The chefs of Blue Sakura work exclusively with fresh products that are prepared with high quality.

Or end your day at Thai Restaurant Bai Yok. During your visit to this restaurant in the center of Zwolle you make a journey to Thailand. The restaurant is attractively furnished and also has a beautiful outdoor area on the Zwolle canal where it is lovely in the summer.


Sleeping in Zwolle

Staying the night in Zwolle is done in a hotel or a B&B. For example, choose a room in Hotel van der Valk or stay in a special B&B in the center, such as in De Pelsertoren. De Pelsertoren is a renovated medieval defense tower located on the canal in downtown Zwolle. Relive past times by staying in this special B&B.

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