10 highlights in Zwolle

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What should you really see and do in Zwolle? Put these 10 tips on your bucket list and make sure you tick them off!

Zwolle: what to do?

Zwolle has a lot to offer. Visit the Hanseatic city and let yourself be enchanted by the charms of Zwolle. You will not be bored for a second, because there are plenty of things to do in Zwolle. We are only too happy to give you a few tips about our pride and joy: the city of Zwolle.

Sights in Zwolle

A few sights in Zwolle you shouldn't skip. How short your visit to the Hanseatic city may be: a few things are really worth taking a look at. One example is the Sassenpoort. From the station you can easily walk to the Sassenpoort. The Sassenpoort is a city gate that was built in the 14th and 15th centuries as part of the city's defenses.

Also Waanders in de Broeren is worth a visit. Housed in the Broerenkerk, a monumental church building with a rich history, sits one of the most beautiful bookstores in the Netherlands. The modern interior is interwoven with the traditional style elements of the old monastery church. Waanders In De Broeren offers their visitors an ever-changing book collection, an ever-changing selection of gift items, delicious food and drink and the occasional lecture, concert or exhibition. It is not an ordinary bookstore, but an experience!

Would you like to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city? You can also find plenty of fun things to do near Zwolle center. For example, go grab a bite to eat at Restaurant De Agnietenberg. The restaurant is located just outside the center in a green environment. This gives you the feeling of escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city. During a dinner in the garden you can completely relax.

Top 10 things to do in Zwolle

If you search the Internet for "What to do in Zwolle?" you get an awful lot of search results. It's only logical that you don't know where to look. To make it easier for you, we have put together a top 10 of fun things to do in Zwolle.

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    Museum de Fundatie

    Museum de Fundatie owns and manages an extensive collection of visual arts. Admire the art of Gerard ter Borch, Vincent van Gogh and William Turner, as well as changing temporary exhibitions. From the museum's cloud, you have a beautiful view of the city. The collection and exhibitions can be seen at two locations: Kasteel het Nijenhuis with sculpture garden near Heino and Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle.

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    Waanders In De Broeren

    Waanders In De Broeren is called by many the most beautiful bookstore in the Netherlands. Located in the Broerenkerk, a monumental church building with a rich history. The modern interior is interwoven with the traditional style elements of the old monastery church. Waanders In De Broeren offers its visitors an ever-changing book collection, an ever-changing range of gift items, delicious food and drink or to enjoy a lecture, concert or exhibition. It's not just a bookstore but an experience!

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    The Great Church

    Pay a visit to the Grote Kerk (The Great Church). The Grote Kerk is the beating heart of Zwolle's city centre, where spirituality and culture go hand in hand. It is a place for learning and innovation. To listen and to look. To discover, to marvel and to enrich yourself.

    Address: Grote Markt 18, 8011 LW Zwolle

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    Climb the Peperbus

    Have you always wanted to climb the Peperbus? You can! You can climb the tower during the opening hours of the basilica. On top of the Peperbus, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Zwolle.

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    The Sassenpoort

    The Sassenpoort in the city wall of Zwolle is a city wall that was built in the late 14th and early 15th century as part of the city's defences. The Sassenpoort is one of the Top 100 Dutch UNESCO monuments.

    Address: Sassenstraat 53, 8011 PB Zwolle

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    Explore the city by bike taxi

    Not much time? But you still want to see something of the city? Then choose a bicycle joe or bicycle taxi. We highly recommend the tour along the most beautiful spots in the city centre; an hour of enjoyment!

    Address: Enkstraat 37, 8012 VA Zwolle

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    Cruise through the canals

    Hire a sloop, canoe, sup or pedalo and tour the beautiful city canal. Do you prefer to sail? Then opt for a boat tour. The skipper will tell you fun facts about the city.

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    Culinary hotspots

    Pull up a chair in one of Zwolle's many atmospheric restaurants and caf├ęs. The menu is packed with delicacies. In Zwolle, you can literally enjoy yourself with stars in no less than 3-star award-winning restaurant De Librije.

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    City walk

    Zwolle is a wonderful city for a city walk or tour. This way you will discover the city with its rich history at its best. You can join a guide, or explore the city independently with the help of the map.

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    Go shopping!

    Zwolle is the largest and most versatile shopping city in Overijssel. From authentic shops to trendy concept stores and from trendy juice bars to luxury boutiques. In Zwolle, you can shop to your heart's content.

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