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48 hours in Zwolle

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Zwolle has everything for a versatile city trip: a centuries-old city canal, unique boutiques, trendy cafes and cultural hotspots. Get everything from your lightning visit and enjoy 48 hours in Zwolle!


Get a coffee to-go and take a stroll

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 more than enough (free) parking facilities around the center of Zwolle. Start your visit to Zwolle with a city walk, so you can already explore the city. You can do this on your own, but you can also choose a city walk that is already plotted. On the Internet you will find numerous city tours that you can follow. Or go out with a guide, so you also hear all kinds of stories about Zwolle. Get a coffee to-go at Espressobar Maling along the way.


Tasting together at Bij Hartje Zwolle

At Hartje Zwolle is all about tasting and sharing. Order small dishes to share together with your travel companions. This way you taste new things and really eat together. It is located just outside the canals of Zwolle and is therefore easily accessible from the center of Zwolle.


Rent a boat


' Rent a boat and discover Zwolle from the water. Sail a complete tour or cut across the Noordereiland via the beautiful Thorbeckegracht with historic mansions. Here you can also stop for a drink at Cafe 't Beugeltje or for an ice cream at IJssalon Salute. Cruise past impressive sights, such as Museum de Fundatie, De Peperbus and the old city wall. Tip: bring your own extra snacks and drinks.


Cozy dining at Brasserie Jansen

Brasserie Jansen is a place where it's all about being together and having fun while enjoying a tasty dinner and a good glass of wine. It is therefore not for nothing a place where people like to come together. At Brasserie Jansen they choose for honest and good food. As they say: "Contents above form, nice simple food with an Italian influence".


Specialty beer tour in Zwolle


After a nice dinner, the evening is not over yet. Zwolle has a number of specialty beer cafes and this is the perfect opportunity to make it a specialty beer tour. Start the evening at the Belgische Keizer, where you can choose from dozens of Belgian beers. Also DAVO, Het Refter and Woodies should not be missed during the special beer tour.


Staying overnight in the center of Zwolle

Time to wrap up the evening. In the center of Zwolle there are numerous possibilities to spend the night. For example, spend the night in a B&B, such as B&B In de Kromme Jak. You're right in the center, but on a quiet street. You'll find three rooms, each with its own bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen TV and lovely beds. In the morning you get a nutritious breakfast with fresh orange juice and warm rolls. If the weather is nice you can start your day on the balcony.


Culture in Zwolle


After a hearty breakfast, the new day can begin. Museum de Fundatie is a major eye catcher of Zwolle. The building alone is worth a visit. Inside you'll find an extensive collection of visual arts. Do you want to learn everything about Zwolle? Then pay a visit to ANNO. Also stop by Van der Velde in de Broeren: a bookstore (and more) located in the Broerenkerk, a monumental church building with a rich history.


Lunch at...

It's time for lunch! At The Screaming Kitchen Maids you order delicious sandwiches, cakes and other sweets. They use mostly organic and local products here. Is the weather nice? Then take a seat in the garden of The Screaming Maids. But even in the winter sun it is good to stay here.


Me-time at massage boutique Oikoa


After all the adventures during your 48 hours in Zwolle, you also deserve some relaxation and me-time. Book a massage at massage boutique Oikoa. Relaxing in an environment where you are central and everything is right down to the last detail is possible at Oikoa. Because of its location in the center, a massage at Oikoa is a perfect ending to a beautiful day in Zwolle or a nice relaxing moment before dinner at one of the nice restaurants in Zwolle.


For a luxurious dinner, go to Coperto Restobar

For good food and a fancy night out, you need to go to Coperto Restobar. At Coperto, they understand well that gastronomy is about more than just serving tasty dishes. It is about enriching the entire experience. The guests of Coperto Restobar are spoiled with special dishes and matching wines. Chef Remco Jansen and his brigade have not received a Bib Gourmand in November 2019 for nothing. Zwolle has of course many more restaurants, so there is something for everyone.

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