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Planning a day or weekend in Zwolle? Then we have a few tips in Zwolle for you! Find the tips that match your interests and discover all facets of the bustling Hanseatic city. Have fun!
City walk through the historic city centre
One of our best tips for a day out in Zwolle is: start your visit with a city walk. By doing so, you will immediately discover what the Hanseatic city has to offer. For example, follow a walking route via an app to pass by Zwolle's most beautiful spots. And the nice thing is: by doing such a city walk in the morning, you can go back to the places you really liked in the afternoon!
Visit unique Zwolle shops
Unique clothing with a Scandinavian touch, a bonbon shop with the tastiest chocolates in the area, a party shop where you get everything for your fancy dress party, concept stores, you name it or you will find it in Zwolle. So one of our tips for Zwolle is: be sure to plan some time to visit these unique shops during your visit to Zwolle.
Lunch at the Screaming Kitchen Girls
You will find De Gillende Keukenmeiden just inside the canals. The attractive and colourful garden immediately makes you happy. Not to mention the friendly staff and fresh sandwiches. The ingredients are seasonal and mainly locally sourced. As a result, the menu changes from time to time, but that is an extra reason to visit again and try something new.
Patatje eten met het Swolsch Friethuys
Most people from Zwolle know it: the Swolsch Friethuys. As soon as you walk in or out of Diezerstraat, you usually see people queuing up here for a tasty fries. And rightly so, because the fresh chips taste delicious. You can also order the tastiest snacks and complete plates. A good tip if you are in Zwolle if you ask us!
Drinks on the city beach or a dip in Wythmenerplas
A Zwolle tip for hot summer days: seek out the water! On Zwolle's beautiful canal you will find Blue Bayou, Zwolle's city beach. A lovely spot where you immediately feel like a holiday. Zwolle has much more than its beautiful canals. On the outskirts of Zwolle you will find the Wijthmenerplas, a popular recreational lake among many Zwolle residents. But people who don't live in Zwolle also like to visit the Wijthmenerplas. On a hot summer day, it is the perfect place to cool off. Lay down your towel in the sand or on the grass and grab a good book.
Buy your favourite book at Van der Velde in de Broeren
Bookworms take note: Van der Velde in de Broeren is a unique bookshop. Even if you are not a bookworm, you will be amazed at Van der Velde in de Broeren because there is much more than just books. The bookshop is located in a 15th-century church called the Broerenkerk. Besides books, you can also buy items to go with them. Think of travel accessories lying among the travel books. A tip in Zwolle that should not be missed!
Museum de Fundatie
Are you an art lover at heart? Then don't skip the unique Museum de Fundatie. Museum de Fundatie owns and manages an extensive collection of fine art. While walking from the train station to the city centre, you will pass the museum, which is located on the Blijmarkt. With 'the Cloud' on the roof of the historic building, the museum immediately catches your attention. From this Cloud on the building, you have a great view of Zwolle's city centre.
Dining out at JaffaJaffa
JaffaJaffa opened its doors in Zwolle last year in the building that first housed De Librije. A historic building in a beautiful spot in Zwolle. Despite having only recently opened, the restaurant is already a hit. You taste stunning street food here and you won't easily find anything comparable to JaffaJaffa. Not only is the food a success, but the staff is incredibly friendly and it is beautifully decorated, making it feel like you are on a culinary trip around the world. And that just in Zwolle!
Climb the Peperbus
The Peperbus Zwolle forms an important part of Zwolle's skyline. At 75 metres tall, the Peperbus towers far above Zwolle's skyline. Have you always wanted to climb the Peperbus? You can! The city tower can be climbed to the first magnitude. It is located at a height of 51 metres, which equals 236 steps. Climb the Peperbus during the Basilica's opening hours. Do you dare?
Feet off the floor in Hedon
At Hedon Zwolle, music lovers can go to the finest concerts and dance events every week. With over 400 events of all shapes and sizes every year, there is something for everyone. Whether pop, rock, jazz, blues, metal or techno is what you prefer, you will always find an event to suit you at Hedon Zwolle.