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A weekend in Zwolle

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Zwolle is a bustling Hanseatic city where there is much to do. So you can explore the historic city and an unforgettable weekend in Zwolle to meet. The city has a unique range of stores, tasteful restaurants and cozy cafes, admirable theaters and much more. It is therefore fun to spend not just one day here, but a whole weekend!

Weekend break to Zwolle

On a weekend trip to Zwolle, there is a lot to experience and admire. Zwolle is a city that dates back to the Middle Ages. This is reflected in many ancient attractions. Are you not so interested in historic buildings? Then there are plenty of other things to see!

Is it weather to have a picnic? Then Park Potgietersingel is dotted with people who want to enjoy the sunshine. The park is located right in the center, so it is also called the green city heart of Zwolle. Get tasty snacks and drinks in the center and enjoy!

The famous Sassenpoort probably dates from 1409 and is considered the main remnant of Zwolle's medieval walls. Reconstructed parts of the old walls and gates can still be admired in Zwolle. But the best preserved was the Sassenpoort. Want to know all the ins and outs of the gate? Then go out with a guide who will tell you all about it.

Century-old Sassenpoort in Zwolle
Century-old Sassenpoort in Zwolle

Just like the Sassenpoort, De Peperbus is also an icon of Zwolle. It is the bell tower of the Onze Lieve Vrouw Basilica, a Gothic medieval cruciform church. You can climb the Peperbus and see all of Zwolle. What a beautiful view! Guided tours of the basilica can also be taken.

Van der Velde in de Broeren is a bookstore located in the former Broeren church dating back to 1466. Thus, the experience of a bookstore becomes different from an average bookstore. Are you browsing among the cookbooks? Then there are also matching items such as crockery or kitchenware. You can store there very pleasantly, but you can also eat and drink deliciously. On the third floor of the building there are also regular exhibitions.

For soccer fans PEC Zwolle is of course a must. You can watch a game, but a tour through the MAC3PARK is also possible. The stadium is not only for soccer games but for all kinds of sporting and business activities.

What to do in Zwolle

There are many activities to undertake in Zwolle, but of course you need to know about them. Here are some tips, which in combination, make the ideal day for young and old.

Museum de Fundatie will surely catch your eye when you walk through Zwolle. The neoclassical building on the Blijmarkt served as the Palace of Justice, but in 2004/2005 it was converted into an art museum. The collection includes works by old masters such as Strozzi and Vroom but also a lot of Dutch art by Mondriaan, Appel and Voerman.

Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle](

Are you taking a weekend trip with kids? Then you'll probably make them happy with a day at Dinoland Zwolle. Here the kids will have fun in the T-Rexpedition, movie theater, climbing course and bungee trampoline. There is also a restaurant, kiosk and dino shop. Dinoland Zwolle is easily reached on foot from Zwolle train station and the city center.

Are you in for an evening out? Check out the agenda of Poppodium Hedon. As a music lover you can go here weekly for fine concerts and dance events. With over 400 events in various genres there is something for everyone.

Other activities that allow you to explore the city in a fun way are participating in one of the many city walks that are offered or renting a boat that allow you to admire the city from the water.

Culinary delights during a weekend in Zwolle

Conclude your weekend in Zwolle with a good dinner. Zwolle is the place to be when it comes to culinary surprises. Just be sure to make your reservations in time, because these top restaurants are so full!

At Os en Peper the chef cooks live for a maximum of 16 persons, so there is plenty of room for personal attention which makes a night here very enjoyable. There is a fixed menu, which changes every two months. This menu consists entirely of fresh and regional products which are then cooked with love and passion. Hostess Lisette provides each dish with a matching wine.

Do you dine one evening at D'Andrea's? Then you dine an evening in Italy. You'll be seduced by the scents, the interior details, the music and all the goodies that pass you by. You want exactly three things here: to enjoy the food, drink and company.

Three star restaurant de Librije in Zwolle](

Restaurants where you're also going to have an interesting evening include De Librije, Bai Yok or Bij Broeders.

Staying the night in Zwolle

A weekend away in Zwolle of course includes a suitable accommodation. Staying the night in Zwolle is a party, in the Hanseatic city are many comfortable hotels located where you will have a wonderful stay. Examples are Van Der Valk Hotel, Grand Hotel Wientjes, Hotel Fidder and Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Ter Borch.

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