Things to do in Zwolle

Zwolle is well known as a historic Hanseatic city, but it also has a modern dynamic. here are ample opportunities for great shopping, as well as wining and dining in Zwolle. The star-shaped city canal with green parks are very inviting, so don’t forget to go for a walk or take a boat tour.


Highlights in Zwolle

Museum de Fundatie
Museum de Fundatie is housed in a neoclassical building on the Blijmarkt in Zwolle. You will recognize it because of the unusual roof, the so called egg of Zwolle will catch your eye. Museum de Fundatie manages a large and diverse collection of visual arts that can be admired. The museum houses world famous works of for example Van Gogh, Picasso and Mondriaan.

Van der Velde in de Broeren
Many call this the most beautiful bookstore in The Netherlands. This bookstore is located in a monumental church.  This beautiful store offers an ever-changing book collection, a constantly changing range of gifts, delicious food and drink or enjoy a concert or exhibition. 

The Sassenpoort
The Sassenpoort is a city wall that dates from early 15th century as part of the city’s defences. The Sassenpoort is one of the Top 100 Dutch UNESCO monuments.  This category contains monuments of which ownership and preservation by the state is considered of extraordinary cultural historic importance.

Peperbus tower
After 236 steps De Peperbus or Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren rewards you with a beautiful view. Enjoy Zwolle from a height of 50 meters. The Peperbus or Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren is a 75 meter high tower with a carillon with 51 bells at the top. On this 50 meter high point you have a beautiful view over Zwolle.

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