Welcome to Zwolle, a vibrant Hanseatic city that celebrate life in its historic city center. A city full of creative students, inventive entrepreneurs and individualistic free thinks. You will quickly feel welcome in Zwolle, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history which makes for a great walk.
Our historical town centre with its old canals is home to many places of great significance. The Hanseatic League’s warehouses and homes with grand façades point to the origin of our prosperity.
Within the centuries-old city walls, you will discover cultural and culinary abundance. Countless festivals, the best culinary establishments in the Netherlands, remarkable exhibitions, the most beautiful bookshop in the country and more, all set against the medieval backdrop of this old Hanseatic city.
Strolling through the town centre, you will automatically end up at two of Zwolle’s most striking institutions. Zwolle is proud to be home to museum ‘de Fundatie’ and bookshop ‘Waanders in de Broeren’.
Lose yourself in high-profile exhibitions and in the wonderful world of books. Discover the lively shopping streets with all the big store chains and trendy concept stores.
Once you have completed your exploration of Zwolle, be sure to sample the city’s many restaurants and cafés, with or without outdoor seating area.
Tantalise your taste buds with De Librije’s famous haute cuisine, or allow yourself to be surprised by the many other excellent chefs in our city.
Take a walk across centuries-old squares and discover small and intimate pubs, modern pop-up restaurants, lunchrooms serving delicious organic food and super healthy juice bars!
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