The 85 best places to visit during a city trip in Zwolle

Zwolle is a city with a rich history. Originally a trading city, the city was created thanks to its location on several waterways. The vivacity associated with the trade is still felt in Zwolle. Visit the various unique shops that the city is rich or discover the history of this Hanseatic city. The historical monuments and the Stedelijk Museum take you back in time.

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Bij Hartje Zwolle

Because they can never choose, they have come up with a concept where you can put together your own brunch or dinner via a tick card.

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Swolsch Friethuys

The fresh fries of first class potatoes are served with a pinch of sea salt in handy tip bag with separate sauce compartment.

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Os en Peper

Food on a culinary level, but without too much sterallures. The team of Os en Pepper presents you with an internationally oriented cuisine.

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Derksen & Derksen

Here you can put together an exclusive outfit while enjoying a cup of coffee. From casual outfit to business park. The collection of men's fashion is large.

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101winkels is a concept store with unique mostly handmade products from various creative entrepreneurs and brands.

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Het Weeshuys

The cuisine of this contemporary, industrially designed restaurant is best described as traditional, pure, burgundy and refined.

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A too cute concept store full of fashion, gifts jewelry and home accessories. Among the mix of items, you will definitely find an item that you fall in love with.

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Here you will find 'Products with Manners', or well-mannered, artisanal products that have been created in a socially and responsibly manner.

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After 236 steps, The Peperbus or Our Lady Tower rewards you with a beautiful view. Enjoy Zwolle from a height of 50 meters.

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A food shop with the best meals, culinary soups, crazy soft drinks, chocolate, freshly baked organic bread and much more.

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Hier en Daar

In the heart of Zwolle you will find this espresso and wine bar with the best coffee, the best wines, delicious specialty beers and fresh lunch dishes.

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Kota Radja

Taste modern Asian cuisine at this restaurant. Here they present authentic and innovative dishes from various Asian cuisines.

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Galerie Het Langhuis

Located in a monumental building, you will find this exhibition and work space for contemporary visual arts. Here they connect history and contemporary art.

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B&B De Pelsertoren

Stay in a unique location, namely in De Pelsertoren with beautifully decorated spaces, roof terrace on the tower and extensive breakfast.

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Theater de Spiegel

Great and with allure. A beautiful theater where you go for a full night out. Enjoy big names from home and abroad.

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Climb a piece of the city wall that served in ancient times as protection against sieges and cannonfire.

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The bar where you not only eat a good burger but where you can drink a nice beer or a good glass of wine in a no-nonsense atmosphere.

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Het Konkeltje

This craft coffee and tea shop has an assortment which consists of no less than 25 types of Mocca d'Or coffee and 150 types of tea.

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Het Zwolse Balletjeshuis

Here in the basement the Zwolse Balls are still made in an artisanal way. Traditional confectionery according to ancient and secret recipe.

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Van Beek Lederwaren

As 75 years old you can go here for luxury leather goods, business cases and travel items. A large collection where you will certainly find something to your taste.

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IJssalon Salute

Ice cream parlor Salute is prepared exclusively with the best Italian ingredients. Enjoy this daily freshly made cooling.

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De Buik van Parijs

A cosy no-nonsense bistro where you can enjoy good French cuisine at good prices, located on the edge of the city centre.

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Viva la moda

At this women's clothing store with a boutique look they are always looking for the latest trends and like to give them their own twist.

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Het Sinterklaasmuseum

Tucked away in a cellar, you'll find a space of twelve square meters where you can learn everything about Saint Nicholas.

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't Kerkbrugje

At this atmospheric flower specialist store, a team of experienced craftsmen put together beautiful bouquets.

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Bonbonnerie Borrel

Let yourself be seduced by the scent of chocolate, truffles and chocolates prepared here in a traditional way. The door is open for you.

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Villa Suikerberg

In the fairytale building of Villa Suikerberg you can have lunch and taste a high tea. Next to the inside, the sunny terrace is beautiful.

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Brasserie Het Vliegerhuys

Relax with a special cup of coffee and a delicious house made piece of apple pie? In this brasserie you can do it.

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In the Sassenstraat you can go to Sassy for contemporary clothing labels, and for accessories, shoes and stuff for the home.

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A special cocktail bar where you can order a delicious fancy hot dog next to an original cocktail. A very surprising combination.

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Café de Gezelligheid

A brown cafe which is run with great pleasure by Jos and Hilde Piening. In the 17th century building and on the sunny terrace there is a cosy atmosphere.

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Op Tafel

At Op Tafel they have all kinds of atmospheric products to decorate the table and kitchen. They also have an assortment of artisanal food.

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De Gillende Keukenmeiden

A mangerie in Zwolle with homemade, pure, organic products. Perfect for breakfast, coffee with pastries, brunch, lunch or full High Tea.

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Spøtted Zwolle

The atmospheric trend follower in Zwolle. The carefully selected women's fashion collection is always equipped with the latest style elements.

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Smooth Fruit Therapy

Time for vitamins! The smoothies here are refreshing, tasty and also very healthy. Also for frozen yogurt, superfood and fruit salads.

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Reinhard Frans Schoenen

Visit this shop for beautiful, high-quality, handmade men's shoes for a great price. Customizen is also one of the possibilities.

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Slijterij Bartels

For a good wine or delicious whiskey, you're right here. The assortment is large and partly to be found in the impressive, authentic wine cellar.

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Veilinghuis de Voorstraat

In the store you will find all kinds of collectors supplies. In addition, postage stamps, coins, postcards are auctioned every month.

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Café 't Beugeltje

Located in the Wijndragerstoren you will find this cozy pub. The terrace, located on the canal, is the ideal place for a drink in summer.

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Bijzonderheden conceptstore

Special features is a concept store where art, design and craft go hand in hand. The designs are unique or are made in small editions.

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Grote Markt

In the middle of the square is a glass statue of the archangel Michael, the patron saint of Zwolle. Around are places where you can eat good.

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B&B In de Kromme Jak

In one of the oldest streets of Zwolle lies this nice B&B where you can relax in well-kept rooms that are equipped with all comforts.

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A city park where you can relax in the grass in the summer. The park is located on the former fortifications of the seventeenth century.

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Pillows Grand Hotel Ter Borch

Enjoy the residential atmosphere in the former 19th-century police station just a stone's throw from Zwolle Train Station.

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This most striking building of Zwolle is not only to be seen but also to visit. Climb the medieval tower staircase and learn about the history of the gate.

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After a restoration, things that were previously invisible have become visible again. Look at the women's balcony and the clock with Hebrew letters.

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Herman Brood Experience

Take a look into the life of Herman Brood and discover both his art and personal belongings. From silkscreen printing to spray needles.

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Waanders In de Broeren

Much more than a bookstore; an unprecedented world where you can shop, eat and drink surprisingly or enjoy lectures and concerts.

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Vaca Negra

Taste, atmosphere and service. At Vaca Negra, count on authentic dishes and pure quality. Think, for example, of buttery Argentine beef.

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Stadsstrand Zwolle

During the summer months, part of the Rodetorenplein is transformed into a city beach. Complete with sand, palm trees and beach chairs.

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Restaurant Poppe

In the warm atmosphere of Restaurant Poppe, the chefs prepare delicious contemporary dishes in a centrally located open kitchen.

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Museum de Fundatie

This unique building has a beautiful collection. Through exhibitions, they want to convey the passion for visual arts to a wide audience.

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Restaurant Vidiveni

Here is mainly cooked with local, seasonal, honest and traceable products. Taste flavors from the region, artisanally prepared.

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Villa Tovertoren

Original quality toys, nice clothes and lots of nostalgia. You'll find it all when you snooze around in this cozy store.

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Get on one of the boats and enjoy the many sights that Zwolle is rich from the water.

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Blauwdruck sells art by artists from Overijssel with an emphasis on Zwolle. You can also have a healthy snack at Deliroos.

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Poppodium Hedon

Let yourself be enchanted as a music lover at Hedon. Every week, various concerts of different genres take place.

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It's a good place to stay in the Pestengasthuys. In the 15th century building you can taste dishes prepared with seasonal products in a cosy atmosphere.

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B&B Kort Jakje

In a renovated warehouse you stay at this B&B in style thanks to the comfort, the cosy living room with flat-screen TV and homely decor.

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Lots & More Zwolle

Here you can go for 'all day brunch'. Flip down and taste yogurt, smoothies, salads, waffles and organic lemonades.

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La Ropa

La Ropa, which in Spanish means “clothes”, offers women's fashion of beautiful brands.

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Young Men's Shop

Here they have a fashionable, refreshing and surprising look at fashion. From a business outfit to a sporty, casual look.

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Fancy a table full of delicious bapas? In other words, specialty beer and snacks. In the tasty Dutch, Belgian cuisine where they also cook a lot with beer.

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Cheerful gifts, delicious gifts and stylish design. Look around and be surprised by the many decorative home accessories.

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Stadshotel Oldenburg

Located in a good location you will find Hotel Oldenburg where you stay in nice rooms, breakfast in restaurant Apart! food & drinks and bicycles for rent.

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De Lunchwinkel

The atmospheric Lunchwinkel is a place to have a cup of coffee or have a delicious lunch. But also for an original gift.

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Women's fashion of good quality and made of comfortable fabrics. You can go to September for that. They have a collection of clothes and jewelry.

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Here they offer the ideal combination of fashion and lifestyle. From an extensive range of women's clothing to beautiful vases, cushions and home accessories.

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Restaurant UNO

In the former post office of Zwolle you can enjoy the most beautiful dishes at restaurant UNO. Think Spanish tapas and various pastas.

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In De Buurt

Make yourself comfortable and feel at home In De Neighborhood. In this atmospheric place you can have a good conversation while enjoying a drink.

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Engel Winkelcafé

A shop and a cafe in one. Here they are happy with (h) honest products with a good background. Be surprised by original items.

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Het Wijnhuis

The specialty here are the wines but also for a nice lunch or dinner, fresh bread, fresh salads and a good glass of beer you are right here.

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Cultuurschip Thor

Cultural activities such as intimate concerts take place on the almost 100 year old boat 'The Thor'. Experience the most beautiful music in a unique location.

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Hanze Hotel Zwolle

In the middle of the city you will find this cosy city hotel with en suite rooms, a beautiful view and a tapas restaurant with spacious terrace.

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Grote of Sint-Michaëlskerk

The Great Church as the beating heart of the city, where spirituality and culture go hand in hand. From services to concerts and lectures.

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Taronja Wooncadeaus

Surprising shop in historic building in Hartje Zwolle with unique accessories and gifts. Visit the exhibition space or follow a workshop.

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Old Vic

Here clothes from mostly Italian brands find a new owner. For men, young and old, who want to look according to the latest fashion image.

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NS Station Zwolle

This train station is located on the south side of the city centre. Take the north side exit at track 1 and walk to the city centre in 15 minutes.

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Zwolle Tourist Info in fraaie boekhandel

Visit the tourist information point in Waanders In de Broeren for useful tips, maps, leaflets, sights and city walks.

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Zwolle Tourist Info in snoepwinkeltje

Visit this location in the Zwolle Ballets House for tips and all kinds of tourist information about the city of Zwolle.

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Parkeergarage Noordereiland

In this car park on the north side you can park relatively cheap. There is plenty of space and the city centre can be reached quickly.

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Parkeergarage Diezerpoort

Several parking decks above a shopping complex where you can park cheap. From the northeast side of the city you walk into the city centre.

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Parkeerterrein Blekerswegje

Small parking lot on the canal north-east of the city just a few minutes walk to the city center.

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Parkeergarage Emmawijk

Parking garage within walking distance of the center on the southwest side of the city center. The spots here are quite narrow.

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Parkeergarage Maagjesbolwerk

Relatively pricey, but spacious parking garage on the west side of the city centre. Museum de Fundatie and the city centre are nearby.

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