The 90 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 liveliness associated with the trade is still felt in Zwolle. Visit the various unique shops of the city or discover the history of this Hanseatic city. The historical monuments and the Stedelijk Museum take you back in time.
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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.
Here is mainly cooked with local, seasonal, fair and traceable products. Taste flavours from the region, artisanally prepared.
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After 236 steps De Peperbus or Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren rewards you with a beautiful view. Enjoy Zwolle from a height of 50 meters.
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Special features is a concept store where art, design and craft go hand in hand. The designs are unique or are made in small quantities.
The cuisine of this contemporary, industrially decorated restaurant is best described as artisanal, pure, burgundy and refined.
From mayor's home to a lovely hotel. Discover the authentic atmosphere of this Grand Hotel. Hospitality has been elevated to a craft.
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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Cheerful gifts, delicious gadgets and stylish design. Look around and be surprised by the many decorative home accessories.
Hidden in a basement you will find a space of twelve square meters where you can learn everything about Saint Nicholas.
Here in the cellar the Zwolse Balls are still made in a traditional way. Traditional confectionery according to ancient and secret recipe.
A shop and café in one. Here they are happy with honest products with a good background. Be surprised by original items.
Recommended for a delicious lunch in Zwolle
Stay in a unique location, namely in De Pelsertoren equipped with beautifully furnished rooms, roof terrace on the tower and extensive breakfast.
A mangerie in Zwolle with homemade, pure, organic products. Perfect for breakfast, coffee with cakes, brunch, lunch or full High Tea.
Blauwdruck sells art by artists from Overijssel with an emphasis on Zwolle. You can also eat a healthy snack there at Deliroos.
In the middle of the square is a glass statue of the archangel Michael, the patron saint of Zwolle. Around there are places where you can eat.
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In the Sassenstraat you can go to Sassy for contemporary clothing labels, as well as accessories, shoes and things for the home.
101winkels is a concept store with unique mostly handmade products from various creative entrepreneurs and brands.
Time for vitamins! The smoothies here are refreshing, tasty and also very healthy. Also for frozen yogurt, superfood and fruit salads.
Visit this shop for beautiful high-quality handmade men's shoes for a nice price. Customizen also belongs to the possibilities.
Nice B&Bs in the city centre of Zwolle
Fresh fries from first class potatoes are served with a pinch of sea salt in a handy tip bag with separate sauce compartment.
A special cocktail bar where you can order a delicious fancy hot dog next to an original cocktail. A particularly surprising combination.
After a restoration, things that were previously invisible have become visible again. View the women's balcony and the clock with Hebrew letters.
Food at the culinary level, but without too much sterallures. The team of Os en Peper presents you an internationally oriented cuisine.
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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.
Climb a piece of the city wall that served in earlier times as a protection against sieges and cannonfire.
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 décor.
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.
A unique three star hotel and whiskey bar. The high ceiling and original ornaments create a lot of atmosphere. Each room has its own charm.
As a music lover, let yourself be enchanted at Hedon. Every week there are various concerts of different genres.
Surprising home shop in historic building in Hartje Zwolle with unique accessories and gifts. Visit the exhibition space or follow a workshop.
A cozy no-nonsense bistro where you can enjoy good French cuisine at good prices, located on the edge of the center.
Because they can never choose themselves, they have come up with a concept here where you can compose your own brunch or dinner via a checkcard.
This unique building has a beautiful collection. Through exhibitions, they want to convey their passion for visual art to a wide audience.
The atmospheric trend follower in Zwolle. The carefully selected women's fashion collection is always equipped with the latest style elements.
In the store you will find all kinds of necessities for collectors. In addition, stamps, coins, postcards are auctioned every month.
Stay overnight in a national monument at this B&B, experience plenty of personal attention and enjoy the location in the heart of Zwolle.
Here you can go for 'all day brunch'. Pop down and taste yoghurt, smoothies, salads, topped waffles and organic lemonades.
Take a look at the life of Herman Brood and discover both his art and personal belongings. From screen printing to spray needles.
A too nice concept store full of fashion, gifts jewelry and home accessories. Among the mix of items you will definitely find an item you fall in love with.
In one of the oldest streets of Zwolle is this nice B&B where you can relax in well-kept rooms that are equipped with all comforts.
A city park where you can relax in the grass in the summer. The park is situated on the former fortifications of the seventeenth century.
The Grote Kerk as the beating heart of the city, where spirituality and culture go hand in hand. From services to concerts and lectures.
At this women's clothing store with a boutique-like look they are always looking for the latest trends and like to give them their own twist.
La Ropa, which in Spanish means 'the clothing', offers women's fashion from beautiful brands.
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.
Much more than a bookstore; an unprecedented world where you can shop, eat and drink surprisingly or enjoy lectures and concerts.
This most striking building of Zwolle can be visited as well. Climb the medieval tower staircase and learn about the history of the gate.
Enjoy the residential atmosphere in the former 19th century police station just a few steps away from Zwolle train station.
Big and with allure. A beautiful theater where you go for a full night out. Enjoy big names from home and abroad.
This train station is located on the south side of the city centre. Take the exit on the north side at track 1 and walk to the city centre in 15 minutes.
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.
A full apartment above a lunch shop. Stijlvol and the perfect base. For those looking for a cozy and pleasant stay.
Set in a monumental building, you will find this exhibition and work space for contemporary visual art. Here they connect history and contemporary art.
Let yourself be seduced by the scent of chocolate, truffles and chocolates that are artisanally prepared here. The door is open to you.
Located in a former women's prison, Librije's Hotel offers an ultimate hotel experience with passion and luxury.
Hop on one of the boats and enjoy the many sights of Zwolle from the water.
In the warm atmosphere of Restaurant Poppe, the chefs prepare delicious contemporary cuisine in a centrally located open kitchen.
Here they have a fashionable, refreshing and surprising take on fashion. From a business outfit to a sporty, casual look.
A modern mini hotel with five luxurious rooms. Among the hotel rooms is a brasserie that is open daily for all guests.
In the heart of the city you will find this cosy city hotel equipped with en suite rooms, a beautiful view and a tapas restaurant with spacious terrace.
Always wanted to sleep on a home ark? Then cross the walkway of De Leeuw. Lying in a canal in Zwolle on the edge of the city centre.
Ice cream IJssalon Salute is made exclusively with the finest Italian ingredients. Enjoy this freshly made daily cooling.
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.
At 75 years you can go here for luxury leather goods, business cases and travel items. A large collection where you will definitely find something to your taste.
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.
Taste, atmosphere and service. Count on authentic dishes and pure quality at Vaca Negra. Think, for example, buttery Argentine beef.
Relax with a special cup of coffee and a delicious huys made piece of apple pie? It's possible in this brasserie.
Women's fashion of good quality and made of comfortable fabrics. You can contact September for that. They have a collection of clothing and jewelry.
This B&B is located just outside the city centre and is a nice base. Relax after a day at Zwolle. In the charming room or in your own garden.
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.
Sample modern Asian cuisine at this restaurant. Here they present authentic and innovative dishes from different Asian cuisines.
Original quality toys, nice clothes and lots of nostalgia. You'll find it all when you browse around this cozy store.
Located in a good location you will find Hotel Oldenburg where you will stay in nice rooms, breakfast in restaurant Apart! rents food & drinks and bicycles.
It's good to stay in the Pestengasthuys. In the 15th century building you can taste dishes prepared with seasonal produce in a cosy atmosphere.
The bar where you not only have a good burger but where you can drink a nice beer or a good glass of wine in a no-nonsense atmosphere.
For a good wine or delicious whiskey you're good here. The assortment is large and partly found in the impressive, authentic wine cellar.
In the former post office of Zwolle you can enjoy the most beautiful dishes at restaurant UNO. Think of Spanish tapas and various pastas.
The atmospheric Lunchwinkel is a place to have a cup of coffee or have a nice lunch. But also for an original gift.
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 good here.
A place for those looking for local and authentic experiences. Located on the outskirts of the city, the hotel offers stylish rooms.
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.
At this atmospheric flower specialty shop a team of experienced craftsmen put together beautiful bouquets.
Make yourself comfortable and feel at home Near. At this atmospheric place you can have a good conversation while enjoying a drink.
Parking garage within walking distance of the center on the southwest side of the city center. The spots here are pretty narrow.
Small parking area on the canal north-east of the city just a few minutes walk to the center.
Several parking decks above a shopping complex where you can park cheap. From the northeast side of the city you walk right into the center.
Visit this location in the Zwolle Balletjeshuis for tips and all kinds of tourist information about the city of Zwolle.
Go to the tourist information point in Waanders In de Broeren for useful tips, maps, leaflets, sightseeing and city walks.
In this parking garage on the north side you can park relatively cheap. There is plenty of space and the inner city can be reached quickly.
Relatively pricey, but spacious car park on the west side of the city centre. Museum de Fundatie and the city centre are nearby.
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