The 12 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Zwolle

Zwolle is the capital of Overijssel and one of Hanseatic cities in the east of the country. A stroll through the winding streets in the Old Town will make you feel back in time. Admire the 14th century Sassenpoort and climb Peperbus for fantastic views of the city. In addition, a visit to Museum de Fundatie and the bookstore Wanders in the Broeren in a beautiful church should not be missed during a day trip to Zwolle. Save your favourite spots on your city guide and experience the beautiful sides of Zwolle.

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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 there are places where you can eat.

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

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Museum de Fundatie

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

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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.

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Grote of Sint-Michaëlskerk

The Grote Kerk 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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Climb a piece of the city wall that served in earlier times as a protection against sieges and cannonfire.

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Herman Brood Experience

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

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Het Sinterklaasmuseum

Hidden in a basement you will find a space of twelve square meters where you can learn everything about Saint Nicholas.

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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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This most striking building of Zwolle can be visited as well. Climb the medieval tower staircase and learn about the history of the gate.



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


Galerie Het Langhuis

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

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