Discover cultural and historical Zwolle with this unique city guide

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In the field of culture and history there is plenty to do in Zwolle. This Hanseatic city on the Overijsselse Vecht is therefore an ideal destination to spend a day wandering around. We have listed a number of places for you in this city guide that are unique to this beautiful city.
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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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This most striking building of Zwolle can be visited as well. Climb the medieval tower staircase and learn about the history of the gate.

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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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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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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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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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Discover cultural and historical Zwolle with this unique city guide

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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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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.


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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Hop on one of the boats and enjoy the many sights of Zwolle from the water.


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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