A dynamic Hanseatic city
Let‘s celebrate life!
Welcome to Zwolle, a thriving Hanseatic town with a historical town centre where life is celebrated. A town inhabited by creative students, inventive entrepreneurs and passionate freethinkers, where people believe that life is better when shared with others. Within the bounds of our old town walls, you will discover a plethora of cultural and culinary delights. Countless festivals, the Netherlands’ best restaurants, high-profile exhibitions and the country’s most beautiful bookshop are just a few of the things you’ll find in this old Hanseatic town, against a wonderful backdrop of mediaeval architecture.
Lively city centre
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.
Once you have completed your exploration of Zwolle’s history, 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. Zwolle is proud to be home to De Fundatie Museum and Waanders bookshop in De Broeren neighbourhood. Lose yourself in high-profile exhibitions and in the wonderful world of books.
Historically Zwolle plays in the major league and that can be said of its culinary heritage, too. A number of bars and restaurants can be found in buildings with great historical value. Zwolle is currently one of the two cities in the Netherlands with three Michelin Stars, The Librije managed and owned by world famous chef Jonnie Boer and his spouse Thérèse, a expert hostess and vinologist.
Tour de Hanze
When strolling through the medieval city centre, you can literally taste the rich history up until today. During the historic city walk “Tour de Hanze” your city guide treats you on stories about Zwolle’s history and you will visit places and buildings where you can take in the flavour of the past. The duration of the walk is approximately 2 hours.
Please call +31 38 422229 for more information, prices and bookings or check out www.overijsseltrips.nl.