Points of Interest
SHOPPING IN ZWOLLEZwolle is the largest and most versatile shopping city in Overijssel.
SHOPPING AREAThe extensive shopping area concentrates mainly on the streets around the Diezerstraat. The streets like Luttekestraat, Sassenstraat, Melkmarkt and Oude Vismarkt shelter nice boutiques and exclusive shops.
MARKETSOn Friday morning and Saturday, the general market is in the city center of Zwolle. There are a lot of different ,market stalls on Friday morning an extra square filled with beautiful fabric frames.
Voerman Museum Hattem
In this museum you will learn a lot about the history of Hattem. This history is closely intertwined with the IJssel river and the floodplains. There are several exhibits that show Hattem from several sides. For example, there is an exhibition about the 14th century ‘De Dikke Tinne’ castle. The Voerman Museum has a unique collection of paintings from, among other things, Voerman, Bosboom and Eversen. These great painters of the Icelandic countryside and nature take you back in time.
Wanders In De Broeren
SENSITIVITY FOR THE EYES, EARS AND TASTE: Waanders in de Broeren is much more than a bookstore; An unprecedented world where you can shop surprisingly, have a nice meal and drink in the brasserie or enjoy a lecture, concert or exhibition. Waanders in de Broeren wants to surprise the visitors permanently, not only with an ever changing book collection, but also with a continuously changing range of gift items. Waanders offers luxury stationery, music and movies, cooking, children’s, travel and garden accessories. If you are visiting Zwolle, you definitely have a visit to Waanders in the Broeren.
The Village of Giethoorn
The village of Giethoorn or also called the “Dutch Venice” is definitely worth visiting. Giethoorn has 2620 inhabitants and is known for its bridges, waterways and punters. Giethoorn is elongated and consists of three neighborhoods that are constantly staggered. In the north it is the Noordeinde, then the Middle-East follows and finally the southern end. The Dorpsgracht is the central axis of Giethoorn and ends in the south in the Zuideindiger Wijde. The farms and houses are separated by plot lakes that surround the house plots. The humpback farm is typical of Giethoorn. The farm seems to have a hump because the barn is higher than the house.
“PARADISE GARDEN” IN ZWARTSLUIS
You will find a small paradise in Zwartsluis. “Take a walk and discover a variety of plants in the Zentuiguin, often in conjunction with all kinds of materials like wood, branches, glass and pottery,” says Albert Greveling. The senses garden is a garden where no entrance fee is requested. As long as it’s light, garden lovers have free access. Here everyone can enjoy scents and colors, from birds and insects. “At this moment there is an irresistible coloring game with green tones, which will really break loose before summer”, Albert Greveling enjoys. Young and old can always discover something new in this garden. For example, who knows the peanut tree? Or discover the five meter high double bass and what grows in it and what does it actually look like and what was it actually used for?
ANTON PIECK MUSEUM
The temporary exhibition “Anton Pieck unlimited” from 6 June to 31 October 2017 a journey with Pieck through many European countries. Much of the work on the exhibition has never been exhibited before. Pieck has traveled his entire life. Especially in his young years he visited many countries including Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, England, Ireland, Scandinavia and Morocco. One of his daughters lived in England and married an Englishman too. For Pieck, of course the reason to visit England often. Most of the drawings are from England. Further this exhibition contains a selection of works from the above mentioned countries.
The Peperbus or Our Ladybug is owned by the municipal Zwolle. This 75 meter high tower has a carillon with 51 clocks. The tower is to climb during opening times of the basilica. 236 steps lead you up. The Peperbus gives access to the church and is the bell tower of the Our Lady of the Basilica. The Peperbus gives a wide view of the city and surroundings. In clear weather, the silhouettes of Kampen and Hasselt can be seen. Information boards on the balustrade indicate the important buildings in and outside Zwolle. The tower can be climbed with up to 20 people at a time. This tower is worth climbing.
THE ENGLISH WORK
English Work is a park that was built around 1828 in the city of Zwolle. On former fortifications, a design in romantic English landscape style of probably Hendrik van Lunteren was realized. The public park is located southwest of the city in the neighborhood Spoolde, directly behind the Katerveerdijk the winter dike of the river IJssel. Because of the status of former fortifications, English Work is a national monument.
The Stedelijk Museum Kampen is located in the former town hall of Kampen. The central location in the city enables the special effect of the museum concept possible: the connection between inside and outside: the city museum, the museum end town. The permanent collection of the museum is divided into four themes: water, religion, law and the House of Orange (Orange collection Portraits) These are the pillars that have made the city what it is today. With beautiful museum pieces and modern audiovisual equipment you can see a picture of past, present and future.
Museum De Fundatie is located at the Blijmarkt, right in the center of Zwolle. This neoclassical building was built between 1838 and 1841, after a design by the Hague architect Eduard Louis de Coninck. It served as a courthouse and later offered among others accommodation for the National Planning Department. In 2004/2005 the Palace at the Blijmarkt by design of architect Gunnar Daan turned into museum. In 2012/2013 the building was expanded spectacularly. The elliptical structure on the roof by Museum Foundation itself ‘EYE’, or ‘the cloud’ called but already circulating numerous other nicknames: ‘egg’, the ‘UFO’, ‘Zeppelin’ or ‘ spaceship’.
THE CUTEST BAKERY MUSEUM OF THE NETHERLANDS
The Dutch Bakery Museum in Hattem, with it’s 3 properties and a tunnel under the street, is the largest and most versatile Bakery Museum of our country. In this interactive museum, suitable for young and old, you walk through the history of bread and pastry. Go back in time to the baking demonstrations in the traditional oven fagots or take a look behind the scenes in the modern bakery.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM ZWOLLE
Experience the rich cultural history of Zwolle in the Museum! Wander through the historic Dorstenhouse with sumptuous 18th century style rooms and see the unique 16th century kitchen that was once used to cook for the family. The museum houses an extensive collection of textiles, silver and art including worf of Gerard ter Borch, Hendrick ten Oever and Johan Tischbein. In the ever-changing exhibitions meet old and contemporary art together and show how the past and present are linked.