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Preparing your trip to Zwolle: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

‘Sassenpoort’ Zwolle 1. Soft drugs are legalized in the whole country. In Zwolle, there are special venues where drugs are allowed. So, there is no use buying soft drugs on the street. Tourists can also try absinthe – the drink is also sold at specially designated establishments.
2. Don’t even try to export soft drugs from the Netherlands. This is a crime that will result in a 12-year sentence. As a souvenir, consider buying klomps (Dutch wooden shoes), ceramics (tableware and kitchen accessories are the most popular), chocolate, cheese, and tulip bulbs.
3. Taking photographs is prohibited in some places. Do not ignore restricting signs.
4. Citizens of the Netherlands are famous for their tolerance, so they try to treat everything with patience and understanding. However, they are also famous for their affection for nature and the animal world. Needless to say, they are against cruelty to animals, and wearing fur outwear is a symbol of cruelty for them. It is highly recommended not to visit the city is such clothes – there is a chance that the fur coat will be destroyed. Never throw litter on the streets as that is also something that locals will not tolerate.
5. Locals also do not like when someone is late, especially for an important business meeting. Even though they will not say anything, it is better to apologize if you are late and explain the reason for the delay. Copyright
6. There should be no communication problems since most locals speak German and English.
7. The Netherlands is a country with a low crime level, but tourists should still not forget about basic precautions. There can be pickpockets and thieves, especially in big cities, and Zwolle is one of them.
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8. The bicycle is the most popular means of transport in the city. It is comfortable to explore all major landmarks of the city by bicycle. That said, getting around the city in a car is also quite comfortable. Car rental requirements are quite standard – tourists will need an international driving license and a credit card.
9. Public transport is also well-organized in Zwolle. That applies to intercity transport as well. Don’t forget to purchase public transport tickets as a failure to do that will result in a large fine. Tourists can also purchase a special pass named strippenkaarten as this is a very comfortable way to pay for the public transport services.
10. Tips in restaurants, hotels, shops, and taxi are already included in the total. Because of that, tourists do not need to worry about giving a too small tip. However, if the service is exceptionally good, it is allowed to leave some extra tip.
11. Smoking in public areas is prohibited.
12. Despite the fact that locals are tolerant people, they usually prefer to wear casual clothes (smart casual is the ideal style), while too bright and extravagant clothes may cause misunderstanding.
13. The last but not the least – the total in a bar or restaurant is divided between all people present at the table. Everyone pays for their own food and drinks.
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What to visit being in Zwolle - unique sights

Schokland and Surroundings

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Within a few years, the authorities decided to turn the island into a cultural center. So, the building of the old church, where the Schokland Museum is located today, was restored. Natuurlijk Schokland company is reviving lost landscapes and the architectural heritage of the island. A lot of deciduous trees were planted, old streets, and some of the buildings were restored at its expenses. There are plans to restore the old harbor and the lighthouse. Schokland has a huge national and patriotic significance for locals. The island remains a symbol of the struggle between people and the water element. … Read further

God Loftstory

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In the room design of the house, the white color prevails, which makes the atmosphere very quiet and warm. Thanks to the numerous huge windows, the house is always well lit, and the variety of the plants harmonizes with the surrounding picturesque nature. The interior of the original house is not rich in the accessories, the spacious rooms were furnished with the stylish design furniture of the bright colors. Many decor elements are made of precious wood, which is still a reminder of the old traditions. … Read further

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