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Culture of Zwolle. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

‘Sassenpoort’ Zwolle Zwolle has become incredibly popular among travelers because of its magnificent nature, as well as numerous historic and architectural landmarks. The best way to explore this relatively small city is on foot. That way it will be easier to reach all major places of interest in Zwolle. There is a wonderful landmark – an old church – on Luttenbergstraat. Currently, the cathedral is closed for reconstruction purposes, so vacationers can only admire its outer look. There is an eye-catching bank building near the church. Such a contrast makes this city even more charming.
Many shops in Zwolle enjoy the status of real attractions. Waanders In De Broeren bookstore is one of them. It is located in a converted old church, where it has proved possible to maintain … Open
Peperbus tower is a no less important historic landmark. The name of this tower can be literally translated as pepper-box. The unusual name appeared because of an unusual shape of the building. Of course, travelers should visit Sassenpoort Gates, one of the oldest constructions in the city. There are also fragments of the wall that are still attached to the gates. In the past, the wall marked the border of the city. Nowadays, guests of Zwolle come to admire the wall and historical buildings nearby. When taking a stroll on the city’s streets, tourists will see many magnificent old buildings and mansions. They create a special atmosphere and an imitable charm of the past centuries that Zwolle is famous for.
A visit to the old Town Hall and the nearby Church of St. Michael is an essential part of any excursion in Zwolle. The tower of the magnificent cathedral remained the tallest construction in the city until the mid-17th century. The church was severely damaged by the fire but was later restored in full accordance with the original project. The inner design of the building simply strikes visitors with its luxury. The church also exhibits several interesting artifacts. For example, visitors can see the ancient organ, an incredibly beautiful see, and many amazing icons and decorations. Copyright
The largest city of Overijssel province, Zwolle is located on the bank of the River Ijssel. The province is widely known as a large farming region, so here you will find spacious fields, … Open
The Basilica of Our Lady is one more interesting religious landmark that is always present in the list of the most beautiful architectural landmarks of the city. The basilica displays many old icons, and there are many interesting stories and legends associated with them. Fans of active recreation will find it very interesting to visit Ecodrome Park, the territory of which is divided into several thematic areas. Each of these areas is dedicated to various natural sciences. Visitors can also walk in a tunnel with piranhas, visit a pavilion dedicated to dinosaurs, and look at a rich collection of geological and biological artifacts.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Zwolle and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Public palaces near Zwolle
♥   Palace 'Paleis het Loo' Apeldoorn, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Bronbeek' , 56.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Zwolle
♥   Grote of Lebuïnuskerk, Deventer, 28 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Georgius, Almelo, 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Pancratius, Tubbergen, 45 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Calixtusbasiliek, Groenlo, 62.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Zwolle and near

Roombeek Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
For locals, the Memory Stream is a reminder about the tragic events of 2000, when 23 people died. The monument was created in memory of the tragic event. A beautiful park, where the locals love to relax, serves as a commemoration place too. Not only popular shops, but also some modern cultural centers, where amazing activities are held every week, can be found on one of the most original Dutch streets today. … Read further

Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
The project of this bright façade was made by an artist Jaap Drupsteen. He decided to devote this building to the history of Dutch television. Every glass panel on the façade is a washed-out photo where is depicted one or another important moment from the history of television. All photos were thoroughly chosen by the artist. He matched them on the façade by colour. The main part of the building is a warehouse of the audio-visual depository that is one of the largest in Europe. … Read further
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In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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Landmarks of culture on Zwolle map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Zwolle

Culture guide to Zwolle. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Zwolle: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Zwolle. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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