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When it comes to historic landmarks of the Netherlands, breath-taking medieval castles must be mentioned first. There is an interesting legend about Radbound Castle that was built in the 13th century in order to protect the border with Friesland. During several centuries the castle was an irreplaceable facility until a part of its towers and protective walls were destroyed in 1578. The stones obtained in such a way were used to build a sea dam. Muiderslot Castle was built in 1280 by the order of Count Florice V. In 1609, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft became the owner of the castle and turned it into a venue for various theatre performances, concerts and balls. Once a severe fortress, Muiderslot Castle has turned into a luxurious palace. Nowadays, halls of the castle exhibit the collections of the State Museum. Travelers are also recommended to visit De Haar Castle, which original design is reminiscent of a traditional Bavarian palace. During its centuries-old history the castle was destroyed several times, but every time it was carefully restored afterwards. Nowadays, visitors are able to see the castle exactly the way it was restored by skilled masters of the 18th century. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Zwolle

Cuisine and top restaurants

Os en Peper is an attractive restaurant that specializes in European cuisine. A perfect choice for a family dinner, this restaurant will certainly charm visitors with its cozy and home-like atmosphere. In addition to food, visitors are welcome to order various drinks and beverages. The wine list of Os en Peper will please even connoisseurs. De Buik van Parijs specializes in cooking French cuisine. Numerous locals … Open

Traditions and mentality of Zwolle

Besides an exhibition of ice sculptures, which is, without a doubt, the main event of the festival, there are many different master classes and competitions, music performances and fair trades. In winter, there are always many guests in Zwolle. They come to admire the beautiful ice village and take photos with the most gorgeous ice sculptures. Moreover, there are special playgrounds for children where they can play … Open

Travel guide to Zwolle

A very interesting symbol of the city is the restaurant De Librije - one of the most famous and original restaurants of the country. Its name can literally be translated as “Library”. It is located on the territory of the Dominican monastery, in a room that was formerly used as a library. This restaurant is one of only two in the country, awarded a Michelin star. Zwolle is famous not only for its amazing … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

For memorable gifts, many guests of the city go to Het Hanzehuis store. It has also the status of a historical landmark and presents products of the best artisans of the city. Marine-themed articles are particularly interesting. Crafts like these are not found in other stores. Their prices are higher than in classic souvenir shops, but the variety of exclusive goods is much larger. Very original is Dille & Kamille … Open

Advices for travellers

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 … Open

Active recreation

In case you want to watch a new film, it is high time to visit one of the best cinemas in Zwolle, namely, Pathe Zwolle and Pathé De Kroon. Vacationers interested in the cultural life of the city will find it incredibly interesting to attend Theater De Spiegel or Odeon Theater. Hedon also regularly hosts interesting performances, so the only thing that travelers need to do is to check the schedule of upcoming … Open

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