Zwolle, the capital of the region of Overijssel, with around 120.000 inhabitants, is a true tourist treat. The town has a beautiful medieval centre, with lots of well preserved and archeologically interesting buildings. One such sight is found at “The Grote Markt” (The big market”): the 15th century Grote Kerk (or St Michaëlskerk). Once boasting the tallest tower in the Netherlands, the Church of St. Michael is still one of the most impressive churches in the area.
The historic facades, city walls and towers, the 600-year-old Sassenpoort gate and star-shaped city moat, flanked by monumental merchant’s homes and trees, still characterize this city today and its beautiful alleys and impressive fortifications beg to be explored.
The city has gorgeous theatres, a broad range of shops, excellent hotels and restaurants. Zwolle also is a very green city with lots of parks and tree-lined streets. It has an excellent theatre and very good shopping and food.
There is an excellent fast train service with trains running to Utrecht, The Hague, Groningen, Arnhem and Deventer directly from the city. There is also a good connection to Amsterdam, with the journey taking just over an hour.