Grand Hotel Wientjes Surrounding area

Zwolle is a hugely atmospheric city with a centre which is full of splendid historical buildings. Traces of the city's rich past can be seen everywhere. Zwolle was a powerful Hansa city and this is still evident today. An enjoyable and atmospheric visit to the lively city of Zwolle is therefore guaranteed.

Discover the lively city of Zwolle

A lively city where authentic and historic buildings create a wonderful atmosphere. The city is perfect for shopping. Zwolle has hundreds of different shops, from big names to smaller specialist stores and boutiques. This makes Zwolle the most versatile shopping city in the province of Overijssel. It also offers a surprising range of cultural activities, from theatres and visual arts to famous museums. After an impressive day, you can enjoy delicious culinary delights in one of the numerous restaurants.

Activities and sights

IJsselhallen convention centre

Looking for some impressive events? IJsselhallen Zwolle is one of the best locations for major fairs and spectacular events. The venue offers an extremely wide range of events. From the renowned trade fair and car shows to the biggest music festivals, there is something going on in the IJsselhallen all year round. The IJsselhallen is the perfect place for an enjoyable day or evening out!


Giethoorn is also known as the Venice of the Netherlands. The village, with less than 3000 inhabitants, is unique in the Netherlands: it has plenty of waterways, arched bridges and narrow wooden bridges. This has created various islands on which houses were built. These 18th and 19th-century farms lie hidden between trees and wooden bridges and are best admired by means of a boat trip. Ideal for a relaxing day out.


If you would like a cultural excursion, there are plenty of museums to visit. For example, you can admire the extensive collection of visual arts and the art collection of the province of Overijssel in the Museum de Fundatie. To find out more about the cultural history of Zwolle, visit the Stedelijk Museum in Zwolle. This museum has an old section and a new section. The contrast between these two building styles is a sight in itself!

Shopping in Zwolle

The historic properties and distinctive buildings ensure atmospheric shopping in Zwolle. The city has a large shopping area with a wide range of shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants. The city has various small streets which feature both well-known stores and smaller specialist shops. And while you are shopping, you can also admire many stately and impressive buildings. This makes a trip to the historic centre of Zwolle quite an experience: it's the perfect city for an enjoyable day out.