Activities in Zwolle

Panorama Hanze

A panorama experience of the city of Zwolle.

Museum de Fundatie

An art museum

Bookstore Van der Velde

A beautiful bookstore located inside an old church.

Shops in the City Centre

If you are in need of something specific or just want to see what shops Zwolle has to offer.
Would you like more information about the city of Zwolle? Visit this website.

Panorama Hanze

Panorama Hanze is an interactive experience where you get a new perspective on the Hanze using projection techniques. An experience in which past, present and future are connected in a spectacular way. All this via a special routing through the Academy House to the attic floor and finally on the roof of the Great Church.

Opening Hours Location Entrance Fee

Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00

Grote Markt 18,
8011LW, Zwolle 

€ 12,50 per person
Link to order your tickets

Museum de Fundatie

Museum de Fundatie owns and manages an extensive collection of visual art from all centuries of history. It is based on the collection of Dirk Hannema (1895-1984). The collection and exhibitions can be seen at two locations: Kasteel het Nijenhuis, with a sculpture garden, in Heino/Wijhe and at Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle.


Museum de Fundatie’s collection includes works by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Antonio Canova, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Franz Marc, Francis Picabia, Piet Mondrian, Marino Marini, Karel Appel and Neo Rauch, among others.


De Fundatie Zwolle
The palace at the Blijmarkt is Museum de Fundatie’s location in Zwolle. These neo-classicistic premises were erected between 1838 and 1841, based on a design by the architect Eduard Louis de Coninck from The Hague.


The building served as the Palace of Justice and later housed the National Department for Town and Country Planning. In 2004/2005 the building was converted into an art museum in accordance with a design by the architect Gunnar Daan. The museum was spectacularly renovated in 2012 and since 1 June 2013 open to the public. ‘THE EYE’, or ‘The cloud’, is what the elliptically shaped superstructure on the roof is called by the Museum de Fundatie itself. But already numerous other nicknames are going around: ‘the egg’, ‘the UFO’, ‘the Zeppelin’ or ‘the spaceship’. De Fundatie Zwolle mainly hosts changing exhibitions, interspersed with pieces from its own collection.


Kasteel het Nijenhuis

Kasteel Het Nijenhuis is one of the best preserved manor houses in the province of Overijssel. It is situated between the villages of Heino and Wijhe in an area of great natural beauty. Its history begins in the late Middle Ages, the first record dating from 1382. Until 1984, Kasteel het Nijenhuis was inhabited by the Fundatie’s founder, Dirk Hannema. The sculpture garden around the castle consists of ornamental gardens interspersed with woods. Over a 100 sculptures from the collections of Museum de Fundatie, Museum Beelden aan Zee and Provincie Overijssel are exhibited here, next to works from the collection as well as changing exhibitions in the castle itself.

Opening Hours Location Entrance Fee

Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00

Blijmarkt 20,
8011 NE Zwolle

€ 15,- per person
€ 10,- per person if you go
with a group of at least 10 people

Order your tickets here

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Bookstore Van der Velde

Van der Velde in de Broeren is called by many the most beautiful bookstore in the Netherlands. Located in the Broerenkerk, a monumental church building with a rich history.

Opening Hours Location Entrance Fee

Monday: 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

Achter de Broeren 1-3,
8011 VA Zwolle


Visit & Guided Tour to ‘De Vlaminckhorst’

The Country Seat (5 ha) ‘De Vlaminckhorst’ is a unique location near Zwolle. The rectangular building Spieker (a granary) and the nearby farm (1858)  characterize the local cultural historic way of life. The grounds of De Vlaminckhorst show the local history from the glacial period.


WALS2023 local conference committee offers guided tours at the ‘De Vlaminkchorst’, the home of Dr. Nellie Verhoef, one of the founding members of the Dutch consortium Lesson Study NL.

Opening Hours Location Entrance Fee

Sunday, 26 November
• 11:00 - 12:30
• 14:30 - 16:00

Thursday, 30 November
• 11:00 - 12:30
• 14:30 - 16:00

Vlaminkchorstweg 38-40,
8141 GH Heino


For more information, visit (website is being revamped)

If you wish to visit and participate in a guided tour, simply drop Nellie Verhoef an email: mentioning the preferred date and timeslot. You will receive instructions how to travel there and what to expect. There is a maximum of 25 visitors for each guided tour.

City Tour

Are you interested in a walking tour in the city? Head over to this website to sign up for one of the guided tours.


Shops in the City Centre

Here you can find a overview of the many shops that Zwolle has in her city centre