Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Zwolle, Netherlands


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 6 km
Ascend 47 m
Descend 46 m

Explore Zwolle in Netherlands with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Zwolle

Sight 1: Monument aan de Meppelerstraatweg

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The monument on the Meppelerstraatweg, which is located on the street of the same name in Zwolle, was erected in memory of five residents of Kampen, Zwolle and Zwollerkerspel who were executed on 31 March 1945 in reprisal for an act of resistance. They were the last of a total of 19 men who were executed in Zwolle between 3 October 1944 and 31 March 1945.

Wikipedia: Monument aan de Meppelerstraatweg (NL)

807 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: De Passiebloem

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The Passiebloem is an octagonal scaffolding oil mill with storage sheds from 1776 on the Vondelkade in Zwolle. The mill could store 50 loads (100,000 kg) of seeds, 80,000 cakes and 530 barrels of oil in three oil cellars. There was room for 50,000 peats in the attached barn, according to an announcement of sale in 1864.

Wikipedia: De Passiebloem (molen) (NL)

1547 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 3: Ter Pelkwijkpark

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The Ter Pelkwijkpark is a park in the centre of the city of Zwolle, named after the Overijssel politician Johannes Pelkwijk. It is built on the eastern part of the former Zwolle fortification belt, which was dismantled from 1790. This was later the Ter Pelkwijkstraat. The park contains a memorial monument to a design by Titus Leeser for the more than 700 Swolleners who died during World War II by persecution and violence.

Wikipedia: Ter Pelkwijkpark (NL)

46 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Monument voor de gevallenen 1940-1945

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The War Memorial Zwolle is a monument in the Ter Pelkwijkpark in Zwolle in memory of all Zwolle residents who died as a result of acts of war in the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Oorlogsmonument Zwolle (NL)

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Diezerpoort

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The Diezerpoort is a former city gate in the city wall of Zwolle, which was demolished in 1828 and 1829. Today, only the contours in the road surface remain where the gate once stood. The start in the form of a curve has also been incorporated into the city wall.

Wikipedia: Diezerpoort (stadspoort) (NL)

389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Synagoge Zwolle

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Synagoge Zwolle Rolf Versteeg / CC BY 3.0

The Synagogue of Zwolle is a religious building of the Jewish community in Zwolle.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Zwolle) (NL)

157 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Sassenpoort

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The Sassenpoort is a gatehouse in the city wall of Zwolle, the Netherlands. It was built in 1409 out of dimension stone, mostly trachyte and tuff, and restoration work was done in 1893-1898. The gatehouse is a rijksmonument and is part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites.

Wikipedia: Sassenpoort (EN)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Grote of Sint-Michaëlskerk

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The Grote or Sint-Michaëlskerk is a church on the Grote Markt in Zwolle, the Dutch province of Overijssel.

Wikipedia: Grote of Sint-Michaëlskerk (Zwolle) (NL), Website

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Steenpoort

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The Steenpoort is a former city gate in the city wall of Zwolle, located near the Steenstraat.

Wikipedia: Steenpoort (Zwolle) (NL)

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming

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Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption is a medieval cruciform church at Ossenmarkt 40 in Zwolle.

Wikipedia: Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Hemelopneming (Zwolle) (NL), Website

449 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Park Eekhout

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Eekhout is a park in the city of Zwolle. The park was originally the garden of the villa Eekhout. The park was bought by the municipality of Zwolle in 1910. The park was completely modified in 2002, making the park look 'bigger'. The park is now used for various activities, by the Foundation of Freule Eekhout.

Wikipedia: Eekhout (Zwolle) (NL)

1251 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 12: Prins Clauspark

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Prins Clauspark

The Prins Clauspark is a park in the Veerallee district of Zwolle in the Netherlands. It is, from a practical point of view, located between the Veerallee district and the A28 motorway.

Wikipedia: Prins Clauspark (NL)


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