If you haven’t been to Zwolle, we think it’s time for a visit to this historic city! Although Zwolle is a city full of historic buildings, don’t be fooled by its “older” looks. This Hanseatic city is bursting with vibrancy and has quite a few places we think are worth a visit. Here are a bunch of hotspots in Zwolle we think you should visit.

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Walking around in Zwolle


De Gillende keukenmeiden, Meerminneplein 7

Additionally you can also find high tea, cakes and lunch at Gillende Keukenmeiden. During Spring & Summer you can sit in their colourful garden. A must visit! gillende-keukenmeiden.nl

Gillende Keukenmeiden Zwolle

Villa Suikerberg

Of course we need to tip you a few lunchrooms. Definitely stop at Villa Suikerberg for high tea or lunch. Uniquely, this place features three outside terraces! For now they offer take-out and they will offer a Christmas box very soon via their website. villasuikerberg.nl

Anne & Max, Sassenstraat 39

With locations all over the Netherlands, this one stays a favourite by many. Open for take away! Get yourself a nice cup of coffee with a croissant or try out the shortcake with salted caramel, chocolate en pecan nuts.

Anne Max Zwolle

Zus Zwolle, Broerenstraat 9

Does it come in pink? Yes it does! Basically, it’s the pink hotspot in Zwolle. From homemade ices tea, hot chocolate, choco fondue, macarons and more sweets. Looking for a great pink gift, this is your place. From coffee cups to pepper & salt sets.

pink drink

Corners cake, Sassenstraat 20

This pretty pink shop is the sweetest lunchroom in Zwolle, offering delicious homemade cheesecake, carrot cake, red velvet, cake pops, sweet donuts and so much more. A treat for the eye (and the stomach).

Corners Cake Zwolle

Wanna waffle, Sassenstraat 3

Notably, the name says it all. You can enjoy all sorts of waffles here. For breakfast and lunch. Sweet or savoury. However, they also serve wraps, salads and good coffee. For now, you can order several boxes like the working-from-home box or the lunch box. wannawaffle.nl

wanna waffle, hotspots in Zwolle


Oak Winebar

They opened recently but due to the pandemic, they had a bad first run. Such a shame because this wine bar is super cool! Luckily they have been innovative and offer OAK boxes, take away plates and wine and tailor made wine advise. wijnbaroak.nl

OAK Winebar Zwolle

Cafe ‘t Beugeltje

When the Dutch government allows it to re-open, Café ‘t Beugeltje is without doubt one of the nicest pubs in Zwolle. Partly due to its location on the canal and its unique location in the historic Wijndragersgstoren, every visit to ‘t Beugeltje is a true experience. 


An all time favourite by locals! This popular dining restaurant is currently offering a nice Corona-proof concept; Chefs Pietro, Dion and Armèl cook a one-pot meal every week. An Italian classic, of course. You come to collect one or more portions… with your own pan. At home you only have to put it on the fire, Buon Appetito! They offer this on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. dandreas.nl

Mama Luu, Nieuwstraat 94

One of the nicest things in Vietnam is that you can take out food from the streets everywhere. MamaLuu has a hole in wall where you can order and take out your food! Besides this, Vietnamese food is known for its healthy cuisine with loads of veggies. mamaluu.nl

Vietnamese street food Zwolle

Ill Carpaccio

Correspondingly, this is obviously another Italian restaurant and a very tasty one indeed. 


Moonloft, Spoelstraat 32

You don’t want to miss visiting this shop! With brands like Mimi et Toi, Anna & Nina, Modström, HKLiving you better bring enough money.

Spotted Zwolle, Sassenstraat 43

Into fashion? Pass by Spotted where you will for sure some great pieces that can’t miss in your wardrobe. Scandinavian Chic style is timeless, petty and practical.

Kotuur, Koningsplein 1 & Oude Vismarkt 24

Coffee, hair and clothes for him and her. Kootuur offers it all so you could say it is a concept store! Looking for more great fashion pieces, make sure you also check out these stores too. This years Christmas parties will be different. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t dress up, dance and have fun. Find the perfect party outfit at Kootuur.

As shown above, plenty of choice for a weekend getaway in Zwolle! Looking for a place to stay? Check out Pillows Hotel in Zwolle! 



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