Zwolle is a municipality that has around 120,000 inhabitants. The town has a beautiful medieval center, with lots of well-preserved and archaeologically interesting buildings. Although most of the city wall has now gone, there are still some of the gates and towers surviving. The Saxon gate is particularly interesting, as is the moat that was made in the shape of a star. Zwolle is also a very green city with lots of parks and tree-lined streets. It has an excellent theatre and very good shopping and food.
Zwolle has some great tourist sights and it is well worth the effort to visit this beautiful city. The church of Our Lady is a Catholic church that was built in the mid-1400s and is very large for a Catholic church in the Netherlands. It was taken from its owners at the time of the reformation but was returned at the beginning of the 19th century. It is known as the “Pepperpot” because of the shape of its tower.
Zwolle is a great place to go at any time, the medieval part of the town is worth it alone, but there are many other attractions as well.