Zwolle The historic Hanseatic city Zwolle is the capital city of the eastern province Overijssel and has around 110.000 inhabitants. Historic fronts, beautiful mansions, fortifications and canals: That’s Zwolle in a nutshell. Even though Zwolle is a lively province capital with all corresponding facilities, it beheld its intimacy. The centre, where among other things the gothic city hall stands out, is a good place for shopping and to go out for an evening. The choices are abundant. The surroundings offer a good amount of nature as well, for example near the river “the IJssel”.
Swimmingcentre 'De Vrolijkheid'
The 'Vrolijkheid' is a large subtropical indoor swimmingpool near the centre of Zwolle. It has various attractions for water-fun like slides/shoots and a wild-water river. There's also a pooside bar and small restaurant.
The 'Pepperbox' or Tower of the Basilica of Our lady of the Assuncion is property of the municipality of Zwolle. The 75 meter high tower has a carillon with 51 bells. The tower is to climb during opening hours of the basilica. 236 steps lead to the trans. From the trans around the lantern at 50 meters has a magnificent view over the city and surroundings. The Peperbus gives acces to the church and bell tower of the Our Lady Basilica. Since 1999 the church bears the title 'basilica minor'. This title was granted by pope John Paul on October 18, 1999 to celebrate its 600 aniversary.
The church is built in stages between 1394 and 1452, is used as a Catholic church and belongs to the parish Thomas a Kempis. The shrine of the famous writer and spiritual Zwolle Thomas a Kempis is preserved in the basilica. This shrine can be visited. On February 24 recently the shrine was resaeled after research is done.
Adventure park Hellendoorn (30 km from Zwolle)
Adventure park Hellendoorn is one of the most popular amusement parks in the Netherlands, sporting spectacular attractions like the Sungasi Kalimantan, Canadian River, Montezuma’s Revenge and Tornada.
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 17:00. Entrance fee ca. €13, - per person (groups of 20 or more people, please make a reservation). More information at www.avonturenpark-hellendoorn.nl
Amusement park Walibi Holland (30 km from Zwolle)
Walibi Holland is an inevitable paradise for the entire family. The highest vantage point can be seen from far: The Goliath, the mother of all rollercoasters. Visit Walibi Holland to discover the unearthly world of unique emotions, moments of great excitement, but most of all the endless fits of laughter. This is the place where young and old gain memories for life. In Walibi Holland everything is higher, faster, more spectacular, bigger and more impressive. Walibi Holland… an extraordinary world! Opening hours: 10.00 to 21:00. For more information and reservations: http://www.walibi.com/holland/nl-en