Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Deventer

Museum de Waag

At home in one of the country's oldest weighing houses (1528), this evocative museum in the middle of the Brink explores local history. During Deventer's heyday in the 14th and 15th centuries, merchants and traders …
Top Choice Church in Zwolle

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek

People from Zwolle say they know they're home when they see the iconic Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (also known as the Peperbus, or Peppermill), a huge basilica built between 1394 and 1452 to dominate the skyline. From at…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kampen

Nieuwe Toren

This landmark tower, built purely as a show of wealth in the 17th century, stands tall (albeit it with an incredible lean) on main street Oudestraat. Its carillon (1659–62), originally strung with 30 bells but now c…
Top Choice Museum in Zwolle

Museum De Fundatie

Housed in a neoclassical courthouse by the canal, Zwolle's acclaimed art museum stages large-scale temporary exhibits by contemporary figures. The small permanent exhibit traces the trajectory of modern art through …
Top Choice Church in Deventer

Grote of Lebuïnuskerk

The city's main church is named after the English cleric who founded it in 738; the present Gothic structure dates from the late 15th century. Its many wall paintings, whitewashed by Protestant mobs in 1580, were la…
Nature Reserve in Twente

Lutterzand

In Twente's far eastern realm, snug on the German border, spectacular sand drifts rise up along the banks of the Dinkel River to meet aromatic juniper bushes, pine forests and flat moorland beyond to form a protecte…
Brewery in Twente

Grolsch Brewery

One of the world's most famous beers, easily recognisable by its iconic swing-top Pilsner bottle, has been brewed in Enschede since 1895. Guided tours last 2½ hours and take visitors through everything from the beer…
Museum in Twente

De Museumfabriek

Designed to pique and inspire curious minds of all ages, this unusual gallery mixes history-related exhibits with applied arts, local traditional crafts, natural history, science and technology. Highlights of its pe…
Museum in Twente

Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Only a fraction of the 9000-piece art collection of Twente's fine arts museum is exhibited at any one time at this attractive villa, arranged in two wings around a central courtyard. The purpose-built museum was cre…
Historic Building in Zwolle

Sassenpoort

The 15th-century Sassenpoort, built in 1409 at the southern end of Sassenstraat, is one of the remaining town gates and must surely be one of the country's fanciest with its twinset of crenellated towers topped with…