Overijssel shopping

Food in Kampen

Banketbakkerij Smit

Cinnamon-spiced cookies, gooey bite-sized cakes and a Real McCoy cow manger full to the brim with traditional vulkoek (round spicy biscuits filled with almond paste) are among the many reasons to join the queue at K…
Food in Zwolle

Zwolle Balletjeshuis

The sweet-toothed will adore this centuries-old sweet shop, packed to the rafters with its cinnamon sticks, liquorice, wine balls and the house speciality, Zwolse Balletjes (pillow-shaped boiled sweets flavoured wit…
Food in Deventer

Bussink Deventer Koekwinkel

Bussink is the long-established purveyor of the local speciality Deventer koek. The mildly spiced gingerbread, made with honey and orange, is so dense that it can sit undisturbed at the bottom of your bag for months…
Market in Zwolle


The market occupies most of the former Melkmarkt, Oude Vismarkt and the star-shaped centre. Fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes – anything goes. In summer, crowds surge and it becomes a party.
Books in Zwolle

Waanders in de Broeren

A bookstore and cafe magnificently ensconced in the church of a 15th-century Dominican convent, complete with stained-glass windows, frescoed ceiling and organ. It has a reasonable choice of novels and guidebooks in…
Maps in Deventer

De Wandelwinkel

This tiny shop opposite the Bergkerk is stuffed to the gills with walking and cycling maps and guidebooks, primarily for the Netherlands and Europe.