Zutphen

Zutphen, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Zutphen
Coat of arms of Zutphen

Number of inhabitants: 47.609
Number of national monuments: 396

Summary of Zutphen

The Laarstraat in Zutphen
The Laarstraat in Zutphen

Zutphen is a very pleasant and old Hanseatic city and fortified city in the province of Gelderland, the history of the city started in the year 800 and received city rights between 1191 and 1196. Due to the many towers that the city has, Zutphen is also called tower city. The city has a very cozy character with many historic buildings, terraces and cozy streets.

Interesting history of Zutphen

The Water Gate in Zutphen
The Water Gate in Zutphen

Zutphen is a very monumental city and has an abundance of cultural heritage. In the years 1284 and 1336 there were major city fires, this has ensured that many stone buildings were built at that time. Because many stone buildings were already being made in Zutphen, many old buildings can still be seen, including many houses from the 14th century. During the Second World War, some things were destroyed by bombing in Zutphen, but immediately after the war it was quickly restored and many buildings have been spared.

Zutphen is also called a tower city because of its towers, Zutphen also has many courtyards in the city where peace still reigns. Courtyards used to be built in cities and are shielded, often surrounded by smaller houses

Zutphen Landmarks

The Armenhage in Zutphen
The Armenhage in Zutphen

In the fortified city of Zutphen, many fortifications can still be found around the city, such as the city gates Drogenapstoren, Berkelpoort or the Nieuwstadspoort. You can also admire the city wall and many other beautiful monumental buildings. The Walburgis Church in particular protrudes above the city.

Shopping in Zutphen

The Turfstraat in Zutphen
The Turfstraat in Zutphen

You can shop well in Zutphen, the city has a surprisingly large range of shops for a city with approximately 40.000 inhabitants. There are many privately owned shops so you can quickly buy something in Zutphen that you can't buy elsewhere. In addition to these private stores, there are also plenty of larger chains in the city.

Zutphen
Shopping evening: Friday

Things to do in Zutphen

The IJssel in Zutphen
The IJssel in Zutphen

You can safely choose something in Zutphen to enjoy yourself in addition to visiting the beautiful city. You can visit a museum, sail through the city with a whisper boat, catch a movie or go to the theater. Click on the lists below for the options.


MUSEUMS ZUTPHENATTRACTIONS ZUTPHEN
  • Municipal Museum Zutphen, history of Zutphen. Click right here for the site.
  • Museum Henriette Polak, art. Click right here for the site.
  • Take a tour with explanation in a whisper boat! Click right here for the site.
  • Climb the Wijnhuistoren led by a guide.  right here for the website
CINEMAS ZUTPHENTHEATERS ZUTPHEN
  • Cinemajesticregular program. Click right here for the site.
  • Movie Theater Luxorspecial program. Click right here for the site.
  • Theater Hanzehof, click right here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Zutphen

the Saint Walburgis Church in Zutphen
the Saint Walburgis Church in Zutphen

The city is quite green, but has no large parks. You can also enjoy a nice walk along the river IJssel. Still, you can enjoy nature, because if you go a little to the east you will find a very large forest 'Grote Veld' west of the city you can easily reach the beautiful 'Veluwe'. Zutphen is therefore a great place to stay if you want to get out into nature.

Steps in Zutphen

The Groenmarkt in Zutphen
The Groenmarkt in Zutphen


There are several cafes, dance cafes and a club in Zutphen. You can go out in Zutphen until halfway through the night.

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