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Zutphen is a small city located along the river IJssel. Zutphen used to be a fortified town, and there are remains of the city wall, towers and many historical buildings to be seen.

We spend here an extended weekend.

It is about 90 minutes from Amsterdam by train, so you could also make this an interesting day trip.

The first day we started with an 1 hour whisper boat tour to see parts of the city from the water, mainly from the river Berkel. After this pleasant and recommendable tour, we did a 4.5 km city walk that took us to the most interesting sights of Zutphen.

This included a visit to a Synagogue, several "hofjes" with almshouses, parts of the old city wall such as the Berkel Ruin, Bourgonje Tower, Drogenaps Tower and the Wijnhuis Tower.

We ended this day in restaurant Lekker.

The second day we visited the St Walburgis Church with the famous Librije library and its chained books. There are only three of such libraries left in the world! We passed the St Walburgis Church already during our city walk but it was closed at that moment. Make sure you plan your trip well, have a look at the opening times before you start because you don't want to miss this.

It was a rainy day and we decided to visit Palace Het Loo near Apeldoorn.

Back in Zutphen, we enjoyed a dinner in Italian restaurant Vaticano.

The third day we did a quick visit the City Museum of Zutphen. The rest of the day we walked through the nature outside of Zutphen.

  • Last visit to Zutphen: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2012
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    wow so many tips and things to see! I was driving past so stopped in for a look one wet afternoon - as it had a small write up in my Lonely Planet guidebook and enjoyed walking around the streets seeing the interesting architecture and old buildings but you've got a lot here!


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