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"Inroducing another capital" Top 5 Page for this destination Netherlands Things to Do Tip by Nathalie_B

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by Nathalie_B

Zwolle is the capital city of the province Overijssel. This is the place where you'll have to go in case your resident permit didn't arrive on time or your visa is about to expire. But of course the Dutch INS (called IND) is not the main attraction of the city and I wish you never travel there for this reason ;-)
Zwolle is a very old city which stands on the hill that is surrounded by 3 rivers: Ijssel, Vecht, and Zwarte Water. It was the only land safe from frequent floodings.
The city center is pretty small and most of the attarctions are concentrated there. The most known one is the Sassenpoort, the old city gate. Many music festivals are taking place in Zwolle during the summer time.
As the boat building industry is also connected to Zwolle you'll be surprised to see how many boat houses this city has. Just walk along the canals following the street signs, which are very helpfull and even tell you how much time it'll take you to get to the center.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2004
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