Hattem Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by LoriPori
  • Things to Do
    by LoriPori
  • Things to Do
    by LoriPori

Hattem Things to Do


    I have been fascinated with the art of Anton Pieck for as long as I can remember. I bought my very first calendar in 1971 when Hans and I went to Holland on our honeymoon. I loved the unique style of Anton Pieck and his paintings just went on and on with so many details. Anton Franciscus Pieck was born April 19, 1895 and died November 24, 1987. One...


    One of the first things I like to do when visiting a new town is to visit their TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE. Hattem has a nice one located on Kerhofstraat 2. The lady there was very helpful and spoke a little English. I got some nice brochures and maps of Hattem, but unfortunately there was nothing in English.

  • De Dijkpoort

    De Dijkpoort, literally "Portal to the Dike", takes you from the main road which runs on the dike into the old city of Hattem. Could not find more information on the internet, the same problem we had while planning our trip, there is a wealth of information on Holland/Netherlands, but the bulk is in Dutch and when we sent requests for information...

  • Droste museum

    Because I used to work for Droste (Dutch chocolate), I knew about this museum. Inside the Nederlands Bakkerij Museum there is a small exhimition of Droste stuff. You will see a lot of chocolate boxes from the 1920s till today.

  • Old town wall

    Around the city centre of Hattem there is still (a part) an old wall. This wall used to be there to protect the people who were living in Hattem for wars/fights.

  • Nederlands Bakkerijmuseum 'Het Warme...

    The Nederlands Bakkerijmuseum 'Het Warme Land' is a musuem that shows how to make bread and has equipment that dates from the early 1900's. There is a special route you are following through the museum.If you are with a group (minimum of 25 persons), there is a baker that is telling you about the bread that has been/is using during life (birth,...

  • St. Andreas Church

    On the day we visited Hattem with our friends Hans and Eba, we could see the church from almost any point in the town, a very dominant feature. As with many of the towns we visited in Holland the church seems to be the central and most important feature around which the old towns were built. Not sure what attendance might be, but as a physical...

  • City Symbol ?? maybe

    You can find this statuette at Hattem's western entrance. It appears to be a larger lion eating a creature with the body of a lion, but the head of a man...wonder what it means. Could not find any literature on the object so not sure. It sits on top of a water pump and is backed by a espalier, but no signs, maybe I am wrong, maybe it is just a...

  • Molen De Fortuyn windmill

    This very beautiful windmill in Hattem is privately owned and was not open to the public during our visit there, but it is worth taking a hike along the old city wall border to see it.


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    BonBon Atelier: Not Restaurant, but CHOCOLATE

    by Martin_S. Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our friends Hans and Eba know well the chocolate works of Adri Ras, the master chocolate maker from the BonBon Atelier A3...they took us first to see the window...it is filled with mouth watering examples of chocolate "art". We got to enter the place where Adri works and see how he actually creates some of his art. And while we were enjoying watching, our friends got a gift for us, a box of chocolates.

    Favorite Dish: Favorite, hey, try them ALL ^O^

    BonBon Atelier, Hattem, Holland Adri Ras of BonBon Atelier, Hattem, Holland
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Hattem Off The Beaten Path

  • Preservation

    I think that one of the things that impressed us most about Holland was the efforts toward preservation of the old buildings. This photo was taken in a modern real estate office and on both the ground floor and upper floor effort and cost had been taken to preserve features of older buildings like the bricks of this old wall and some of the...

  • Walk the Dike and Riverside

    Here in Hattem, part of life is the dike and the river Ijssel. When we visited our friends there, they have a house on the river side of the dike. When we arrived on the first night it was a short walk to the edge of the river at the edge of their property. On the next morning we learned that in Germany they were having heavy rains and the river...

  • City Hall, yes I said City Hall

    It is not often that I recommend a traveler visit a city hall (well never would be more accurate I think...), but here in Hattem the city fathers did a very interesting thing. They actually took an old street with houses on it, roofed over the street and turned the houses, both street level and uppper levels into offices for the city. You enter the...


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    The MOLEN - DE FORTUIN is actually a Cornmill and is still functioning today. The 8-sided Molen stands right in the middle of town. The Molen is open all year round on Saturdays from 13:30 to 17:00. Demonstrations are held by volunteers. Look at the website for information.


    The very first thing we saw when walking from the Marina, was the DIJKPOORT which is a 14th century city gate in Hattem. In 1908 the Gate was restored in order to house the archives of Hattem.It is closed to all but pedestrians and cyclists. Until 2013 the Gate was open for auto traffic, but this led to damage to the gate.In my first photo you will...

  • VVV - Tourist Information

    In Hattem the VVV is situated in this old building. You will get information on what to see/do during your stay in Hattem.


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