Great medieval architecture
Do not expect a great nightlife
Nice town at the IJssel river
The Walburgiskerk was founded and built as Romanesque collegiate church around 1050, rebuilt in Cologne's Romano-Gothic style in 1200-1270, then increased in the 14th, 15th and early 16th century to a large church hall, an example of rich Lower Rhine Gothic. In the tower hang six bells that still hand are sound, and on Saturday from 18.00 before...more
A general view of the Walburgiskerk. "It is very odd indeed", said the tour guide who showed us the interior of the church, "that the inhabitants of Zutphen should travel hundreds or even thousands of kilometers to visit a church dating back to the 12th or 13th century in some foreign country! Because what we have here is a church dating back to...more
This synagogue was open when we where there and a very enthusiastic rabbi explained us some things.The synagogue was built in 1879. The Jewish community was almost completely eradicated by the Germans during WWII. After the war, the few remaining Jews had to sell the synagogue because they could not pay the costs that came with it.After that, the...more
This statue in the grass near the harbor is called "The Dwarf and the Duck".Don't spend too much time looking for the duck though! It was made of fat and bird-seed and eaten by the birds!The dwarf seems to witness this event and raises his arms in despair.A sign next to the statue and the old big tree warns that branches of the tree can come...more
This hotel is located in an industrial area, at least 30-40 minutes walking from the center of...more
De Stoven 37, Zutphen, 7206 AZ
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
The Eden Hotel Zutphen is a great hotel housed in a het 17th century building "Huize van de...more
This restaurant is located at a small square, the Houtmarkt.Since it was raining, we had to sit inside.It was very busy, which is always a good sign for a restaurant.We got a small table for two in the old basement, which was really cosy and gave the restaurant an extra dimension. It was a bit hot down there however.I had the mixed grill, which...more
We went to this restaurant because it was listed as one of the restaurant on a dinner-voucher that I got as a present (Tapas for two, distributed by Hema shops).The dinner had 5 courses and all of them were good!Also the vegetarian option was nice according to my girlfriend.more
We don't often eat in hotel restaurants but, an exception this time, here is a vegetarian restaurant. A great treat for Mrs Bonio and enjoyed by myself too. Very good food, we both couldn't resist the curry, and baked apple for me to finish with, all nicely cooked with friendly service and help translating the menu. Were a little concerned there...more
Recently voted Number 85 in the best cafes in the Netherlands, just along the road from our hotel so we had to visit. There on a Sunday night along with the rest of Zutphen it seemed, but the reason was live music, good it was too.
Visited again on a Monday evening, much quieter, no music, still just as friendly and there is a good beer choice including the excellent "la Chouffe"
Zutphen can be easily reached by car or train. It is close to major highways and has a regular (half hour) train connection with several other cities.
Since the town is old and the streets in the center are narrow, getting around Zutphen is best done by bicycle or on foot. It is possible to rent a bike from the railwaystation.
The center of Zutphen is small and filled with small stores for you to browse. Naturally, Zutphen has its share of big chain stores, but among them are many quaint stores selling antiques or furnishings or toys or jewellery.
Now if you're not walking but driving a scooter like my friend does or pushing a wheelchair, you might have some trouble on the cobblestones and narrow sidewalks.
The Loo, from the name you might think that this is a public restroom, but it isn't!It is a very nice palace, close to the city Apeldoorn. We stayed in Zutphen, and it was too rainy to do the hike we planned, so we visited this Palace instead.Besides the old and luxurious rooms of the palace, there are very well kept gardens to see.A visit takes...more
See Zutphen from the water! The local tourist office (VVV) offers sightseeing trips by boat on the Berkel river. A trip lasts about an hour and a half. The boats are propelled by generator, so they are very quiet, and accommodate up to 14 passengers. A trip is about EUR 3 p.p.more
19 Reviews and Opinions
Favorite thing: Zutphen- you just have to like the name! after that, the atmosphere of this overijssel town is serene