Zutphen Travel Guide

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Zutphen Highlights

  • Pro
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     Great medieval architecture 

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     Do not expect a great nightlife 

  • In a nutshell
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     Nice town at the IJssel river 

Zutphen Things to Do

  • Walburgiskerk

    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...

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  • Groenmarkt, Zaadmarkt & Houtmarkt

    On the Vegetable Market (Groenmarkt), Grain Market (Zaadmarkt), Wood market (Houtmarkt) are a number of stately buildings. Here lived in the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy citizens and merchants.

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  • Walburgiskerk, general view

    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...

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  • Synagogue

    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...

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  • Martinus Church

    This church was first mentioned in 1121.Additions were made during the 15th centuryIn the 19th century the church was rebuild, but restored again in its old state between 1954-1957.The last restoration was in 2002.Located in Warnsveld, a village close to Zutphen.

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  • Bourgonje Tower

    This city wall tower is from 1457.It was built to house a special big caliber canon, to protect the city from the Burgundians.Apparently, this canon was never used as such.In 1742 a dome was added, where minister J.F. Martinet used to have his study room.

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  • Burger Zaal (Citizen Hall)

    This used to be a medieval meat hall. In 1450-1452 it was rebuild.Last restoration of the interior was in 1951.

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  • Old City Hall

    This is the Old City hall, dating back to the 14th century.The new City Hall is almost next to it.

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  • St Walburgis Church - exposition

    There is a small exhibition in the St Walburgis church, about the old library Librije and the history of Zutphen.Here you see for instance the keys of the Librije.

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  • St Walburgis Church - inside

    Some pictures from the inside of the St Walburgis Church.On the main picture a famous and unique holder for candles.The church also houses a font for baptizing.

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  • Statue The Dwarf and the Duck

    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...

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  • Statue of Thonis Drogenap

    This statue of the musician Thonis van Grol (nicknamed Drogenap) is next to the Drogenaps Tower. Drogenap lived in the tower next to the statue in 1555. If you're small enough, you can enter it and have your picture taken!

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Zutphen Restaurants

  • Pleasant view and free coffee

    We had a free cup of coffee with apple pie here. The free cup of coffee came with the tickets for the canal tour with the electrical whisperboat.Great view over the river IJssel.

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  • Great location

    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...

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  • Local and biological

    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.

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  • Berkhotel de Kloostertuin

    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...

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  • Food art work

    The Brasserie 6 is the restaurant of the Eden Hotel Zutphen.I't a small long side building in a 400 year old setting with a modern interior.Expect high cuisine: art work food. Salmon starter.Any main course.Baileys dessert.

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  • Efeze

    A Turkish And Italian restaurant under one roof. Good vegeaian pizza for Mrs Bonio and pirzola (spicy lamb cutlets for me) went down a treat. No photo, sorry, there was a truck parked right in front!

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Zutphen Nightlife

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    by bonio Written Feb 22, 2006

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    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"

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Zutphen Transportation

  • by jheller Written Sep 1, 2002

    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.

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Zutphen Shopping

  • by jheller Written Sep 1, 2002

    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.

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Zutphen Tourist Traps

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    ZUTPHEN, TURFSTRAAT

    by ATLC Written Mar 26, 2004

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    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.

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Zutphen Off The Beaten Path

  • Palace Het Loo, Apeldoorn

    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...

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  • Sail the Berkel river

    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.

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Zutphen Favorites

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    St Walburgskerk

    by billus Written Apr 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Zutphen- you just have to like the name! after that, the atmosphere of this overijssel town is serene

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