"Welcome to my town, welcome in Zutphen"
Hanseatic City Zutphen - Historic centre, culture, unique shops, fortifications, events
Zutphen, located along the Berkel and the IJssel rivers, is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. The city has a rich history, many traces of which can be seen in its centre. Churches, parts of fortifications, stately warehouses, and merchant homes are still around to be admired. This beautiful architecture forms the backdrop for a lovely mix of shops, restaurants, events, and cultural attractions. Pay a visit to the unique stores and specialist shops and take a breather at one of the many casual dining options, restaurants, and cafés. You are also welcome to stop by the galleries and studios that you will see all over the city.
Get to know Zutphen - So much to see and do
St. Walburga’s Church & the Librije
The 75-metre-tall tower of the impressive St. Walburga’s Church on the medieval ‘s-Gravenhof offers you a stunning view over the city. One of the many things you can admire in the church is a rare, 14th-century chandelier. The church also houses the Librije, a medieval chained library, one of just three that have been preserved in Europe.
St. Walburga’s Church and the Librije are open from April to September.
Discover Zutphen through a walking tour on your own or get to know the city on a tour led by an experienced guide.
The picturesque courtyards in the city centre form peaceful oases. The courtyard walking tour by VVV Zutphen will take you past these.
The taste of Zutphen
Ready to take a break and eat something delicious? In Zutphen, there are restaurants, casual dining options, and cafés for any taste.