Zwolle is located in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. It is the capital city and municipality for the area. Zwolle is located 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Amsterdam. With an international reputation as a green city, Zwolle offers great areas for walking in the city and easy access to public transportation.
Zwolle’s economy is based on its central location, and its attraction to new companies. It offers several business parks, industrial sites, and a support system for entrepreneurial efforts. Zwolle is home to many local government and many options for office space. There are universities, and the cattle market, one of the largest in the Netherlands. Zwolle industries include vehicle assembly, engineering, foodstuffs, building materials, textiles, woodworking, leather-working, and chemicals.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Zwolle offers a small medieval centre that offers the opportunity to see its clearly delineated defensive canal. There are many historic and beautiful buildings in the area, including Sassenpoort, the Main Church, and the City Museum. Dining options include De Librije, a restaurant that has been awarded three Michelin stars, and one of the Netherlands finest dining options.
The closest major airport to Zwolle is Groningen Airport Eelde. This airport is in Groningen, Netherlands and is 97 km (60 miles) from the city centre. There are several highways into Zwolle, and direct intercity rail services connect Zwolle to Amsterdam as well as Schiphol Airport. For both destinations the trip typically takes ninety minutes. Zwolle is located on or near three rivers (Zwarte Water, Vecht, and IJssel), several canals and the modern Zwolle-IJssel Kanaal. The rivers and canals offer transportation options. The A28 motorway runs through the middle of the city and runs into the north of the Netherlands and south to Utrecht. Intercity, Sneltrein, Sprinter, and Stoptrein services can all be accessed from Zwolle railway station.