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Sassenstraat 53, 8011 PB Zwolle, The Netherlands
+31 38 337 4501
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Very Interesting

We were by the Sassenpoort earlier in the week, but it wasn't open. Just the building alone from... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Iguana Hunter
North Bay, Ontario
Amazing medieval feeling

Sassenpoort, situated at the corner of Sassenstraat and Wilhelminasingel, is one of the remaining... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
The Netherlands
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Sassenstraat 53, 8011 PB Zwolle, The Netherlands
+31 38 337 4501
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were by the Sassenpoort earlier in the week, but it wasn't open. Just the building alone from the outside is incredible. It is one of the old city gates from the medieval ages. Inside, you walk up a circular stair way to the first...More

Thank Iguana Hunter
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Sassenpoort, situated at the corner of Sassenstraat and Wilhelminasingel, is one of the remaining defense wall. It is possible to go inside but you have to know first the schedule. Really nice history :) Aside from this, Zwolle has a beautiful medieval centre, with lots...More

Thank Khinvdijk
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This really nice city gate and very tall. I saw it only from the outside. It is a must see when visiting Zwolle and is in the central area. I don't know if it is possible to visit inside but I didn't see anyone going...More

Thank poodle2000
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Impressive and well maintained tower. Looks very nice at night with all the lights. Very characteristic for the city.

Thank john_latten
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had down loaded the phone app with the walking tour of Zwolle and it pointed us toward this Tower, the remains of the defense wall from 1406, just amazing you must see this.

Thank K1ngsGld
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Swung by here while walking around the town. It is very pretty with its high steeples and artwork It is a shame that the others were all torn down or destroyed! This town must have been magnificent when they all stood! One negative, we got...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

While evidence of multiple restoration works can clearly be seen it doesn't detract from the charm of this historic town gate complete with it's fairy tale tower. Visitors can climb the tower for 3 euros, children for 1.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one of the more interesting city gates in the Netherlands and a must see, if you are in Zwolle.

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A nice historical site. We recommend you walk all along the old city walls and gates, for around the whole old town you will find many beautiful and interesting historical places like city walls, gates, bridges, but also houses and other buildings.

Thank LloydxMarcel
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Just outside the city centre you have the Sassenpoort. Good for pictures or a hidingplace if its raining. There is a parking lot really close (just across the bridge) and a busstop a little further down the street. Visit the Sassenpoort before you start your...More

Thank MyrtheStouwdam
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Nina B
is there parking available?
24 February 2015|
Response from Andy P | Reviewed this property |
Driving in and around Zwolle can be a challange. Many pedestrian areas and one way roads. There is plenty of parking but most of it is payed. I can't remember there being a parking garage. There is not a lot really near the... More