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Zwolle's landmark

The landmark of Zwolle is the tower of the "Onze Lieve Vrouwe" church, nicknamed in Zwolle "De... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Good view of Zwolle and a nice, decorated interior

Lovely church, and climb the 236 steps to the top of the tower and you'll get a decent panorama... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Katie J
Orlando, Florida
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Ossenmarkt 10, 8011 MS Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

The landmark of Zwolle is the tower of the "Onze Lieve Vrouwe" church, nicknamed in Zwolle "De Peperbus" (The pepper pot). This is due to the possible similarity of the top of the tower to a pepper shaker. The tower was constructed in the 14th...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can climb the tower via a small stairway to get to approx 55 meter high. From here, especially with clear weather, you will have a great view over Zwolle. Definitely worth the climb.

Thank Ralph v
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lovely church, and climb the 236 steps to the top of the tower and you'll get a decent panorama view of the city as well! Unfortunately, there is a chained fence that you have to look through, so really only small lenses and cell phones...More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Climbed the 236 steps to the top of the tower for a beautiful view. Excellent pictures. Stairs are narrow, short, and dizzying, and there are more than you think wouldn't recommend for small kids or elderly. Inside of the church is beautiful. Well worth a...More

Thank Fletchda1775
Reviewed 27 March 2016

For a small fee (March 2016: EUR 2,50 per person) you can climb up the stairs of the 'Peperbus' (pepper shaker). It is the tower that belongs to the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek' church. This tower is one of the better ways to get to...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is simply a good tower to get a nice view over the city - and that view is alright because of the historic buildings in Zwolle. In my opinion the spectacular views within the Netherlands are often found in Zeeland, where the alternations between...More

Reviewed 1 September 2015

The interior of the church is beautiful and you can even climb the tour, which gives you an excellent view of the city centre and surroundings of Zwolle when weather circumstances are favourable.

Thank Loes257
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The church is impressive and so is the 'Peperbus'. It's 75 meters high and you can see it from a large distance. The tower is open and you can climb in it and watch places like Kampen and Hasselt with nice weather.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Just pay for a ticket and climb the stairs! The view over Zwolle is great. The church itself is okay.

Thank mvossebelt
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The Peperbus is a very nice place in Zwolle. It's a tower with a nice view over the city of Zwolle and it's natures borders. If you ever visit the provence of Overijssel then this is one of the places to go!

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