Walking in the trading town of Zutphen

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 3.08 km (Approximately 00:46 u)
  • Hiking route 336238

Walking in the trading town of Zutphen

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 3.08 km (Approximately 00:46 u)
  • Hiking route 336238
The starting point of the route is in the center of the city at VVV Zutphen. From here you walk past the place where the wood market was held in the Hanseatic period. You will also pass the Librije van de Walburgiskerk and the municipal museum Zutphen. Large parts of Zutphen's city wall have remained intact. During this walk you can see the remains of the city wall and city gates. You will also pass De Berkelpoort, a water gate. Ships entered the city here via the Berkel. Between 1572 and 1591, the IJssel formed a front line in the war against Spanish rule. In the last year Prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau conquered Zutphen. The remains of this defense work are now buried under the Marschpoortstraat.

Directions

# Description Distance
7201 HA-HE, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
De Berkelpoort (Louisebrug, B-7201, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.66 km
De Librije van de Walburgiskerk (Kerkhof, 7201DM, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.64 km
M80 - Zutphen - 's Gravenhof ('s Gravenhof, 7201DN, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.72 km
Stedelijk Museum Zutphen en Museum Henriëtte Polak (Stadhuis Zutphen, 7201 DN, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.76 km
IJsselkade, 7201 HA-HE, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 3.08 km

Sights

De Berkelpoort

Louisebrug
B-7201 Zutphen

At the old entrance of the Hanseatic city of Zutphen you will find the Berkelpoort. Nowadays you can find the whisper boats there. Take the boat trip on the Berkel and the canals where trade used to be transported to and from the IJsselkade. In the meantime, the skipper will tell you all kinds of facts about the rich past of Zutphen and you can also view this Hanseatic city from the water.

De Librije van de Walburgiskerk

Kerkhof
7201DM Zutphen
http://www.librije-zutphen.nl/

The Librije is a chain library from 1561. The library is located in the Walburgiskerk at the 's-Gravenhof and was used for a long time as a public reading room for the faithful. The purpose of the library was to help people keep the "true faith" by getting them to read good books. It is one of the few chain libraries still in existence. The book collection in Zutphen consists of 750 old books. Several books are chained to the age-old lectrines. Some of the books in the collection date from the first period of printing. These are called incunables. These books are from the second half of the fifteenth century. Many books are the only surviving copy of an edition. For example, you will find the first edition of Nicolaas Copernicus's 'De revolutionibus orbium coelestium'. In 2008 a catalog was placed in the library, on which it took ten years. This has made it much easier to find a particular book.

Stedelijk Museum Zutphen en Museum Henriëtte Polak

Stadhuis Zutphen 4
7201 DN Zutphen
http://www.museazutphen.nl/index.php/nl/

The Stedelijk Museum Zutphen is a cultural-historical museum that collects the history of Zutphen and the Graafschap (the current Achterhoek) and presents it in an original way. Discover'The Story of Zutphen\\\\\\\\\\\\\', one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, through special objects from the museum, archaeological and archive collections. Museum Henriette Polak is the museum for modern-classical painting and sculpture in the Netherlands. Since its opening in 1975, Museum Henriette Polak has shown the vitality, strength and diversity of figurative art in which craftsmanship and inspiration come together.

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