Train walking along the IJssel: Hanseatic cities of Kampen-Zwolle

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Kampen
  • 20.97 km (Approximately 05:14 u)
  • Hiking route 843156

Train walking along the IJssel: Hanseatic cities of Kampen-Zwolle

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Kampen
  • 20.97 km (Approximately 05:14 u)
  • Hiking route 843156

This walking route of over 21 kilometers takes you along the IJssel from Kampen to Zwolle. A beautiful walk in which nature and city alternate.

Walking along the IJssel
The starting point of this walking route is Kampen train station, which is located on the IJssel. You walk here for a few kilometers along the IJssel towards Wilsum, which provides beautiful views. When you arrive in's-Heerenbroek after about 10 kilometers, it is time for the first stop at Theehuis Zalkerveer. Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and possibly a nice lunch. Theehuis Zalkerveer is located in the most dangerous bend on the IJssel, namely at the place where the river makes a turn of more than ninety degrees. And that makes for a spectacular view from the terrace.

Hanseatic city of Zwolle
The route continues down the IJssel, a great route to walk. Along the water, enjoying the view and the tranquility around you. Along the way you pass through several small villages along the IJssel, such as Spoolde and Katerveer. You also walk straight through the Engels Werk, a park on former fortifications. Zwolle is bordered by city walls and canals. In the late Middle Ages, Zwolle was an important Hanseatic city and you can still see that in all the beautiful buildings. During this walk you will be amazed in this beautiful city. The end point of this walk is Zwolle train station.

Vibrant Zwolle
Besides the fact that Zwolle has a rich history, you can also visit nice shops and eateries in this Hanseatic city. After the walk you have earned a nice meal! You can then take the train back home from Zwolle station.

This walk is divided into the following sub-routes:

Or view the entire route.

Train discount for walkers: 2 for the price of 1
We have a great train offer for your return journey to the starting point of your walk. Travel back together after your walk for the price of one. More information about Blauwnetlines can be found at


# Description Distance
Treinstation Kampen (Kampen, 8267 AB, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
G63 (Meester J.L.M. Niersallee, 8266JA, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.23 km
g74 (8274AA, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.06 km
g75 (8274AE, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 5.74 km
G71 (Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.01 km
g70 (8274AG, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.06 km


Hanzestad Zwolle

Horreus de Haaspad
8019 BM Zwolle

The Hanseatic city of Zwolle has a lot to offer you: a beautiful medieval center with centuries-old buildings and attractive alleys, a wide range of shops, cozy restaurants, beautiful parks and interesting museums. Zwolle joined the German Hanseatic League in 1407, an alliance between cities to stimulate trade. Zwolle experienced its 'Golden Age' as a result in the 15th century. Zwolle used to have a favorable location on existing trade routes and the city benefited from this. Nowadays you can still see traces of this rich history in Zwolle. Think of historic decorated facades, the defensive wall, the Sassenpoort, the Peperbus and the star-shaped city moat. All these sights are all worth a visit. Take a walk or a bike ride through Zwolle and admire all the beauty that can be found here. Enough of all the history? Then you can also enjoy shopping in Zwolle. It is the largest shopping city in Overijssel.

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