424 Route 48. ZWOLLE. From Amsterdam
42, M. Zwolle. — Hotels. Ke1zersxroon, Kamper Straat, 40 R. at 2-21/2,
B. 3/4, D. 2. omn. 1/3 fl., good; HEERENLOGEMENT, in the Groote Markt, com-
mercial, 40 R. at 2-2l/s, B. 3/4, D. 13/4, omn. 1/g fl.; HOv.-ResTavRANT DE Zon,
also in the Groote Markt, R. & B 12, D. /s fl. — Café-Restaurant Frans
Vulker, Lutteke-Straat 10. — Tramway from the station to the Groote Markt.
Zwolle, the capital of the province of Over-Yssel, with 33,729 in-
hab., is situated on the Zwarte Water, a small river which falls
into the Zuiderzee. It carries on a brisk trade in com, cattle, and
Approaching the town from the station, we observe the Sassen-
Poort (now containing archives), an old Gothic gateway of brick,
with four towers, to the right, beyond the broad Stads-Gracht, which
is surrounded by fine trees. — To the right, beyond the bridge,
lies the Potgieter-Singel, with a monument erected in 1908 to
Ev. J. Potgieter (1808-75), the novelist and critic. In the Groote
Markt rises the spacious Protestant Church of St. Michael (‘Groote
Kerk’; verger 25 c.), begun in 1406, which contains a fine carved
pulpit, executed about 1620 by Adam Straes of Weilburg in Nassau,
and an excellent organ (4 hr.’s performance 6 fi,), The choir-screen
dates from 1592, To the N. of the church is the picturesque Guard
House of 1614.
The Stapuuts, built by Master Berend in 1447 (exterior modern-
ized in 1844), contains on the groundfloor a handsome Gothic *Room
(Trouwzaal), with two fine Gothic chandeliers (45th cent.) and
chimney-piece. The carved figures supporting the roof are said
to be caricatures of councillors of Kampen. — Next to the little
Gothic Bethlehem Church in the Sassen-Straat is a handsome guild-
house of 4574.
The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady (45th cent.), in the
Ossen-Markt, to the N.W. of the Stadhuis, has a massive tower,
298 ft.in height. Close by to the E., in the Melk-Markt, is the
Historical Museum (9-3; 25 c.), in a private mansion of the 16th
century. — The Roman Catholic Church of St. Michael, in the Nieuw-
straat, to the Ei. of the Groote Markt, contains a monument, by
W. Mengelberg (1897), to Thomas & Kempis, the author of the
‘Imitation of Christ’ (translated into almost every known language),
who lived for nearly 64 years in a monastery on the Agnetenberg,
3 M. to the N.E. of Zwolle, where he died in 1471, in his 92nd
year. — A bronze tablet was placed in 1908 on the house of Baron
Joan Derck Van der Capellen (1741-1784), by the Holland Society
of New York, ‘in grateful recognition of the services rendered by
him during the war of the Revolution on behalf of the United
Colonies of North America, 1775-83’.
STEAMER via Kampen to Amsterdam. — Stzam Tramway via Dedems-
Vaart (p. 425) to Avereest, etc.
Zwolle is the junction of rai'ways to Kampen (see p. 425), to
Deventer and Zutphen (pp. 428, 480), to Almelo (p. 428) via Raalte
and Hellendoorn, and to Stadskanaal (p. 426). The last-mentioned
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