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Discover Benelux  |  East of the Netherlands  |  Overijssel Highlights

The Sassenpoort gatehouse in Zwolle. Photo: Cloudshots

OVERIJSSEL HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring Overijssel and the city of Zwolle With peaceful lakes and verdant countryside, Overijssel is a province of breathtaking beauty, with cities such as Enschede, Kampen and Deventer to explore. Unmissable is the province’s capital city of Zwolle with its charming medieval centre, excellent restaurants and cultural hotspots galore. TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER  |  PHOTOS: MARKETING OOST

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel (BFO) 5 May, Park de Wezenlanden, Zwolle This annual festival takes place every Liberation Day in the city of Zwolle to celebrate freedom and the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. Expect music and a whole host of other cultural activities. www.bevrijdingsfestivaloverijssel.nl

Photo: Gijs Versteeg, Toerisme Rijssen-Holten

Photo: Gijs Versteeg, Toerisme Rijssen-Holten

Zwolle Unlimited 2 - 5 June, Zwolle For four days the city is bursting with music, storytelling, street theatre and fun children’s activities at this fabulous festival marking the start of summer. www.zwolleunlimited.nl International Hanseatic Days 15 - 18 June, Kampen The city of Kampen is proud organiser of this major event in the Hanse region. Enjoy a host of concerts, theatre performances and special exhibitions against a beautiful backdrop. www.hanze2017.nl

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Deventer op Stelten 7 - 9 July, Deventer The ‘Op Stelten’ (‘on stilts’) festival welcomes performers from across the world to transform the historic town of Deventer into a giant open-air theatre. www.deventeropstelten.nl Hassailt 2017 27 - 30 July, Hasselt This unique maritime event takes place once every five years and recreates an ancient atmosphere by showcasing all kinds of historic ships with activities on and around the water. www.hanzestadhasselt.nl Deventer Boekenmarkt 6 August, Deventer From children’s literature to poetry and novels to comics, book lovers will not want to miss this huge literary market. Look out for music, art and exhibitions too. www.deventerboekenmarkt.nl Discover more about Zwolle via: www.hanzestadzwolle.nl

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Discover Benelux, Issue 38, February 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 38, February 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.