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Sightseeing in Zwolle

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Transcript of Sightseeing in Zwolle

Sightseeing in Zwolle
By Lisa Feenstra, Niek vd Hof, Luan Luten,
Nico Reuvekamp & Marliz Schouten

Table of contents
Geographical position
History
Demographics
Politics
Business
Sights of the city
The town of Giethoorn
Geographical location
Capital city of Overijssel
120
km northeast of Amsterdam


Zwolle:
123,000
citizens & area of
111
km2
Chongqing:
8,000,000
citizens & area of
82,500
km2
Amsterdam
Zwolle
120 km
Demographics
122,625
residents in 2013 with an average growth of 1300 residents a year
20,000+
students in Zwolle, of which
5,000+
students live in Zwolle
Politics
Municipal politics is the lowest level of government
Three functions
1. The mayor
2. The city council
3. The aldermen

History

Founded circa 800 AD by merchants and troops
Name Zwolle derived from 'Suolle'
16th century map of
the city centre of Zwolle
Sights of the city
The Fundatie
The Broerenkerk
The War monument
The Peperbus
Het Vliegende Paard
Giethoorn
The Fundatie

Museum for visual arts
Two locations:
- The palace at the Blijmarkt
- Castle Het Nijenhuis
Renovated in 2012
Piet Mondriaan
Karel Appel
The Peperbus
Built between 1454 and 1463
Official name 'Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren'
75 meters high
The Broerenkerk
Built in the 15th century as a monastery
Circa 1970 the monastery was reconstructed
Luxurious bookshop Waanders
War monument
Ter Pelkwijkpark
Created in 1950
In remembrance of WWII
Memorial ceremonies at April 14th and May 4th
Het Vliegende Paard
Student cafe in the city centre of Zwolle
Giethoorn
Extraordinary village
Centre only reached by boat, bike or on foot
Soothing village
No noise from industrial areas, trams and trains!
Summary
Geographical position
History
Demographics
Politics
Business
Sights of the city
Giethoorn
Are there any questions?
City Hall
The view!
Bookshop Waanders
Business
Employment male/female
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