Zwolle, Netherlands

The Sassenpoort is a gatehouse in the citywall of Zwolle, Netherlands. It was build in 1409 after Zwolle city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1407. The city gates represent the wealth of this period. In the period between 1893 and 1898 restoration work took place. The dormers were made, and a neogothic spire clock tower was installed, replacing an earlier 18th century spire. In between the corner towers is a machicolation. From holes in the floor of this outer work, boiling oil could be thrown at enemies. The gatehouse is a rijksmonument since 1967 and is part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites. The gate now serves as a pedestrian road.



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Founded: 1409
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Sarah Shepard (11 months ago)
Herman was a kind and knowledgeable guide. It is obvious that he knows his stuff and that he loves his city. The tower has a rich and interesting history and good views of the city.
Steve (13 months ago)
It was a steep climb to the inside reception but very interesting throughout. It's a very well maintained historic building.
Алексей Никитин (13 months ago)
A very interesting place. An interesting brief history of the city in pictures, the decoration of the rooms. You can even shoot a bow there! Also listen to the bell. Unfortunately there is no way out. But at the top there is a window with a beautiful view of the city. If you put your phone away, you can take beautiful pictures. The ticket is only about 5 euros.
Matilyn Mortensen (2 years ago)
This is a gem! Worth the five euros to get to walk around this part of the historic wall.
sikandar khan (2 years ago)
Beautiful location, everything is wonderful about. It is a peaceful place. Enjoy the walk around the beautiful streets . Nothing is more wonderful than having beautiful than having amazing people around u
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