31 March 2021

JOURNAL ZUTPHEN

 

Last week I went to Zutphen to make a review of this new sustainable concept store and a lovely tiny house on the country side of Overijssel. While we’re there: let’s see what caught my eye during a walk in Zutphen!

 

Zutphen is one of the oldest towns of The Netherlands. Pictured you’ll see the Sint-Walburgiskerk. The oldest part of this church dates back to the 11th century.

 

 

Next to the church you’ll find the former townhouse with these amazing doors and the surrounding sculptures with on top ‘Het Wapen van Zutphen’. The blue color is common in this part of the country – they even call it Zutphen’s blauw (blue).

 

 

The street next to the former townhouse is called Lange Hofstraat and there you’ll find stores such as ByNord (concept store), Horta (florist) and Driekant (artisanal bakery).

 

 

Left and right of the main streets you’ll find lovely side streets that bring you back in time. I took the Heukenstraat, Barlheze and Spiegelstraat.

 

 

Zutphen has many hidden ‘hofjes’. Such as Luthers Hofje, and also het Agnietenhofje (pictured). From 1397 women who wanted to devote their life to God lived there.

 

 

Radijs is another concept store in Zutphen to check out. Next door you’ll find Bloem op de Taart, where they make the most amazing (birthday)cakes.

 

 

Walk back towards the Houstraat and stop by at this beautiful store for sustainable interior and fashion items.

 

 

Take the Rodetorenstraat back to the Sint-Walburgiskerk.

 

 

Find more cool addresses in The Petite Passport Guides and Magazines

 

 

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