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Top 12 Best Things To Do in Hattem, Netherlands

Activities & Attractions in Hattem

windmill at Hattem by Michielverbeek via Wikimedia cc

Bucket List: Top 10 Best things to see and do in Hattem, Netherlands

Hattem is comparable to a stunning work of art. It’s a journey back in time to when baking became popular due to the increasing population. You’ll notice a lot of vintage equipment and devices, tools, and gigantic puppets dressed in their original costumes, all of which are somewhat nostalgic. Don’t be fooled by the fact that Hattem is a little town. You may engage in a range of activities in Hattem and have a wonderful time in this picturesque city. Hattem has it all, from museums to the art of baking.

If you’re planning a trip to Hattem soon, these are the top 12 things to do!

1. Outdoor activities in Hattem

Wooden Shoe Boat by NOLA Focal via Flickr cc
Wooden Shoe Boat by NOLA Focal via Flickr cc

Water bikes, rock walls, paddle boats, and even a tour boat are various activities available to people of all ages. Several reviews claim that riding wooden shoe boats is a must-do experience. The owners renting out the activities were exceptionally accommodating, and you will undoubtedly have a fantastic time participating in these enjoyable activities.

2. Visit the Anton Pieck Museum

Anton Pieck Museum by G.Lanting via Wikipedia cc
Anton Pieck Museum By G.Lanting – Own work, CC BY 4.0, cc

Anton Pieck was a gifted artist who lived from 1895 until 1987. Anton Pieck is well known as a 20th-century Dutch illustrator. The fact that he also mastered a variety of other skills is quite well remembered. Anton Pieck was motivated by the “good old days,” which he diligently documented. Anton Pieck’s particularly romantic style was used to record ordinary life in fantastic detail, transporting us to a happier time.

3. Have fun with your family at Dinoland

Dinoland in Zwolle by Ziko van Dijk via Wikimedia cc
Dinoland in Zwolle By Ziko van Dijk – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,  cc

Dinoland in Zwolle is where children aged 2 to 14 may study, investigate, and play with dinosaurs. There are several indoor and outdoor activities to choose from. Rain doesn’t have to stop the fun at Dinoland! Test your dinosaur knowledge on the Dino exploration route, which will lead you to all of the park’s dinosaurs.

4. Stop by at Zwolle

Zwolle, town gate by Michielverbeek via Wikimedia cc
Zwolle, town gate By Michielverbeek – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

Zwolle has a variety of fantastic lodgings and hospitality-trained personnel. Zwolle, a merchant city, arose simultaneously as Hattem and, like its neighbor, was a Medieval member of the Hanseatic League. Zwolle is a nearby city where you should pay a visit and take some unforgettable photos of the architectural beauty.

5. Shop at Weekmarkt

Weekmarkt Hattem photo via FB Page
Weekmarkt Hattem photo via FB Page

Shopping in the local market is a must-do during your holiday. The market is run by the market owners themselves. The Markets Noord-Veluwe Foundation has brought them together. This organization distributes proposals and negotiates contracts with market entrepreneurs. You can buy beautiful and memorable souvenirs at the market.

6. Visit Daendelhuis

The Daendelhuis is one of Hattem’s architectural gems. The Daendelhuis, a 1619 gabled structure with mullioned windows, is well worth a visit. And, like many of Hattem’s structures, it has a fascinating backstory. In 1786, Herman Willem Daendels defended Hattem for the rebellious Patriots against the stadtholder’s forces, then escaped to France and participated in the Revolution before returning to the Netherlands as a General in the French revolutionary army in 1794.

7. Visit the remaining city gate of Hattem

Small houses near the city-gate of Hattem by Koosg via Wikimedia cc
Small houses near the city-gate of Hattem By Koosg – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

Dijkpoort is another Hattem architectural treasure; it is the city’s sole existing city gate, which was renovated and partially rebuilt by architect Pierre Cuypers. The installation of a wall walk and corner turrets, distinguished by the various hues of the stones, was made.

8. Visit the windmill at Hattem

windmill at Hattem by Michielverbeek via Wikimedia cc
windmill at Hattem By Michielverbeek – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

The history of this structure is far more complex than the date on the gable stone reveals. The 1852 octagonal scaffolding mill replaced a mill built in 1808. The ancient mill had been closed for a long time and was in poor condition by the 1960s. The mill is back in regular operation after a thorough renovation in 1970, and it may now be visited every Saturday. A bakery selling handmade bread and cake mixes is located on the first floor.

9. Stop by at the oldest church of Hattem, Grote of Andreaskerk

Grote of Andreaskerk by G-w-g via Wikimedia cc
Grote of Andreaskerk By G-w-g – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl,  cc

The church was established in the early 16th century, and its history may be traced back to those times. Grote of Andreaskerk is regarded as one of Hattern’s oldest churches. This beautiful church features Romanesque architecture with a touch of Gothic elements. The building of this church was finished in 1605.

10. Stop by at the Town Hall of Hattem, Stadhuis

Town Hall of Hattem by Agnes Monkelbaan via Wikimedia cc
Town Hall of Hattem By Agnes Monkelbaan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

This destination is the greatest town hall of Hattem. Like many others in Europe, this town hall maintains a close eye on the market square and the central church, and as Hattem’s needs and goals have expanded over the years, so has this cluster of buildings.

11. Baking at the Bakkerij Museum

The Bakkerij Museum is a museum dedicated to baking. In Hattem, you may learn more about the history of baking and see fascinating demonstrations. They also include a range of activities for people of all ages, such as a treasure hunt and cookie baking. If you’re an English speaker, you might have trouble keeping up with the descriptions of the museum.

12. Learn more about the culture of Hattem at the Voerman Museum

Voerman Museum by Henk-Jan van der Klis via Flicker cc
Voerman Museum by Henk-Jan van der Klis via Flicker cc

Another museum in Hattem is the last but certainly not least destination. It primarily focuses on Hattem culture and Dutch artists, so you may learn more about Hattem’s cultural art. They also offer displays concerning Hattem’s past; thus, this museum is a must-see for anybody interested in diverse cultures and history. The collection includes works by Jan Voerman, a Dutch painter.

Our Top Hotel Picks for Hattem, Netherlands

  • Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Ter Borch [Check rates and availability] – Set on a tree-lined street, this upscale hotel in a 19th-century former police station is a 2-minute walk from Zwolle train station 8 minutes on foot from art at the Museum de Fundatie.
  • Aparthotel Hattem [Check rates and availability] – Set in Hattem, Aparthotel Hattem offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel has family rooms. The rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, and towels at the hotel. Giethoorn is 30 km from Aparthotel Hattem, while Zwolle is 4.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Groningen Airport Eelde Airport, 80 km from the accommodation.
  • Bed and Breakfast Hattem [Check rates and availability] – Bed and Breakfast Hattem is located in Hattem, 7 km from Zwolle. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The room features a TV and a seating area. A Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle are provided. The site is popular for golfing and horse riding. Bed and breakfast also offer bikes free of charge. Deventer is 37 km from Bed and Breakfast Hattem, while Apeldoorn is 33 km from the property. The nearest airport is Groningen Eelde Airport, 104 km from Bed and Breakfast Hattem.

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