Beautiful Hanseatic cities
The so-called Hanseatic cities of Deventer and Zwolle are near the Heuvelrug. These cities were members of the Hanseatic League that established joint rights to trading specific goods. Like the other seven Hanseatic cities, Deventer and Zwolle were founded when Amsterdam was still a small and insignificant town. They primarily aimed to expand trade and share knowledge. These cities are most often situated near water since it was an important means of transport. The stunning 14th and 15th century merchant houses with their unique facades take you back in time. A historic adventure for young and old!