The Pelsertoren zwolle with kids

The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids: sleep in a medieval defense tower!

We are always looking for unique places to stay with the family. After sleeping on a boat in Rotterdam some time ago, this time online we came across an old medieval defense tower that houses a B&B. When we took another city trip to Zwolle with our daughter, we booked this B&B right away. Based on this overnight stay, we wrote another review about this B&B in the heart of Zwolle.

The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids
The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids

The hotel/B&B

Housed in a medieval tower, the B&B is also right in the center. In a few minutes’ walk we were at the Grote Markt in the middle of Zwolle’s city center.

We could park the car very easily in the parking garage Q-parking Zwolle center. The exit from this parking garage almost literally ends up at the front door of the B&B. In addition, customers of the B&B get a discount on the parking garage, which allows you to park your car in front of the B&B for 10 euros per 24 hours right in the center of Zwolle.

We had to give advance notice of what time we arrived at the tower so that the owner could give us the key to the room. Extremely hospitable and friendly, the young man showed us around the beautiful room and gave us all the information we needed for our stay.

The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids
The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids

The room

We had suite 1, also called the family suite. This suite of about 50m2 is located on the first floor and has a private entrance so you are right in your suite from the street side. The room has a double bed and a bed on the side, as you can see in the photos below. A bed can also be placed on the other side of the circular wall, making the suite suitable for a family of four.

Furthermore, the suite has a sitting area, a smart TV and facilities to make tea and coffee(nespresso). This allowed us to watch TV with our daughter at the end of the day while enjoying drinks, sweets and snacks.

The suite also features a private toilet, private bathroom with rain shower and sink. As you can see in the photos below, the old walls have been left intact, making the room very cozy. Of course there is WIFI in the room!

The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids
The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids

Roof Terrace

A big plus of the B&B is the rooftop terrace of the tower. Here B&B guests can have a drink. This rooftop terrace has several chairs and a covered area with a refrigerator where you can buy drinks for a fee. Unfortunately, we were there in winter and it was not super pleasant to sit on the terrace, but we can imagine that this is a really nice place in summer. How nice is it that you can have a drink right in the center of Zwolle with a beautiful view of the city from your own tower!

The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids
The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids

breakfast in the center

Breakfast is arranged by store café Engel in the center of Zwolle on the Grote Markt. We were given a golden envelope by the owner of the tower with a card in it with three different directions on how to walk from the tower to the shopping café. Each route had different sights. We liked the breakfast very much with different sandwiches, an egg, different kinds of luxury spreads, a yogurt with different cereals and orange juice for drinks.

Family-friendly hotel Zwolle
The Pelsertoren Zwolle with kids


We really enjoyed our overnight stay at the Pelsertoren in Zwolle. The B&B is right in the center and the room was fully equipped. We stayed in the room for a reasonable amount of time partly due to the weather and had a great time playing games, watching TV and eating a snack we picked up at the local Vietnamese around the corner. The decor and the old walls of the B&B give the rooms a very atmospheric setting. In summer, we think it would be great to enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace in the sun. So in that respect, we really recommend this accommodation for families with kids.

If you want more information about the rooms and the tower check out the B&B website here .

By the way, there are plenty of special places to stay in the east of the country. Also check out, for example, the blog staying overnight in a tiny house in the Veluwe.

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

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