Welcome to De Basis

De basis

De Basis offers the comfort of a hostel and the quality of a hotel, all in one! Conveniently located just a ten-minute walk from the central station,

Hostel & Bar De Basis is from April 2023 situated in a characteristic building on Luttekestraat in Zwolle’s city center. This monumental building has served as both a bank and police station in the past, but now offers voluntary overnight stays with private rooms or cozy group accommodations. The original bank vault and barred doors still remain intact, adding to the unique charm of De Basis.

Whether you’re looking for a private room with added privacy or seeking out a warm and welcoming group accommodation in Zwolle’s bustling center, De Basis has got you covered!

Private rooms

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Bennies in De Basis

In the summer of 2021, Bennies burst onto the scene with a pop-up restaurant in Zwolle, putting themselves on the map. Despite having little catering experience, guitarist Seb and furniture maker Glenn’s concept proved to be a huge hit.

Their experimentation with food was previously just a hobby, which included building their own stone oven to prepare homemade pitas. Little did they know that this experiment would lead to their big breakthrough.

What sets Bennies apart is their willingness to experiment and only cook what they truly enjoy. Following their success in 2021 and previous adventure at Blue Bayou beach bar, Bennies will have a permanent home at Hostel & Bar De Basis starting April 2023!


Zwolle is a must-see city located in the heart of the Netherlands. With its historic buildings, charming canals and vibrant culture, this characteristic city is a must-visit for both tourists and locals alike.

Take a stroll through the old town to admire the medieval architecture, including the Sassenpoort and Grote Kerk. Indulge in local delicacies at one of many restaurants and cafes throughout town. Or explore museums such as Museum de Fundatie, Het Langhuis or Herman Brood Museum to enjoy (modern) art and beautiful exhibitions.

Beyond history and culture, Zwolle offers plenty of green spaces to relax and unwind in such as Wezenlandenpark and Park Eekhout. For sports enthusiasts, there are various activities available including cycling, walking or even canoeing on the canals!

In short, Zwolle has something for everyone whether you love history, culture, nature or sports. It’s a place where you can kick back and enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer!


Hostel & Bar De Basis is located at Luttekestraat 35 in Zwolle. The hostel is located within the city centre, within walking distance of the central station.

Hostel & Bar De Basis is only a five-minute walk from the ‘Emmawijk Zwolle’ parking garage. A day ticket for the garage costs €11.00 (prices as of 2023). To get there, enter ‘Parking garage Emmawijk’ into your navigation system using the address Emmawijk 23.

Once you’ve parked, take a stroll back via the Emmawijk, passing by Park Eekhout where you can spot some llamas! Continue on towards Burgemeester van Roijensingel and cross over Nieuwe Havenbrug. You’ll find Hostel & Bar De Basis right in front of you!

Opting to leave the car at home when visiting Zwolle is a fantastic decision! The city’s central station is easily accessible from all over the Netherlands, and Hostel & Bar De Basis can be reached within ten minutes from there.

From the station hall, follow signs for ‘Centrum’. Once outside the station, turn left onto Stationsplein and then right onto Stationsweg after 90 meters. At the end of the street, turn left and walk along the Zwolle city canal towards Nieuwe Havenbrug. Cross the bridge and you will find us straight ahead!

If walking isn’t your preference or if you have limited mobility, taking the bus is another convenient option. From the station, buses departing for ‘South side’ can take you to the center, such as line 4, line 40 or line 301. Get off at stop ‘Emmawijk (Centrum)’, cross over the bridge and you’ll find us straight ahead.

For specific travel information tailored to your needs, we recommend using 9292.nl or NS.nl.



Luttekestraat 35, 8011 LP Zwolle

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