The Dijkpoort is part of the citywall with several gates and defense towers. The gate was finished around 1400. The Dijkpoort was guarded by a gatekeeper who lived in the house next door. Four constables lived in the Dijkpoort itself and monitored who entered and left the city 24 hours a day. Since its construction, the Dijkpoort has not only been decisive for the skyline of Hattem, but it has also been an important logistical gate. For years it was the only route to Zwolle if you came from Germany. The Dijkpoort is now managed by an artist and you can come and taste the history of it yourself.Read more
Mill De Fortuin
In the Middle Ages, a wind corn mill stood on the site of mill De Fortuin, which was used for grinding grain. The mill was blown over by a storm in 1808. It was not until 1816 that the current octagonal windmill with two pairs of millstones was built. The mill was restored in 1852 and the stone with the year 1852 was bricked in above the entrance. The old mill is now in operation again and open to visitors every Saturday. On the ground floor is a shop with artisan bread and cake mixes.Read more
Grand- or Saint Andreas Church
The first church on this site was built around the year 1225. This was a Romanesque church building, of which only the tower is still visible. Due to the expansion of the city of Hattem, the church became too small. Around 1400 - 1425 a completely new, Gothic church was built. In 1429 the church was struck by lightning.The baptismal font from the 13th century has been preserved. There are two organs, the Slegel organ (1677) and the larger Flentrop organ (1855). Today the church is used for church services, organ concerts and other musical events.Read more
The town hall is one of the beautiful buildings in the center. It is the former Holy Ghost guest house from the 14th century. In 1618 it was rebuilt in Renaissance style and restored in 1871. It has been merged with the former Waag building from 1625. Today it is the workplace of the mayor,aldermen and municipal officials of Hattem. Local artists exhibit in the town hall. The exhibits can be viewed for free.Read more
8051 GG Hattem
Phone: +31 (0)38 444 8298
On Highway A50, take exit 30 to Hattem.
On Highway A28, take exit 18 (Zwolle-Zuid) and follow the signs to Hattem.
From Zwolle station, take bus 203.