Peperbus - Zwolle

N 52.5122877 / E 6.0901297

The history of the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren tower, as the Peperbus is actually called, begins in the Hanseatic period. The tower was built between 1463 and 1481. Nine inhabitants donated six bells to the church, of which one still remains. The lantern, the upper part of the tower, was built later.

However, the first master builder, Simon Penet, disappeared after a major budget overrun. Jacob van Collen completed his work, but at the expense of the money the church masters had earmarked for the poor. In 1815, lightning struck the tower, several bells fell through the roof and damaged the organ. In 1828, the tower was repaired and received its current shape.

When the basilica is open you can climb the tower.


Ossenmarkt 42
8011 MS Zwolle

Contact details

Opening hours
Monday 13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:30
Thursday 11:00 - 16:30
Friday 11:00 - 16:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:30
Sunday Closed

Opening hours are from April to November. Check the website for other times.

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