Anyone approaching Zutphen will be moved by its beautiful location on the water. Zutphen, the city with the striking towers and stately merchant houses; Curiosity about what lies behind it is already roused from a distance. Thus it is not surprising that Zutphen is visited, every year in summer as well as in winter, by hundreds of thousands of residents from the region and by tourists. Events, markets, a comprehensive selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, museums, and galleries, serve as a true magnet for the region.
The grand opening of the Hof van Heeckeren took place in 2017. The Zutphen museums, Museum Henriette Polak, the Stedelijk Museum, as well as the archaeological services are brought together in this monumental building. The Hof van Heeckeren is to become the go-to location for history, cultural history, the visual arts and current affairs – all united under one roof. It is situated on the ‘s Gravenhof, Zutphen’s oldest square, and the place where the history of the Netherlands began, as this is where the Archaeological Services unearthed our country’s oldest human remains.