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We are a middle aged couple and both have a background in studying history. We found this was well... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
LimpetScotland
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If libraries are your thing ....

This is one of the handful of chained-book libraries left in the world, while th church itself is... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Walpy
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Holland
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We are a middle aged couple and both have a background in studying history. We found this was well worth a 4 Euro payment. The library is excellently preserved and the tour is informative. The interest is in learning about the history rather than in...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is one of the handful of chained-book libraries left in the world, while th church itself is now run by a foundation and staffed by volunteers. As such, two euros entry fee plus two more for a guided tour of the library is a...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

You have to pay € 2 each for special entry. You are not allowed to take pictures here. The guide tells you ten times or more that the upper Librije is much beter, but you have to make an appointment. After two time I know....More

1  Thank Phi h
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Saint Walburgis Church is a historic midpoint of Zutphen. It houses an old chained library consisting of only 'good' books that were deemed appropriate for members of the church. You can climb the tower for a token fee (2017: 2,50 euro's adults; children under...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Very nice experts tell you all about this remarkable and rare library from the 1500s, including Copernicus De revolutionem and many more.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

They have a preserved collection of books from XV century to beginning of XX century. The guide speaks little english, but was very cordial and supportive with basic information about the place.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Was not expecting to see this fantastic reading room when we wondered into the church. It's as built in 1561-1564 and contains hundreds of hand written leather bound books. Entry is with a guide who explained to us in English - this is unique history...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Always nice to visit chirches when one is on the move. Especially when it is an old town like Zuthpen. If you are of the "churchy" kind, it is worth a visit :-)

Thank tommykristoffersen
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This 16th century library hall is unique in the Netherlands, and only in Italy and England one finds comparable libraries. Besides old books, there is a nice footprint of the devil himself. A must-see if you like history.

2  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This library has an extensive collection of very old books that are still in great condition. Very interesting and impressive place to visit, the tour is also very informative.

2  Thank Jip V
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Merav W
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Closed on Mondays. Rest of the week from 11am I think but check with the Tourist Office in Zutphen who were very helpful.
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