The Academiehuis is a powerful part of the downtown cultural axis. The house offers a high-quality and always warm welcome to children, young people, city residents and tourists. For them, crossover-oriented programming aims to connect, enrich and amaze. This is visible in the active programming, which is primarily intended for encounters. Art, culture, history, music, education and meaning are an inspiration in this.
The ownership of Academiehuis Grote Kerk Zwolle was transferred to the Foundation Academiehuis Grote Kerk Zwolle in 2015. From then on, the board of the foundation started the realization of the master plan, which was developed by a project group. The purpose of the property is defined in the bylaws as cultural, social/educational and museum.
The initial redevelopment was completed in mid-2019. The RCE granted a restoration grant in 2020 for the large-scale restoration of the property. The restoration is currently taking place and should be completed no later than 2022. With the restoration, the Foundation hopes to bring this old heart of the city back up to date.
The Academiehuis gives substance to its function as the city's largest covered plaza by implementing along three lines:
Monument book market, tours, audio tour
Program programming of exhibitions, music, receptions, markets
Academy line the Word, Music and Art
The Academiehuis is part of the cultural infrastructure in Zwolle and region. Our presentation as Zwolle's largest indoor plaza is of social and educational importance to the city and thus broader than just culture.