Het Vliegende Paard

Studentencafé Het Vliegende Paard (The Flying Horse) is a bar where you can go at almost any time of the day. Every day of the week. The cafe with over sixty types of specialty beers, with tasty and affordable student meals when you do not feel like cooking. Here you will meet a whole new family of students!

Whether you come for a cup of coffee while studying or party at night out till the sun comes up, Het Vliegende Paard is where you should be during your stay in Zwolle.

Student meals

Het Vliegende Paard is the place in Zwolle where students gather to drink, meet, dance, attend cultural activities and festivals. But aside from that, every day between 5pm and 8 pm you can also get a decent meal here. We respect your wallet, because for only have a few euros we’ll place a nice steaming meal in front of you. Every week we serve a different student meal for as low as €3,- !


There’s plenty of variation on our menu: from Italian to Asian and from meat dishes to vegetarian salads. You can view our (Dutch) menu here.

We’ve got your back

7 days a week

Monday – Special beer night

Special brewed beer lovers cannot skip the Monday! We have more than sixty different beers on our menu. You can try a new one every week. And on Mondays our special beers are only € 2.50. Have you already tasted them all? No worries! Every Monday we provide a new Beer of the Week.

Tuesday – Guilty pleasures

Not only in the weekend you can dance in Het Vliegende Paard. Every Tuesday you and your friends can dance on all the guilty pleasures that have passed in recent years. On Tuesday, request your guilty pleasure from the DJ.

Wednesday – Live music

We present local musicians every week on our small stage. During Dinner Sessions local musicians take care of the background during your dinner. Are you a musician yourself? Then join our biweekly jam sessions.

Thursday – StudentenStapAvond

The weekend starts on Thursday at Het Vliegende Paard! Time for coktails! A Sex On The Beach for only five euros. Nice! Students of Zwolle continues on our dance floor until late into the night.

Friday & Saturday – Dance, dance, dance!

On Friday we have some great dance parties. Like More Flavor or Day Off. On Saturday we continue until deep into the night and we already have shots for only € 1.50!

Sunday – Pub quiz

Every Sunday in the Flying Horse you can crack your brain during our weekly pub quiz. From 8.30 pm you can compete with a team of up to 5 people and win great prizes! Let us know that you’re foreign and the quizmaster will communicate and ask the questions during the evening in English as well!


Opening Hours

Monday 4pm – 1am
Tuesday 4pm – 2am
Wednesday 2pm – 2am
Thursday 2pm – 4am
Friday 2pm – 4am
Saturday 4pm – 4am
Sunday 5pm – 1am

Have your own party

Do you have something to celebrate? Your birthday, graduation or simply because you feel like a party? At Het Vliegende Paard the possibilities are endless! We have several bars available which all have their own atmosphere. And the great thing is: it’s totally free! We don’t charge any rent! Contact us by phone or just walk inside for more details. Also, check out The Flying Horse in 3D!


The place in Zwolle where students meet