Het Vliegende Paard

Studentencafé Het Vliegende Paard (The Flying Horse) is a bar that you can visit almost anytime of the day, every day of the week. The cafe has over sixty different brands and types of beer. Het Vliegende Paard has a small kitchen where you can get tasty and affordable meals for when you dont’t feel like cooking.  We are the place for students, so feel welcome and you will meet a whole new family of students and friends here!

Whether you enjoy a cup of coffee while studying or you want to party all night long untill 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 parties. But aside from that, every day between 5 pm and 8 pm you can also get a decent meal here. We respect your wallet, because for only a few euros we’ll place a nice hot steaming meal in front of you.

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

We’ve got your back

7 days a week

Monday – Special beer night

Special brewed beer lovers can not skip the Monday! We have more than sixty different beers on our menu. You can try a new one every week. And on Mondays the prices of our special beers start at € 2.50.

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, you can give your  guilty pleasure request at the DJ.

Wednesday – Live music

Every Wednesday you can enjoy your drinks with live music. We give local musicians time to shine on our small stage. Are you a musician yourself? Then join our biweekly jam sessions with our houseband.

Thursday – StudentenStapAvond

The weekend starts on Thursday at Het Vliegende Paard! Time for cocktails! A Long Island Iced Tea is only five euros. Nice! We have a special cocktailmenu where you can choose your favourite. Students of Zwolle enjoy the rest of their night on our dance floor.

Friday & Saturday – Dance, dance, dance!

On Friday we have some great dance parties. Like More Flavor or Kleurrijk. 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 8.00 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. You pay 3 euros per person to participate.


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 you simply just want to throw a party because you feel like it? 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!

Also, check out The Flying Horse in 3D!


The place in Zwolle where students meet