Wilsum received city rights in 1331. It is most known for its church, which was built in 1050 and as such the oldest church in the province of Overijssel. Thanks to several restorations (the last one being in 1982) the church is still in a very good state.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Wilsum". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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