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A 14th century warehouse
later they build a second floor at the house, they build the stairs beside the house in a tower.
During the 17th century this building was used as a working place for the coin masters.
Very early Deventer already had its own coin, the first coin dates from the 11th century
Lots of these coins where found at the East sea area.
The oldest house in the Netherlands
Yes, this is it. The oldest house in the Netherlands . Not to be confused with the oldest house in Holland, which you can find in Dordrecht. This one is really much older. It has been there for at least a thousand years, at least parts of it are, although much has changed and little is left. Unfortunately you can't get in so you must content yourself with looking at the outside walls.
It's only a model
Yes, Deventer's nice. But there were times when people didn't care too much about their heritage. That's why it could happen that in 1879 a city gate, the Bergsepoort, designed by famous artist and architect Hendrick de Keyser, was disassembled and brought to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where it was re-assembled and put in the garden where you can still see it. And of course, now people in Deventer want it back. In the meantime they've put a scaled-down copy where the real thing used to stand.
Deventer koek (Deventer cake)
Deventer cake is very famous, it is made after a secret centuries old recipe, it is been made since the 15th century.
This store is since 1958 Deventer cake store.
When we where in this small store we saw a painting of Napoleon visiting the cake store.
Off course we bought some cake and I can assure you it taste delicious!
The store was the end of our walking tour through Deventer.
We where back on the square again, where our tour also began , de Brink.
At the Brink there was a big suprise for our kids, every Wednesday and Sundays from May till October the local toy museum give the children the opportunity to play at the brink.
"At the IJssel river"
The ealiest Deventer archive entry dates from 806, mentioning a small settlement along the IJssel river.
Next piece of history is that pf the monk Lebuinus. He rowed over to the village and builded a wooden church at the location of the present impressive Lebuinuskerk. He brought some English influences to Deventer, one was main street, the present Menstraat.
Deventer is one of many Hanze cities. In the 14th and 15th century Deventer grew and became more and more prosperous. Six yearly markets were held, each lasting several days.
In 1477 printed Richard Paffraet the first books with the new printing technic. Nowadays the city has many book shops and the famous yearly book market with almost 1000 stalls along the river.
Another main event are the Dickens street performances in mid-December.
Deventer is also famous for its Deventer Koek. Of the 4 factories one remains and the Jb Bussink shop is at the Brink square.
"From far away"
Deventer can be easily travelled to via the A1 highway or by train (Amsterdam to Enschede Intercity or International train from Amsterdam to Berlin).
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