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  • Jordenshof - Deventer
    Jordenshof - Deventer
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    Broederenkerk - Deventer
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    Former Poulterer Shop

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 2, 2013
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    The house at the Brink 60 was the former Eltink poulterer shop. In the past the smell of grilled chickens filled this part of town.
    On the outer front wall is a piece of art made by Willem Veltien: A peacock and the letters POELIER.

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    Proosdij house

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2013
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    The Proosdij house is the oldest stone house of the Netherlands.
    The oldest part of the house dates from 1130,
    The house was the mome of the Proost or head of the Kapittel school ot the Lebuinus church.
    Later also a chapel devoted to Bonifatius was part of the building.
    During the Reformation the ownership of the house went from the Catholic church o the Staten of OVerijssel. In 1664 the house was sold to a high ranking militarist Hendrik de Sandra, whose name is still in use for the Sandrasteeg alley that leads to the house.

    The Proosdij house now is a National monument,

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    De Waag

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2013
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    De Waag is the oldest building constructed for weighting in the Netherlands.
    It dates from around 1530.

    From 1913 the Waag is the local Deventer historical museum.

    Nowadays also the Local Tourist office is housed in the building.

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    Jordenshof

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2013
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    The Jordenshof is the only remaining "hof" in the city of Deventer. It was founded by oachim Keyzer at the Pontsteeg alley and continued by his sons in law Ewold Buser and Hendrik Jordens.
    Even nowadays the hof is still in control of the Jordens family.

    In 1856 the hof was moved to the present location at the Kleine Overstestraat and later around 1930 renovated.

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    Herensocieteit De Hereniging

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2013
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    Herensocieteit De Hereniging is a gentleman's club house. It was started at November 1, 1854 by some former members of the trade club De Eendragt.

    the present building was build on the location of the former city wine storage building De Steerne from 1836.

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    De Latijnse School

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 27, 2013
    Latijnse School / The Latin School - Deventer

    De Latijnse School or The Latin School is a Kapittel school at the Big Church. The school provided middle school education from 1150 till 1848. Famous pupils were Desiderius Erasmus, Geert Groote, Thomas a Kempis and the only Dutch pope Adrianus VI.

    Above the entrance is a Latin text by Erasmus "Non scolae sed vitae discimus" (We learn not for the school, but for life).

    In 1848 the school lost its function as gymnasium schools took over the eductation, followed by the HBS in 1864.

    Nowadays the building is maintained by the Parolo Society.

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    Grote Kerk (Big church)

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 27, 2013
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    The Big Church of Deventer has a long history. In 768 Lebuinus -an English missionair- builded a small wooden church, that was destroyed by Saksen pagans. Lebuibus rebuild the church in 771 and died in the following year. In 774 the church was destroyed again. This time the church was rebuild by Ludger in 776.

    The first stone church at this location was build by bishop Balderik. This building was extended to a basilica by bishop Bernulfus in 1040. Two fire in 1235 and 1334 destroyed the building.

    The present church was constructed between 1450 and 1499 in Gothic style. Its inner length is 99 meters. It was the main church of Deventer and many local are buried in the church.
    The tower was build at the end of the 16th century and it has the oldest Hemony-carillon of the Netherlands. The tower of 62 meters is owned by the city of Deventer, while the church is owned by the Protestant church.

    The church is an UNESCO monument.

    Opening hours:
    Summer (April - October)
    Ma-Sa: 11AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed
    Winter (November - March)
    Ma-Sa: 11AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    The entrance to the church is free, a gift is welcome.
    The tower can be climbed in groups. for a small fee.

    More pictures at Big Church part 1 and Big Church part 2 T-logues.

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    Botermarkt

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 27, 2013
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    The Botermarkt or butter market is a small square with a cast iron roof build in 1889 after a design of the city architect Mulock Houwer. The Renaissance style building was a gift of van Marle, brother of the mayor.

    In the wall of the building it reads:
    Uit belangstelling in den Bloei van Landbouw
    en Veeteelt en van den Handel heeft
    Mr M.W.J. van Marle
    deze Botermarkt ann de gemeente Deventer
    ten geschenke gegeven

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    Broederenkerk

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 27, 2013
    Broederenkerk - Deventer

    he Broederenkerk church was constructed between 1335 and 1338 on order of Eleonora of England, at the time duchess of Gelre. The church replaced of former Franciscaner Brothers monastry.

    Through the course of times the church changed from Catholic to Protestant a number of times.
    Nowadays it's part of the Sint-Lebuïnus parisch.

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    Toy Museum

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 27, 2013

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    The toy museum is housed in 2 storage houses from the Middle Ages. Toys from your grand-grand parents up to the ones you played with as a child are on display in the numerous small rooms these buildings have.

    Opening hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Sa 10AM - 5PM
    Su 1PM - 5PM

    Entrance: € 5.00 (adult)

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    City walk -video tour

    by StuartDutchman Updated Dec 17, 2010

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    In medieval times Deventer was a very important and wealthy city. Her wealth was mostly thanks to trade along the river IJssel.

    Many of the buildings erected in those profitable days still remain.

    One of thoose buildings is De Waag (1528), a monumental building that now accomodates the Historical Museum Deventer and the Tourist Information Office. It is located on the edge of the market square De Brink.

    'De Brink' has houses, shops, and cafes dating from 1575-1900.

    Deventer was a member of the Hanseatic League, an economic alliance of trading cities and their guilds that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe in the later Middle Ages.

    Deventer has its own Leaning Tower of Pisa, the building 'De Waag' leans over quite a lot.

    During the production of the movie A Bridge Too Far all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer - as Arnhem itself had lost its historic center.

    VIDEO of my visit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNyffCAJKGI

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    General Deventer Things to do information

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 12, 2007

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    Where to go at Deventer
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    An overview:

    Museums:
    -Historical Museum Deventer at Brink 56 (Waag building)
    -Speelgoedmuseum (Toy Museum) at Brink 47
    -Kunstenlab (Art buildings) at Laboratoriumplein 1-63
    -Bolwerksmolen (Mill) at Bolwerksweg 6
    -Hanzemuseum at Nieuwstraat 25

    Churches:
    -Grote of Lebuïnuskerk
    -Broederen- of St. Lebuïnuskerk
    -St. Nicolaas- of Bergkerk

    Buildings:
    -De Waag at Brink 56 (Local Tourist office and Historical Museum)
    -City Hall at Grote Kerkhof 4
    -Stadsarchief en Athenaeumbibliotheek (former Monestry)
    -De Buveburcht (oldest city gate) at Sandrasteeg 8
    -Gildehotel (former Hospital) at Nieuwstraat 41

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    Waag

    by bonio Written Feb 24, 2006

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    Houses the museum, take a look on the outside, theres a large pot hanging on the wall (hidden by builders hut while we visited ) the local coin maker was boiled alive in it for stealing the towns silver - that'll teach him?

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    Visit to the museum

    by bonio Written Feb 24, 2006

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    Housed in Waag on the main square, Brink. Collection of paintings, some of old iron works in town especially interesting to me, pottery, bicycles and silverware.
    Enjoyable hour spent there on a chilly afternoon.

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    The oldest house in the Netherlands

    by OlafS Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    Deventer: 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.

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