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    The Bergkerk (mountain church)

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    Bergkerk

    build between 1198-1209.
    At the 15th century the church was rebuild as a late- gothic church.
    Nowedays the church is used as a presentation place for modern art.
    You can visit The exhibitions and also the interior of the church, for a reasonable price.

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    Menstraat (street)

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    My daughter guide us through Menstreet, this street owns it's name of the community function this street had since the 12th century.
    The street was an important way to the Brink the square where all the merchandise was sold and bought.
    It is a pity this picture doesn't show the many flags
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    The Brink

    by MATIM Updated May 12, 2004

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    De Waag

    Our walking tour last about 1 and a half hour and is about 3 km long.
    The tour start at the square called "de Brink" infront of de Waag, today the historical museum is situated in the building.
    De waag is about 2 minutes walk from the VVV.
    They rebuild this building in 2002/2003.
    The building was a symbol of indepentend and pride.
    The Waag had an important role in the old days, the merchants had to weight their goods here. This money was a very good source of income.

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    Warehouse

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    Deventer still has 27 houses with so called Gelders-Overijsselse gabels.
    In those warehouses mostly where situated a store and a working place, half way mostly the bedroom and the living part was behind the front house. The storey and basements where used as storage.
    The so called mouse teeth you see in front of the house where used to hold back the rain.

    Now I look again at this picture I notice that I didn't get this yellow mini car at the picture, it just park there when I was taking the picture.
    It is a very old car and I would love to have such a small car!

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    A 14th century warehouse

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    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.

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    St.Nicolaas

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    I found this gable stone on one of the houses near the Bergkerk (mountain church).
    It shows St. Nicolaas the patron saint of the church.
    The three bags with money are symbolic for the 1,5 million used for rebuilding the church.
    The gable stone is made by sculptor J. van Rooyen.

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    5 may

    by MATIM Written May 15, 2004

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    We visit Deventer at 5 May, at this day we celebrate liberation day in the Netherlands, that is why flags are every where.
    I noticed that it is a common thing to put out the flag in the USA however in the Netherlands this is not a very common tradition, only on our queens birthday and at May fifth

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    de Penninckshoek

    by MATIM Written Jun 6, 2004

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    statue of Albert Schweitzer

    This corner is called "De Penninckshoek"
    Around 1588 Herman Penninck gave the order to build this show facade.
    The statue of Albert Schweitzer is situated here because the international Albert Schweitzer institute was situated in the Penninck corner for some years, today the institute has been moved to Maarssen
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    Women's prison

    by MATIM Written May 16, 2004

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    police..........a women try to escape!!!!

    At the end of this nice street (Walstraat is the women's prison.
    The prison was used from 1818 till 1905.
    After the liberation in 1945 female members of the NSB, an organisation in the Netherlands that was with the German, kept prison here. That is why they call it the women prison.
    Just when we passed the prison a women escaped by hanging sheets like a rope outside the window!!!

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    Charles Dickens

    by MATIM Updated May 17, 2004

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    The city of the 19th century from Charles Dickens relives every year in the Hanse-town Deventer.
    More then 350 characters from the famous books of this English writer, become to live at the weekend before Christmas (Saturday 18 December and Sunday 19 December) from 11.00 till 17.00 hour.
    Scrooge, the ghost of Marley, Oliver Twist, Mr. Pickwick, Christmas Carol Singers, every one is there.
    The festival is at the Walstreet, the Golstreet and Roggestreet.
    Every year more then 100.000 people visit this festival.

    My sister and I gave my parents the Charles Dickens weekend as a present for their 45 wedding anniversary last year.
    They enjoyed it very much.

    This is a drawing that you can find in front of the women prison.
    Behind this wall a restaurant is situated

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    historical facade

    by MATIM Updated Jun 6, 2004

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    warehouse Vroom&Dreesmann

    This historical facade dates from the year 1735, on top of the facade are the goddess Diana and Juno
    This building accommodate the warehouse Vroom & Dreesmann a very famous warehouse in the Netherlands almost every town has a Vroom & Dreesmann
    On the square in front of this warehouse we drink a cup of coffee before we continued our tour

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    Deventer cake store

    by MATIM Written Jun 6, 2004

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    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!

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    Deventer koek (Deventer cake)

    by MATIM Written Jun 6, 2004

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    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.

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    playing at square de Brink

    by MATIM Written Jun 6, 2004

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    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.

    I have add some more pictures of my playing kids in the travelogue

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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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