Deventer Travel Guide

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Deventer Things to Do

  • City tour

    A city tour or short walk through the town centre will be very worthwile. September 2013, photograph taken during a visit with colleagues as we were on our way to the ferry across the river IJssel.

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  • Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck

    Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck was Grand pensionary of the Bataafse Republic when Holland was under French occupation.He was born at October 31, 1761 at Deventer at the Brink 28.

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  • Former Poulterer Shop

    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

    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...

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  • De Waag

    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

    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...

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Deventer Hotels

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Deventer Restaurants

  • Eetcafé in an alley

    Engel & Bengel is a cosy eetcafé with great lunches and dinners.Prices are reasonable; a main course is € 15.50.Business hours:Mo-Tu: ClosedWe: 5PM - Midnight Th-Fr: 5PM - 1AMSa: 11AM - 3PM; 5PM - 1AMSu: 5PM - Midnight

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  • The living room of Deventer

    The Heeren op de Brink is a cosy place at the Brink square with a look onto the Waag building.The café-restaurant offers great lunches and dinners and everything for in between.On the menu are sandwiches, soups, pizza and 3 course dinners.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Th: 10AM - 1AMFr-Sa: 10AM - 4AMSu: Noon - 1AM

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  • Barbeque and more

    Que Pasa? is a great BBQ restaurant where you can spend a cosy night with your friends.There's a fix price for 2 hours unlimited eating and drinking. Tapas menu for € 27.50.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu: Only on appointment for groups of 10 people or moreWe-Su: Noon - 11PM

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  • Great Meeting Point

    The Dikke van Dale is named after the big dictionary of the Dutch language.The historical building as been transformed into the grand café with much care and it's an protected landmark.Inside you find the old book cases still filled with books, which gives some of the the rooms their unique character.The central bar is a local meeting point and...

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  • Next to Rutger Jan

    Café De Buren van Schimmelpenninck is next doors to the house of birth of Grand pensionary Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck.There are 6 different beers from the tap and an additional 25 different bottled kindsThe terrace has 80 seats.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-We: 3PM - 2AMTh: 3PM - 3AMFr: 3PM - 4AMSa: 2PM - 4AMSu: 3PM - 2AM

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  • Delightful food in an friendly setting

    Safak is a Turkish-Kurdish restaurant in one of the nice smaller in between straat in the inner city of Deventer.It's located at a corner and the big windows provide a nice outdoor view.The interior is warm with dark furniture and candlelight.The restaurant is run by a family and during my visit I was happy to meet three generations.On the menu are...

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Deventer Nightlife

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    by bonio Written Feb 24, 2006

    Excellent biercafe on Brink. Around 12 beers on tap when we visited and loads more bottled ones to choose from. Snacks available too, but we were there for the beer, just the sort of place we like to visit.

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Deventer Transportation

  • Deventer buses

    At the Deventer train station, there is a small bus station.From there the following SYNTUS bus company buses serve the Deventer area:-1 - Colmschate-2 - Keizerslanden - Borgele - Platvoet-3 - ROC - Platvoet-4 - ROC/Ceintuurbaan - Keizerslanden - Schalkhaar-5 - Hospital - Colmschate-6 - Het Bramelt - Colmschate-7 - Kloosterlanden - Bergweide-8 -...

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  • IJssel river boat tour

    From May through October you can take a boat tour on the river IJssel with boats of either the Thuishaven or Carpe Diem boat companies.For departures times and days see the websites.Tours are also dependent of the water level.Admission Euro 6.25 (adult).

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  • Deventer by train

    Deventer is a railway crosspoint. Situated at the IJssel river the town has an impressive railroad bridge over the river at the main line from Amsterdam to Berlin in Germany.Other tracks lead to Zwolle in the North and Arnhem and Nijmegen in the South.The Deventer train station is at 5 minutes walking from the old inner city.There is no ticket...

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Deventer Shopping

  • Music CD's

    DISC is a CD shop with a great selection.Business hours:Mo: 1PM - 6PMTu-We: 9AM - 6PMTh: 9AM - 9PMFr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 5PMSu: Closed

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  • Oriental food

    The Java House offers oriental food, mainly from Indonesia.Also take away of Indonesian dishes.There is a small section where you can eat inside.

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  • Delicacy shop

    Food & Oil is a great delicacy shop.You find many good food products and oils from Italy and some other Mediterranean countries here. Think about wine, pasta, chocolates, olive oil, cheese, tapas, olives and sausages.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-We: 10AM - 6:30PMTh: 10AM - 8PMFr: 9AM - 6:30PMSa: 9AM - 5:30PM

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Deventer Local Customs

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 28, 2013

    Deventer is a center for creative people. There are many design- and advertisement agencies in town. Creativity is a thing you can come across very easily in this town.

    A very creative Deventer house.
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Deventer Warnings and Dangers

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 27, 2013

    The river IJssel often act as a natural barrier for rain fronts that are travelling with the prevailing South-Westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The result is a build-up of rain clouds that will dump their wet load over the city. Be aware that some parts of the city are lower, like the railroad underpasses and at times create traffic chaos.

    Heavy Rain shower at Deventer.
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Deventer Off The Beaten Path

  • Historical museum

    This is a good story to tell you.As you can see on the flank of the historical museum we found this pot.The legend goes that in the old days counterfeiters where cooked alive in this pot!

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  • some more architecture

    On our way back to the car, we passed this beautiful warehouse and I know I showed you a lot of this beautiful houses, but couldn't recist making one more, ok this is the last picture!!

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Deventer Sports & Outdoors

  • Walking

    Deventer is great fir walking. There are several walking routes for the old city.A stroll along the IJssel river or a walk through the Bergkwartier city quarter are just a few of the possibilities.Deventer is part of the Hanze cities hiking route, Walking shoes (mind the cobble stones at some parts of the city).

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  • Multiple Sport Facility: De Scheg

    De Scheg is a combined sport facilty with:-swimming pool-ice scate rink-play garden-squash-sport hall-health center-dance center Vreugd-indoor golfand moreIce Rink Hours Mid-October - Mid-March:Mo: 10AM-3.30PM & 8.15PM-10.15PMTu: 10AM-3.30PM We: 10AM-noon & 2PM-4.45PM & 8.15PM-10.15PMTh 7 fr: 2PM-4.45PM & 8.15PM-10.15PMSa: 2PM-4.30PMSu:...

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  • Bowling

    Bowling in Party and Bowling Centre De Worp. Great fun with the Brink family, family members of my mother-in-law. My score was 123 (10 rounds), I know it's not an awful lot for professionals, but for me it was just one point below my (registered) all time high! De Worp is located just across the river IJssel from the town of Deventer in a small...

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Deventer Favorites

  • The new Deventer Hospital

    The new Deventer Ziekenhuis is a modern complex at the East side of the city. The construction started in 2004.It's located at:N. Bolkesteinlaan 75 - 7416 SE DeventerTel: +31-570-535353The Deventer Ziekenhuis proceeded from the fusion in 1985 of the Sint Geertruiden Gasthuis and the Sint Jozef Hospital.. The Sint Geertruiden Gasthuis was Deventer's...

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  • USEFUL LINKS

    Deventer:The Local Tourist Office (VVV) is located in the Waag building at the Brink square.Brink 567411 BV DeventerTel: +31-570-693781Opening times:Tu–Sa 10AM - 5PMSu–Mo 1PM – 5PMUseful websites:City CounsilStart pageGo DeventerDeventer road works mapMap with house informationHanze citiesOld Deventer postcardsDeventer HistoryDeventer newspaper De...

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  • TV-Radio Oost

    The regional TV- and Radio station TV-Radio Oost has a small branch at Deventer. The location is at Grote Overstraat 56 - 7411 JD Deventer.Tel: +31-74 -2456480

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