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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  • IJSSELHOTEL

    Worp 2, Deventer, 7419D, NL

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Mercure Deventer 3

    Weg 121 Netherlands, Deventer, 7418DA, NL

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Mercure Deventer 3m

    Deventerweg 121, Deventer, 7418 DA

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Deventer Restaurants

  • 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 - 2AM2016 update. The build was...

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  • Scandinavian Food

    Are you looking for some special food from the North like Danish smørrebrød, Finnish blueberries or Swedish Kanelbullar? Well, go to De Noorman to enjoy whatever Scandinavian food you want to taste.Food is grilled in the open air, right at the spot.

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  • Cozy place for a lunch

    Bij Peet is a cozy little place for having a coffee or tea, or a great lunch.In front on the shop are some chairs and small tables, a great people watching place on a sunny day.Inside you can admire the collection of coffee- and tea pots.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Fr: 10AM - 3:30PMSa: 10AM - 4PMSu: Closed

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  • Raw herring

    I had some great herring at the Deventer street market.The fish was prepared right in front of me and you can add onions and pickles to your liking.A pity you have to wait for the Saturday market to enjoy this. Raw herring

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  • 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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Deventer Nightlife

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    De Heks: De Heks

    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 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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  • More Deventer Train Station

    The first Deventer train station opened at August 5, 1865 as one of the stations of the so-called IJsselline, the railroad connection from Arnhem to Zwolle maintained by the Staats Spoorwegen (SS) company. Later it also became a stop on the tracks from Apeldoorn to Almelo maintained by the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij (HIJSM). From...

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  • 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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Deventer Shopping

  • Sea food

    Vispaleis Koelewijn took over business from the well-known Gamba fish shop.The new shop is a real Dutch fish shop with great hering and more.

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  • Deventer shopping streets

    The old center of Deventer has a wonderful pedestrian area with the following shopping streets:-Smedenstraat-Nieuwstraat-Pontsteef-Lange Bisschopstraat-Korte Bisschopstraat-Grote Overstraat-Kleine Overstraat-Brink-Walstraat

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  • Weekly street market

    Deventer has a big street market at the Brink square on Fridays (8AM - 1PM) and Saturdays (8AM -PM) with about 100 stalls. On Saturdays there are additional food stalls.The Brink square is ideal for the market with many terraces of local café's and restaurants along both sides. Fresh food and other merchandise. Average price and special deals at...

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Deventer Local Customs

  • Support the street artist

    Although they're not all local; support the street artists.I was surprised with a street barrel organ in operation at one of my visits.Don't be surprised to see and hear some East European musicians playing International songs.

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  • Creative citizins

    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.

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Deventer Warnings and Dangers

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    RAIN

    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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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Water Sports

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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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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Deventer Sports & Outdoors

  • Multiple Sport Facility: De Scheg

    De Scheg is a combined sport facilty with:-swimming pool-ice skate 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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  • 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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  • 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 General

  • Statues at Deventer

    Just a collection of statues and pieces of art I came across while exploring Deventer.Once again this proves you can learn much about a city's history by looking at its walls, buildings and statues.

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  • 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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