Discover the Hanseatic city Deventer along the river Ijssel. It’s one of the oldest cities in Holland and you can tell it has a long history as you walk through town. There’s a monument on every street corner. Deventer has, among other things, the oldest brick house, the oldest park and oldest scientific library of Holland.
Highlights of Deventer
The best way to discover the Hanseatic past and historical monuments of Deventer is by foot. Walk along the numerous monuments, squares, churches and museums. Must sees are the city hall, the Lebuïnus Church, the old quarter Noordenbergkwartier, the Historical Museum and Toys & Tin Museum. Nature lovers are recommended to walk along Deventer’s riverside.
Deventer hosts the largest annual book fair in Europe on the first Sunday of August. You should visit the Charles Dickens Festival around Christmas. Game dishes are among the culinary specialties of this region. The Deventer Cake is a local delicacy which is best tried in the Deventer Cake Shop (Het Deventer Koekhuisje).