Deventer, Another Hanze City in Holland, among the IJssel

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Terras on the Brink

Today we liked to sit on a terras and see some nice buildings as well. Where to go? Arnhem, too familiar with us. Nijmegen, no we are going there in june for a meet up already. Zutphen, nice but small. Deventer was a good choise.

Deventer is a very old city, and was already excisting according to it name in 800AD. The name Deventer was mentioned in 1877 as Daventre portu, this means the harbor near Deventer. The city is probably founded by the angelsakische missionair lebuinus. He build a wooden church on the place where now the Big Lebuinus Church is located. The church is rebuild in stone in the year 1000AD.

In the Sandra steeg you can find the oldest house which was build in stone. (Proosdij 1130AD) This is in the neighborhood of the cityhall, grote Kerkhof. This city is also very nice to shop in. Cute little shops, little restaurants, narrow streets and really a lot of old historic buildings. In Deventer you can also walk the Hanze route. It will lead you among all the beautifull places.

Walking in Deventer is walking back in time.

1898 wilhelmina fountain.
If you arrive on the train station in Deventer you just have to cross the street and walk straight ahead to the city centre. You will walk in a street with very dignified houses. At the end of the street you can turn left to  the Brink with the old Waag. This building is build between 1528 until 1531. In this building the levying of taxes was done. Also the city rights where given here.  Today it is a museum.

When you walk to the right, you will enter the shopping area from Deventer. Walk in this street and then turn left (the first street) This is the Grote Broederstraat.  Walk straight ahead and you will arrive at the big square where the city hall is located. Also the big church is situated here. In this area you can find the Sandra steeg. Here you can find the oldest stone house in Holland. Build in 1130. Here are very nice restaurants and places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the city.

The Waag
One street further and you will be at the wharf. Here you can take a ferry to the other side of the Ijssel. 

For those who have never been to Deventer, Deventer is a famous city of books. The very big book market will attract a lot of people, this is the biggest of Europe. This event is on the first Sunday in August.

On the evening before the big book market, there is a poetry evening  among the theatre of “Bouwkunst”  architecture.

In the weekend before Christmas like Kampen, Deventer has its own Dickens Festival. This event will attract more than 150000 people. So it is very busy. If you want to see this Festival, the best way to travel is by train.  The Street where the event is:  Walstraat, Golstraat, Damstraat, Roggestraat, Bergkerkplein, Bergstraat, Kerksteeg, Bergschild and Menstraat. Entrance is free, but only accessible trough the Walstraat/Keizerstraat.

 

JP-NED says:
Het weer had je hier wel mee he! Dan komen de foto's altijd beter uit.
Maar Deventer is zeker ook een leuke stad.
Posted on: May 24, 2009
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Terras on the Brink
Terras on the Brink
1898 wilhelmina fountain.
1898 wilhelmina fountain.
The Waag
The Waag
source Wikipedia. THe Hanze cities
source Wikipedia. THe Hanze cities
the menu
the menu
Goesting
Goesting
mandy hiding!!
mandy hiding!!
mystery guest!!
mystery guest!!
Near the Brink
Near the Brink
Statue of Albert Schweizer. He pla…
Statue of Albert Schweizer. He pl…
on a silent sunday. The shopping s…
on a silent sunday. The shopping …
In the Grote Broederstraat (street)
In the Grote Broederstraat (street)
Near the Lebuinus church. Cucina I…
Near the Lebuinus church. Cucina …
The church
The church
Landshuis 1632
Landshuis 1632
The innercity
The innercity
The church
The church
On top of the Landshuis
On top of the Landshuis
city hall
city hall
In this restaurant you can have a …
In this restaurant you can have a…
People used to live here.
People used to live here.
Arsenaal
Arsenaal
The inner courtyard of the Arsenaal
The inner courtyard of the Arsenaal
Het Arsenaal
Het Arsenaal
Along the IJssel
Along the IJssel
The IJssel
The IJssel
On the other side of the IJssel
On the other side of the IJssel
The bridge. Here they filmed the m…
The bridge. Here they filmed the …
Old tiles
Old tiles
Koekbakkerij. If this is from the …
Koekbakkerij. If this is from the…
Sandra steeg
Sandra steeg
This is the oldest stone house in …
This is the oldest stone house in…
the house is almost falling to the…
the house is almost falling to th…
Botermarkt. Butter market
Botermarkt. Butter market
1889
1889
Kleine Oeverstraat
Kleine Oeverstraat
In this street are a lot of booksh…
In this street are a lot of books…
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