Deventer is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. A Hanseatic town in heart and soul. The rich history is well visible in the beautiful town centre and the more than 500 monuments. That makes it a perfect base for a sightseeing walk! But shopping is also well possible in the centre. Deventer is a town that has something for everyone!
The Young & Old
Accommodated in two medieval storage houses, a beautiful piece of nostalgia can be found. Rather small rooms hide the greatest treasures on earth: toys, in all forms and sizes! From doll houses to mechanical playing equipment. Playing fair is guaranteed in the toy museum, whether you are 8 or 80 years old.
Address: Brink 47
Pay a visit to Museum the Waag, located in one of the oldest weighing houses in the Netherlands. You can take a look at the oldest treasures of the town within the thick walls of this monument. Archaeological finds are positioned next to silverware and pieces of industrial history.
Address: Brink 56
The first food hall in the eastern part in the Netherlands. In the monumental Zwarte Silo (Black Silo) located in the Havenkwartier, you will be treated to all kinds of delicacies in an informal atmosphere. You can take a seat in the middle of the room, at one of the convivial tables, while choosing from the numerous unique food stands surrounding you.
Address: Zuiderzeestraat 2
At town brewery DAVO you will learn about the different beers that Deventer is known for. As soon as you enter this industrial building, you sense that everything inside in focused on the golden brew. Zestful brewers will demonstrate how the beer is made and afterwards you can decide which is your own favourite in the tasting room.
Address: Sluisstraat 6
Your shopping expedition in Deventer starts at the VVV (Tourist Information). The town centre is stuffed with numerous galleries and shops. A hiking route that takes you past the finest and most remarkable locations has been appreciated as a welcome initiative. Discover over 90 shops and galleries on your way, varying from clothing to home accessories and delicacies.
Address VVV: Brink 89
For the art lovers among us, the Kunstenlab (Arts Lab) is absolutely recommended. In an industrial setting changing exhibitions can be seen, focusing on modern visual art. Often the current themes set the tone, alternated with surprising, experimental work. Address: Havenplein 20
Made possible by contribution of: VVV Deventer