Welcome to the Hanseatic city of Deventer, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands! Where you will find the oldest library in the country. Where it is always fun on the Brink. Where you have a beautiful view from the IJsselkade over the meandering IJssel and the hinterland.
In Deventer you will not only find De Proosdij, the oldest stone house in the Netherlands, the Worpplantsoen is also one of the oldest walking parks. While the Atheneum Library is the oldest scientific library in the Netherlands. Other places of interest in Deventer are the town hall, the Lebuïnuskerk, Bolwerksmolen and the water tower. And then there is De Waag and the Museum De Waag, which are located in the same building.
Culture lovers can also indulge themselves in Deventer. Take a look at the Toy Museum, the Kunstenlab and the Etty Hillesum Center where you can learn about the Jewish community that occupied a prominent place in the city until the war. The famous centuries-old scientific library is located at the Monastery. The cozy streets of Deventer are also perfect for a day of shopping and then have something to eat or drink on one of the pleasant terraces on the Brink, the central (market) square of Deventer.
The Deventer area is rural and rich in water. You will find a number of nature reserves such as the floodplain area Ossenwaarden, the former military training area Wechelerveld, the Douwelerkolk which is a result of a former estate and the Keizerswaarden at the Rande estate. From one of the holiday parks around Deventer you can also visit some smaller nature reserves, such as the Jan Luykenkolk, the Zandwetering Park, the Godebald Park and Park Braband.