Deventer is a lively town with a historic ambience and beautiful surroundings.
Because Deventer is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands, it does not come as a surprise that the oldest brick private house is to be found here, in the ‘Sandrasteeg’ to be precise.
Over the years a “shell” of houses and businesses has surrounded the medieval old town quarter. The old street pattern is unchanged and hundreds of monumental buildingshave been restored.
Getting around Deventer
With a bike you can go almost everywhere within 20 minutes, and buses can take you every 15 or 30 minutes to any area of the city.
The centre of Deventer has an interesting historic shopping centre. You will find traditional Dutch shops, for cheese, coffee and pancakes for example, department stores and modern jeans and shoe shops.
Outside the centre of the town, in the suburbs of Keizerslanden and Colmschate, you will also find supermarkets and other food and non-food shops.
In the centre of Deventer, you will discover many cafés and restaurants, in the main square ‘the Brink’ and surrounding the main church: ‘Grote Kerkhof’.
The city organises a lot of free activities for its inhabitants and tourists. There is a medieval festival called ‘Op den Berghe’ (always held on Ascension Day), the ‘Deventer Summer Fun Fair’ (first week of June), the International Street Theater Festival (for 3 days in early July) and, of course, the ‘Biggest Book Market of Europe’ on the first Sunday of every August.
Furthermore, there is the arrival of St. Nicholas by boat on December 5th, and, around Christmas, there are seasonal festivals like the ‘Charles Dickens Festival’.
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About Saxion Deventer
The Saxion campus in Deventer is situated within walking distance from the railway station. The striking architecture, designed by the Dutch architect Paul Dirks and the special location, a few minutes from the old town, the town centre and the arts centre, are all ingredients that make this an exceptional learning environment. Over the last couple of years this campus has been extended with a new central hall and more classrooms.