10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

 In Deventer, Europe, Netherlands

 

Deventer hosts the largest book fair in Europe

he female Jewish poet and writer Etty Hillesum lived in Deventer during the war before being deported to Auschwitz.

During the production of the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer

Deventer was most likely founded around 768 by the English missionary Lebuinus

Deventer was one of the first cities to be equipped with printing press, from 1477.

Deventer is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel

Deventer received city rights in 956

The old streets around the Bergkerk, known as Bergkwartier (Mountain Quarter) situated on and around an old river dune.

Deventer is the birthplace of Geert Groote, was a Dutch Roman Catholic deacon, who was a popular preacher and the founder of the Brethren of the Common Life.

In 2005 the municipality of Bathmen was merged with Deventer as part of a national effort to reduce bureaucracy in the country.

 

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