10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

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  1. Deventer hosts the largest book fair in Europe.

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Deventer received city rights in 956.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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Sports and Event Center De Scheg

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De Scheg is a sports and event center in Deventer, part of the sports complex is a skating rink, which has been around since 1992. Within the complex contains a subtropical swimming pool and gyms.

Elder Margriet de Jager opened the sports complex for the public on October 8, 2011. A week later, the 42nd IJsselcup was won. De Scheg is the number six on the list of fastest ice rinks in the Netherlands in January 2017.

Major championships
1993 – NK distances men / women
1998 – NK allround men / women
2000 – NK distances men / women
2011/2012 – Holland Cup Final

Sports and Event Center De Scheg

Map Location

Piet van Donkplein 1, 7422 LW, Deventer, The Netherlands

Deventer Statistics and figures


Deventer in numbers



Population 98,510 (2017)
Population Density 1,950/sq mi (2017)
Families 44,658 (2015)
Males % 49.5 (2015)
Females % 50.5 (2015)
Foreigners % 4.7 (2015)
Average age (years) 40.2 (2015)
Age Group Population Year Updated
0-14 years 17,057 (2017)
15-64 years 65,127 (2017)
65+ years 17,111 (2017)
Urbanization Population Year Updated
Highly urbanized 25,290 (2017)
Strongly urbanized 23,590 (2017)
Moderately urbanized 26,070 (2017)
Lowly urbanized 15,220 (2017)
Rural 9,130 (2017)




Postal code: 7400 – 7438
GPS coordinates: 52.255, 6.164
Local dialing code: 0570
Province: Overijssel
Longitude 6.163890
Latitude 52.255000
Elevation: 12 m
Time Zone AMT
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Number of Parks 3 (2017)
Number of Museums 15 (2017)
Number of Hospitals 3 (2017)




Railway stations 2
Number of airports 2


Geert Groote Huis Museum

Geert Groote Huis, netherlands

The Museum Geert Groote Huis is totally devoted to Deventenaar Geert Groote, lived between 1340 – 1384.He’s called the founder of the ‘Modern Devotion’. This renewal movement was a personal embodiment of faith and sincere life and a personal embodiment of faith.

The Museum offers the the interactive timeline can reveal what happened in his life and performances and walks.

To date inspire the ideas of Geert Groote. The foundation of the first chapel of the Brothers of the Common Life, located at the Lamme of Dieseplein, is why the Geert Groote Huis is built. How he came to his insight, why he criticized the church and society and why his mind is still up to date.

The museum brings modern day technology such as Virtual Reality and places you back in time to the beginning of the 16th century. Within the virtual chapel you can also marry a beautiful psalter.


The Geert Groote Huis Museum VR

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Adults: € 5 / $5.96 / £4.41

Children between 6 to 18 yrs:  € 3/ $3.58 / £2.65

Children under 6 yrs: free of charge.

Groups from 10 people (adults) € 4 per person

Groups from 10 people (up to 18 years) € 2,50 per person


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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

The Geert Groote Huis is closed on all public holidays.


The Geert Groote Huis Museum

Map Location

Address: Lamme van Dieseplein 4, 7411 LX Deventer, Netherlands

Museum MORE Dutch Modern Realism

Deventer Netherland Museum MORE

Museum MORE is the largest museum for Dutch Modern Realism, The collection was acquired by Hans Melchers and containing works by leading Dutch realist artistes of the past 100 years.

Hans Melchers acquired the collection with the intention of gathering top works of Dutch Modern Realistic and making it accessible to a wider audience.

Museum MORE has prime pieces by:

Carel Willink
Jan Mankes
Pyke Koch
Charley Toorop

Their work is related to that of other artists who mixed fiction and reality, The collection is a significant part of the Dutch national cultural heritage.

The museum building was designed by the celebrated Dutch architect Hans van Heeswijk, who was also responsible for the reconstruction of the Van Gogh Museum and the Hermitage in Amsterdam also the Mauritshuis in the Hague.

The More Museum offers more then just collection of historic importance but also a museum shop, a private cafe and cyclists can use e-bikes charging points. Inside the museum there is WiFi and there are charging points for smartphones and tablets.

Museum MORE
Credit: Arnout Killian

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Adults: €18 / £15.96 / $21.61
Youth (6-18 years): € 5/ £4.43 / $6.00
Children (0-5 years): Free

Special rates for groups of 10 or more people and offer guided tours. Contact Museum


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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Christmas Holiday Closed


Museum MORE
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Map Location

Address: Hoofdstraat 28, 7213 CW Gorssel, Netherlands

More Information about Deventer can be found here

Museum De Waag

Museum De Waag, netherlands

Museum De Waag, Used to be known as Historical Museum Deventer, located in the monumental building de Waag at the Brink in the center of Deventer.

Historic collections such as paintings, prints, drawings, coins and treasures can be found in the museum, as well as pieces of construction, household goods and objects from the industry.

The exhibitions let you go through time and explore the rich history, there are five historical chapters, from the 600, when Deventer was first discovered to when the Vikings first arrived and the prosperity of the Hanseatic city to the present.

Association of Waag wants to acquire important objects for the history of Deventer, The Association also supports valuable purchases in order to enrich the core collection.


Museum De Waag

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Elevator, Disabled toilet and shop.

Depending on the subject of an exhibition, tours, lectures and educational programs are offered.


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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM


Museum De Waag

Map Location

Address: Brink 56, 7411 Deventer, Netherlands

Museum De Waag

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Deventer located in the Overijssel province of Netherlands, Located in the east bank of the Ijssel River, it’s a mid-size city, also one of the oldest cities in Netherlands, with historic buildings, what makes Deventer unique is by having the oldest brick house, oldest park and oldest academic library.

Information & Statistics

Elevation: 30 ft
Area: 134.33 km2 of which is water: 3.10 km2
Official site: deventer.nl
Deventer is twinned with four cities:

Estonia Tartu, Estonia
Canada London, Ontario, Canada
Romania Sibiu, Romania
Germany Arnsberg, Germany


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