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Top Bezienswaardigheden Deventer

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Museum de Waag
1 - Museum de Waag

As early as the 14th century there was a butter weigh house at the Zandpoort and a wheat weigh house at the Noordenbergpoort. These were replaced in 1528 by a new late Gothic Waag. The chief guard lived in the front. In the rear part there were four gates on the long sides. The goods were weighed there by the city weighmaster: an important source of income for the city and a guarantee for consumers and traders. In 1644, a landing with stairs in Renaissance style was placed at the front of the Waag.

2 - Muntentoren

At the end of the 10th century, coins were minted in this Muntentoren, part of the Muntencomplex. Only very prosperous cities were given the right to mint coins in the Middle Ages. The last coin was minted here in 1708. The coin complex was destroyed in 1945 and restored in 1951. More than 9000 coins from the years 1040 to 1100 have been found in the Netherlands. More than 1600 of these found coins come from Deventer.

Charles Dickens Kabinet
3 - Charles Dickens Kabinet

The Charles Dickenkabinet is located in the former women's prison in the Walstraat. Visit and learn about the life and work of Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870 and is the best known and most influential English writer of the 19th century.

4 - Proosdij

De Proosdij is the oldest surviving stone house in the Netherlands. The oldest core of the building dates from around the year 1130. It is made of trachyte and tuff, types of stone that were brought in from the Eifel. The building has been inhabited as a squat since 1970. It was completely restored in the 1990s. In 1994, a roof was built in the alley adjacent to the facade to protect the nine-hundred-year-old masonry against further weather influences.

Grote of Lebuïnuskerk
5 - Grote of Lebuïnuskerk

Lebuinus, a preacher from England, built a wooden church here in the area around 770. Bernhold, bishop of Utrecht, laid the first stone for a large Romanesque basilica on this site in the year 1040. In the second half of the 15th century, the basilica was rebuilt into the current Gothic hall church. The pulpit dates from 1800.

Geert Groote Huis
6 - Geert Groote Huis

Geert Groote (1340 - 1384) is the most important resident of Deventer in history. He is known far beyond our borders as the founder of the "Modern Devotion". This renewal movement stood for a personal experience of faith and a simple and sincere life. In the museum Geert Groote Huis you can get acquainted with his story.

Deventer Koekhuisje
7 - Deventer Koekhuisje

Deventer and cake have been inextricably linked for five centuries. In 1593 Bussink started preparing Deventer Koek. This had to be baked according to the strict rules of the Deventer city council. For example, they determined the raw materials to be used. As a result, the cake had a long shelf life and could compete with cake from Bergen in Norway, among others.

De drie haringen
8 - De drie haringen

Schonenvaarder Herbert Dapper had this beautiful house built in 1575 in brick with natural stone decorations in accordance with the Renaissance building fashion of his time. He called his house 'in the three gilded herinck'. The herring trade on the Swedish peninsula of Schonen brought him his prosperity. The Schonen vaardersgilde was together with the Bergen vaardersgilde the most important merchant guild of the Hanseatic city of Deventer. The guild is first mentioned in 1378.

9 - Penninckshuis

The Penninckshuis was built around 1600 for Herman Pinninck. The six statues above the entrance door represent virtues. Later this building may have been used as a Catholic hidden church. In 1890 it was converted into a service building at the rear of the Baptist (now also Remonstrant) church. Now used by the tourist office of Deventer.

Cityhall Deventer
10 - Cityhall Deventer

The town hall of Deventer has a special extension. This was built in 2013 to a design by architects Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk. Artist Loes ten Anscher designed the framework, which contains 2,264 fingerprints of residents of Deventer. The new building opened in 2016. In 2017, its design was awarded the Abe Bonnema Prize.

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