The 71 best places to visit during a city trip in Deventer

In this lively city on the IJssel it is a good place to stay. Dive into historic streets, stroll through beautiful city squares and taste the atmosphere. In the centre full of character, let yourself be surprised by the diverse range of shops and visit unique shops that you must have seen. In addition, look around and discover the centuries-old monuments that houses the city. For a delicious lunch, dinner or drinks you don't have to look far in Deventer, there's something for everyone!

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Museum Geert Groote Huis

For an educational day, visit the Museum Geert Groote Huis. Here you will discover everything about the life and innovation movement of Geert Groote.

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For delicious artisanal fries made from the best fries potatoes, baked in their skins and combined with tasty sauces.

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One of the oldest venture buildings in the Netherlands. Admire this icon of the city and dive into the museum of the same name for exhibitions about Deventer.

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FREEK! manages to offer a combination of cool, hip and feminine clothing that is suitable for all kinds of occasions.

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The best spots for a perfect coffee and cake

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De Bonte Klipper

De Bonte Klipper is an authentic shop where the customer can enjoy the ultimate coffee and tea experience with delicious chocolates.

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Kaashandel de Brink

Kaashandel de Brink has been named Dutch Best Cheese Specialty Shop 6 times. So for delicious cheese you go here!

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The unique rooms at Hotel FINCH feature a fresh modern style and are all equipped with a super comfortable bed and air conditioning.

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Glaswerk uit Bohemen

Be amazed by beautiful Bohemian glassware and crystal in the most beautiful shapes. Handmade by Czech glass artists.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Deventer

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Speelgoedmuseum Deventer

For a special experience, go to the Toy Museum. The collection and interaction make the museum a very nice place for young and old!

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Hotel Hanzestadslogement de Leeuw

This small-scale 'charm' hotel dating from 1645 is a special, fun combination of b&b, tea and coffee making, Hanseatic Museum and candy shop

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With a friendly atmosphere and creativity in the kitchen, The Wallstreet Tea-Rose lets every customer enjoy all the delicacies they offer.

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Groote Poot

At Groote Poot you are at the right place for a whole loaves but also for a delicious, organically topped sandwich with a cup of coffee!

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5 places in Deventer where you can have lunch, drink coffee and relax

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WAAR Deventer

Gift shop where you come for beautiful gifts with a special story, from home accessories, jewelry and books, to delicious food and drinks.

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De Hipshop

De Hipshop is a gift shop and gallery with exhibitions, Dutch Design articles, trendy gadgets and attention for Fairtrade products.

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At chocolaterie Sjokolaa you are at the right place for delicious chocolate and you can watch how the products are made in a traditional way.

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Enjoy an extensive lunch or dinner on the sun-drenched terrace, next to the characteristic Wilhelminafontein and overlooking the Waag River.

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For a beautiful stylish outfit, visit Bibett. Whether you're looking for a Moschino bag or a Jean Paul dress.

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Parkcafé Mees

On the Vogeleiland, in the middle of the Rijsterborgherpark, you will discover Mees. A hip hotspot where you can sit for breakfast, cake, lunch, dinner and more.

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Bij Peet

Bij Peet you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, homemade cakes or a bun in nostalgic atmospheres. Inside or on the cozy outdoor terrace.

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Happerij Tapperij de Expeditie

Choose a dish from the menu with influences from all over the world, will it be a Swiss cheese fondue or the Egyptian stuffed peppers?

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Appel & Ei

The second hand store Appel & Ei sells tough and feminine clothing from various top brands that are carefully selected.

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Grand Boutique Hotel Huis Vermeer

For a pleasant stay in individually furnished rooms and culinary delights, go to this hotel located opposite the Lebuinus Church.

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Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Then visit the Rijsterborgherpark and enjoy the peace and all the beautiful statues that stand there.

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Hanze Museum de Leeuw

The Hanze Museum de Leeuw is a hotel, museum, candy shop and coffee and tea service in one. For a new experience, go here!

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Hotel de Vischpoorte

Affordable luxury can be found in this hotel where rooms and apartments are located in the historic building and 600 metres from the Brink.

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Citystays Deventer

The modernly renovated and stylishly furnished studios are located near the Old Town of Deventer. Some studios feature a French balcony.

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Coffee Together

At Coffee Together you can go for a good cup of coffee with a tip cake or a delicious fresh smoothie with a delicious sandwich.

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The beautiful, imposing Lebuinus Church is built in a Gothic style. The church itself is owned by the Protestant church and the tower belongs to the municipality.

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Visit this small, atmospheric lifestyle & gift shop in the city center for beautiful bags, lamps, pillows and... Italian chocolate balls.

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The beautiful Bergkerk is located in the centre of Deventer and has a long history. Nowadays you can admire exhibitions and concerts.

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Engel & Bengel Eetkaffee

Engel & Bengel is a friendly food kaffee where it is pleasant to stay. Enjoy a tasteful dinner, lunch, breakfast or a good drink.

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Holy Cow

At Holy Cow you'll look out at all the original, colourful gifts, clothes and decorations. You will find lots of fun here for young and old.

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Hoge Ramen

Are you looking for a surprising home accessory, an original gift or a nice clothing item? At the store Hoge Ramen they have it all.

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The Brink is the central square in the city centre of Deventer and is surrounded by cozy terraces, a nice biscuit shop and you will find the VVV.


Hotel in het huis van Deventer

In this monumental mansion on a beautiful square in the middle of Deventer you will find a unique hotel with several city lofts suitable for 2 to 6 people.

Koning Willem

Koning Willem, with a collection consisting of 2800 games and 8000 Lps, is a paradise for the game fanatic and music lover.


Het Waterhuis

Floating house suitable for 2 to 4 people on unique location in Havenkwartier of Deventer. A 10-minute walk to the center of Ko.



You get cheerful right away when you step over the threshold at Tantilly. The beautiful fur-colored collection is very nice for young and old.


Roemar koffie & thee

Roemar koffie & thee is a unique concept in Deventer where the coffee beans are freshly roasted and where you can scoop and mix tea yourself.


Pillows Luxury Boutique Hotel Aan De IJssel

Located on the IJssel with a beautiful view over Deventer you will find this luxury design hotel where you relax and settle on the lovely terrace.

De Hip

De Hip is not to be summarized in one sentence. To experience it and enjoy all the fun you can experience a visit is definitely appropriate.


Wereldwinkel Deventer

For an original fair trade product or a special gift, go to the Wereldwinkel Deventer that sells products from all kinds of countries.


Hotel Royal

This hotel in the heart of Deventer with a grand café and restaurant is located on the Brink and offers 20 classic rooms at a friendly price.

Havana Bay

At Havana Bay you can enjoy an evening full of delicious Cuban specialties, delicious cocktails and a cosy atmosphere.



At No11 it is wonderful to stay in a nice decor and a menu full of delicious food. Everyone has been taken into account, including allergies!


Boutique B&B Huize De Worp

This characteristic city villa next to the oldest Dutch hiking park is located on the other side of the IJssel river. With the ferry you'll be right in the center.


Fletcher Hotel Gilde

Housed in a former rectory dating from 1751, this hotel with cosy bar and beautiful city garden is just 550 metres from the Brink.

Senses of Living

After a visit to Senses of Living you will walk out the door with a nice product, such as a nice apron, a good pan or nice tableware.



When you walk into Bloomstyle, the delicious floral scents will meet you. You will find beautiful bouquets, plants and flowers here.


Postillion Hotel Deventer

From this hotel on the outskirts of Deventer you can easily explore the city centre as well as the beautiful surroundings. A rich breakfast buffet daily

Restaurant Jackies

For special dishes you are good at Restaurant Jackies. There are delights such as lobster, duck breast, steak and champagne on the menu.



In this characteristic listed building you can enjoy dance evenings and concerts to live music and an evening of good food.


Banketbakkerij Lentelink

Are you hungry for a pastry, delicious chocolates or a savory sandwich? Then visit the Banketbakkerij Lentelink.


Deventer Borstelwinkel

Step into the Brush Shop and taste the atmosphere of the past. With an extensive collection of brushes and brooms, this is a very special store.


Bierencafé De Heks

Would you like to have a drink and sip on a delicious specialty beer? Then visit Bierencafé De Heks and enjoy!


Charles Dickens Museum

Unique Charles Dickens museum and library.


St. Tropez

At St. Tropez you can enjoy delicious lunch dishes, a tasty dinner or a drink all day long. It's a suitable place for everyone.



Let yourself be inspired by all the books, magazines, wool and material in the Dol-op-Wol Wool store to get creative!


Lales Mode

For the trendy woman who loves colorful and cheerful clothes, Lales Mode is a fun fashion store. From beautiful dresses to nice accessories!


't Arsenaal

An evening of culinary enjoyment at restaurant't Arsenaal. The dishes are French/Mediterranean oriented and prepared with beautiful products.


Vrienden van Vroeger

At VriVrienden van Vroeger Vroenden van Vroenden you will not only come for a delicious lunch, but also for a nice drink in combination with a beautiful performance.



RARE & MORE sells items with character. Especially in the field of interior, lamps and vintage hifi. But also discover vinyl, fashion and more.


Aldino Moda

In the Aldino Moda store you will find beautiful exclusive men's and women's clothing. The style varies from qualitative and very chic to more casual.


Deventer Koekwinkel

For a typical Deventer delicacy, step into the cookie shop and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, tea and the real herb cake!


Parkeerterrein Melksterweide

On the other side of the IJssel it is possible to park for free. The crossing with the ferry is cheap and a nice side effect.


Centrum Garage

This large car park behind the HEMA is centrally located in the city centre of Deventer. Ideal location with fairly favorable parking rates.



A visit to the VVV office in the Penninckshuis is a good start to discover Deventer. They will be happy to help you with useful tips, information and routes.


NS Station Deventer

This train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the exit at the front and walk to the city centre in over 5 minutes.


Parkeerterrein Beestenmarkt

At the Beestenmarkt you can park right behind the station for favorable hourly and day rates. Please note limited opening hours.


Parkeerterrein Van Twickelostraat

This car park on the northwest side of the city centre has a cheap hourly and daily rate. The city centre can be reached quickly from here.


Parkeergarage Brink

This car park is located in the southern part of the city centre near the Wilhelmina Bridge. Good location to walk directly into the city.

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