"DEVENTER- Koekstad" Top 5 Page for this destination Deventer by pieter_jan_v
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The ealiest Deventer archive entry dates from 806, mentioning a small settlement along the IJssel river.
Next piece of history is that pf the monk Lebuinus. He rowed over to the village and builded a wooden church at the location of the present impressive Lebuinuskerk. He brought some English influences to Deventer, one was main street, the present Menstraat.
Deventer is one of many Hanze cities. In the 14th and 15th century Deventer grew and became more and more prosperous. Six yearly markets were held, each lasting several days.
In 1477 printed Richard Paffraet the first books with the new printing technic. Nowadays the city has many book shops and the famous yearly book market with almost 1000 stalls along the river.
Another main event are the Dickens street performances in mid-December.
Deventer is also famous for its Deventer Koek. Of the 4 factories one remains and the Jb Bussink shop is at the Brink square.
Deventer can be easily travelled to via the A1 highway or by train (Amsterdam to Enschede Intercity or International train from Amsterdam to Berlin).
- Pros:Wonderful historical city
- In a nutshell:Cookies, books and the IJssel river
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