Stay in Central Holland with Deventer holiday homes and apartments
Located in the province of Overijssel in Central Holland, the city of Deventer offers a mixture of beautiful architecture and rich history. Having been a major city in the Hanseatic trading league in the past due its favourable position on the Ijssel river, Deventer is a classy full of old buildings and small shops.
The best way to explore Deventer is to simply wander around. You will be charmed by the authentic Dutch buildings that can be found on every street. Among the oldest buildings in the city include the Lebuinuskriche which is an example of late Gothic architecture and the Mountain Church or church to Saint Nicholas features spires which are around 800 years old! Around the city you will see evidence of the city’s trading past in the form of the Weighing House where you can also find the Deventer Museum as well. The large kettle on the outside of the building is said to have been used to cook a man accused of counterfeiting coins, adding to the mystique of this old building. If you like the attraction of old buildings, many of our holiday apartments are located inside old buildings, making Deventer perfect for those who like to stay in places with a bit of character.
Despite its attractive buildings and friendly atmosphere, Deventer is slightly off the trodden path, making it a great destination for your holiday if you want a really authentic taste of the Netherlands and prefer to avoid overly crowded touristy cities. Overijssel province is full of interesting smaller cities too, making Deventer ideal for those who like day trips around the surrounding area. Why not visit Zwolle, the capital city of the province or venture further south to Arnhem, the site of one of the most fierce battles in the fight to retake the Netherlands in the Second World War. Here you can find the Airborne Museum which provides a fascinating insight into this notorious battle. Deventer is a place with a lot of charm and it is unlikely to remain off the radar of tourists for much longer, book a holiday home today and experience this classic Dutch city.