Deventer famous for its Cake! For over 400 years now the city enjoys international fame because of the high quality of the gingerbread, the “bijtjes” and the honey gingerbread. Only one cake factory has survived the ravages of time: Jb. Bussink. In the little shop with the same name on the Brink fresh cake is made every day. Therefore this is a good operating base to explore the dazzling, free, imperial Hanseatic City of Deventer over a cup of coffee with gingerbread.

City Walking Tour

A breath of fresh air on the IJssel river

Deventer and the river IJssel are closely entwined. Finish off a visit to the historical centre of Deventer with a delightful boat trip. When on the water, take in the views and the fresh air. Go upstream to see Slot Nijenbeek and Hanseatic neighbour Zutphen. Alternatively, go downstream and enjoy the view of the floodplains towards Olst and Wijhe. The Deventer VVV tourist office has several vessels available especially for boat trips, for groups from 10 and up to 200 people – anywhere between authentic ‘glazenkast’ up to luxury party boat. 

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