Come and enjoy a day of shopping in Deventer and stroll through the large shopping streets and side streets. In the small alleys you will come across authentic and quirky shops that are so typical of the Deventer shopping experience, with trendy clothing, hip gadgets, and artistic crafts.
The city centre of Deventer is very compact and divided into eight smaller quarters, each with its own charm, range of shops and sights. You can really get to know Deventer in these districts.
When it comes to shopping, there is something for everyone!
The Bergkwartier, with the well-known Walstraat, houses a variety of artisan shops and galleries. Visit the oldest shop in Deventer for example: De Borstelwinkel, Menstraat 7. Here you can find up to 200 different types of brushes, all-natural products, made of animal hair, feathers or plant fibres.
In the cosy Overstraten you can stroll among the most beautiful must-haves. The more exclusive stores can be found in the Broederen and Engestraat in the Broederenkwartier. The oldest shopping street in Deventer, the Nieuwstraat in the Gildekwartier, has been the place to be for small specialty shops for centuries, while the newest city shopping centre 'De Boreel' offers space for large retail formulas.
The best Shopping Tips
De Hoge Ramen
Grote Overstraat 48: What started as a small antique shop in the late 1980s has now grown into a popular gift, home decor and clothing store in the heart of the city centre. The colourful collection of items varies widely, but there is one common denominator: each product is as fun as it is original, for yourself or as a gift.
Lange Bisschopsstraat 9: In the impressive building full of historic elements of the over 185-year-old Deventer family business Schräder Mode, fashion-conscious women will find everything they need for a contemporary outfit. A lovely shop to browse through.
Smedenstraat 24-26: For more than 33 years, Blanche has been located in the Smedenstraat, with a cool, hip, feminine collection in clothing, lifestyle and home styling.
Carlos in Huis
Hofstraat 13-15: Contemporary design shop with quirky designs in home decor and lighting. Carlos in Huis is located in a former bank building with many characteristic features, such as the former counters and bank vaults.
Walstraat 55: In a 14th century patrician house, every inch is taken up by a diverse collection of collectables and curiosities.
Kleine Overstraat 24-26: Over 4000 different games, hundreds of jigsaw puzzles, brain teasers, merchandise, gadgets and 5000 LPs.
De 3 Ridders
Pontsteeg 24: Traditional delicacies and culinary gifts in keeping with Deventer's Hanseatic past. And mini-Oranje Museum, about the royal family in Dutch homes.
Deventer, city of books
For many centuries, books have been made, stored, and sold in Deventer. That was already the case in the 15th century, and it is still the case today. In the city centre you will find numerous antique dealers or renowned bookstores. Are you looking for a specific copy? This is the place to be!
Beautiful bookshop: Boekhandel Praamstra
Keizerstraat 2. Since 1893, Boekhandel Praamstra has been located in the centre of the city and has grown into a true book palace, with its eye-catching high walls and high wooden bookcases - with book ladder rail - and of course its extensive range, both new and antique.