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A huge square

It's a huge square with restaurants and pedestrian shopping streets leading away. There's a market... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Essex, United Kingdom
As close to a city's outdoor living room as it can get in the Netherlands

Italy has the monopoly on squares which are "outdoor living rooms". Surely the splendid climate in... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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De Brink, Deventer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a huge square with restaurants and pedestrian shopping streets leading away. There's a market (I think on Fridays).

Thank LateCooker
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Italy has the monopoly on squares which are "outdoor living rooms". Surely the splendid climate in Italy helps, the beautiful crumbling architecture, the outdoor cafe tables and the Italian way of life. But here in Deventer, on this Tuesday with pleasant weather, the Brink, the...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed December 24, 2017

The Brink has everything for every mood. Shops, bars, diners, even a museum; you name it, the Brink has it. There was a market during my stay and I loved it. Lots of things to do here. If you ever visit Deventer, this is a...More

Thank aNGeL0FdEAth
Reviewed December 7, 2017

De Brink is a nice square for a lot of events but also a great place to relax, have something to eat or a drink. The square is lined with many bars, clubs and restaurants

Thank Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff
Reviewed October 11, 2017

good restaurants, bars and tea houses Nice walking in the old streets and with good weather interesting for photography

Thank Les-Jarres
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We decided to go to Deventer from Amsterdam to see another part of the country. It was a pleasant train ride, and we enjoyed seeing the downtown and having a nice lunch. It is older than Amsterdam, and has a lovely compact downtown area.

Thank paula c
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Make this your destination on arrival in the city. It's the centre of all the action in town and the VVV will give you all the maps and information you need to make the most of your visit. A beautiful historic square with something for...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed September 14, 2017

De Brink, surrounded by majestic old houses, is the largest central square in the Neths. Each week(end) filled with one or another event/activity. Music, movie, market, street theater, etc. Never a dul moment.

Thank Fokke50
Reviewed September 13, 2017

At least once a week there is a market on the square. In spring and summer there are lots of events like art and open air cinema. Just a great place to sit drink beer and watch the scenery

Thank Rene K
Reviewed August 29, 2017

De Brink is a place to be when you are in Deventer. It is a beautiful square where you can find historic buildings. Not a place to visit on a car but bicycle only.

Thank Gaurav M
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