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1. Posted by dynamo (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

Is there any thing to do here and is there any nightlife...or would we be better stayin in Amsterdam?

Thanks. ;)

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Deventer is a beautiful city, but has very little in the way of nightlife. I know three acceptable pubs, that's all.

Possible activities during day include: a cycling tour along river IJssel; making a stroll through the medieval center, including the oldest stone house in the Netherlands; the historical museum (which is really good) and the toy museum; visiting the many churches, in particular Lebuin church. There's plenty to do for a day, but it's a quiet, low-profile tourism.

3. Posted by dynamo (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

Thanks for your help.
Think I'll stay in Amsterdam to find cheap accomodation!!!

[ Edit: Edited on May 26, 2008, at 5:25 AM by dynamo ]

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

If you wanted to see Deventer and stay somewhere outside of Amsterdam, somewhere like Utrecht might be a possibility. It has more things to do at night, is worth a look in its own right, and has frequent direct trains to Deventer. There are other options nearby (Arnhem has some reasonable nightlife, and a couple of things to see) as well.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I second Utrecht; that's definitely a good idea. Arnhem is also nice, but imo a bit too far away from Amsterdam (90 mins by train).

6. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

id go for utrecht too - student town with lots of nightlife and a pretty town to wander around in!

7. Posted by blaat (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

while staying in Utrecht you can still go out in Amsterdam, as they have trains during the night, they go once every hour and it takes about 30 minutes.

8. Posted by dynamo (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

Are Trains expensive in the Netherlands?

9. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Not compared to the UK :)

There's a link to Dutch Railways in the Netherlands article of TP's travel guide; check there.

10. Posted by Skylarking (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

Deventer is a nice city to visit for the day, along with Zutphen which IMO is a bit prettier. Arnhem is OK and has possibly the cheapest hotel in the Netherlands:

which is right next to the Amsterdam - Dusseldorf railway line (you get what you pay for!)

[ Edit: Edited on May 31, 2008, at 10:07 AM by Skylarking ]