Did you know that you can relive the 19th century of Charles Dickens this weekend at Bergkwartier in the city center of Deventer?
In the weekend of 16 and 17 December over 950 lively and colorful characters from Dickens’ famous novels like Scrooge and Oliver Twist will reenact the romantic stories. Groups of carolers singing Christmas songs, immaculately dressed ladies and gentlemen parading the streets of Bergkwartier and vagabonds begging and stealing.
Access to the Dickens Festival
Entrance to the Dickens Festival (‘Dickens Festijn’ in Dutch) is free of charge. Every year the festival attracts more than 125.000 people. Please note that there is a queue of up to 90 minutes for access to the festival. The waiting time is most long between 11.00 and 13.00.
Access to the festival is only possible via the entrance on Keizerstraat. There is an one-way walking route along all the streets and the main square of the festival: Walstraat, Golstraat, Damstraat, Bergkerkplein, Roggestraat, Bergstraat, Kerksteeg, Bergschild and Menstraat.
Going to Deventer by train
Please be advised to travel to Deventer by public transport. The Dickens Festival is only a five minute walk from the train station. Dutch Railways (NS) will deploy extra and longer trains during the festival. Plan your trip on www.ns.nl.
Passengers are welcomed at the Deventer train station by Dickens reenactors.
Saturday 16 December 2017 11.00-17.00
Sunday 17 December 2017 11.00-17.00
More info: www.dickensfestijn.nl/english
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December all shops in the city center of Deventer are open until 17.00.