15 Dec 2022 - 1 May 2023

The exhibition #DeventerVerhalen takes you through extraordinary and diverse stories, photographs and objects that reflect the identity of Hanseatic city Deventer. Made by, for and about Deventer people, they give the ordinary Deventer person a voice and face. The exhibition will take place through May 2023 at Museum De Waag in Deventer, located in the oldest scales building in the Netherlands!

In the exhibition you will discover special and intriguing stories, objects and photographs made by, for and about Deventers. The stories in De Waag are very diverse but characteristic of all of Deventer because they reflect the identity of Deventer. From noaberschap to fairground family

The #DeventerVerhalen exhibition bridges culture and the social domain. For example, one of the protagonists, Mien van Houten from Bathmen, has acquired a place in the exhibition. She was introduced to "noaberschap" during her move to the municipality of Deventer in 1972, when, as a young woman, she suddenly found herself washing and dressing her dead neighbor.


15 Dec - 1 May 2023
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Emine Coskun, who calls herself a tulip bulb planted in the Netherlands from Turkey, can also be found among the numerous stories with her fondness for De Worp, as can sixth-generation fairground entrepreneur Remon Bakker.

The exhibition, which is part of the local storytelling project of the same name and was initiated last year by heritage organization Deventer Verhaal and Library Deventer, can be visited through May 2023 and gives a voice and a face to the "ordinary" Deventer inhabitant.