Deventer

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Mural Deventer

<p>The mural features various elements of Deventer. Look at the mural and discover! Deventer was known in the Hanseatic period for its (annual) markets and its merchandise, namely stockfish. The mural can be found in the Treurnietsgang, between the Grote Overstraat and the Kleine Overstraat.</p>

The origin of this mural

The boy has Deventer Biscuits in his arms and at one cookie he has secretly eaten. The boy wears a scarf of the local soccer club Go Ahead Eagles, this is a reference to what Deventer is now known for. This scarf stands out because of the bright colors and you can just see the emblem on the scarf. ┬ęDe Strakke Hand - Robert Oosterbroek

The rich history of the neighborhood

The woman stands by a market cart and holds a stockfish in her hands. In the Hanseatic period, Deventer was mainly known for its market and its commodity, namely the stockfish. You can see this stockfish hanging from the cart and the woman puts one in her carrier.

In the background you can see a detail of the medieval church: the Bergkerk. The observant viewer will recognize the window.

Address mural Deventer Treurnietsgang 7411 MZ Deventer

Scan the QR code to make the mural come alive (end of 2022).

Multiple murals in the Hanseatic Cities

In several Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands and Germany are murals realized. These Hanseatic cities are: Maasbommel, Hasselt, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hattem, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Doesburg, and four German cities Wesel, Emmerich am Rhein, Neuss and Kalkar.

The starting point for the murals is a photograph depicting two people from the city in question. These can be well-known personalities, but also other inhabitants selected for the photo motif. The historical scene depicted is combined with a related contemporary motif. An individual QR code will then be added to the mural (by the end of 2022). After scanning the code on the smartphone, the actors step out of the mural and tell a story about the city and the mural scene.