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The location of Deventer on the IJssel river has brought the city a great deal of wealth in the past and present.
Its strategic location along the A1 makes Deventer an ideal junction point for distribution between Germany and the Randstad. And for the east and north-east of The Netherlands as well, thanks to the vicinity of the A50.

Centuries old, alive and kicking

The harbours and sluice of Deventer, situated in a strategically located harbour area with a large capacity, have been modernised. You will find that these harbours offer space for waterfront industry and logistics as well. So, plenty of opportunities along the water.

DEVENTER shipping times
Transport of goods across the IJssel:
available 24/7
Deventer: Deventer:
Rotterdam Maasvlakte

The historical centre with its wonderful shops and great variety of bars and restaurants is within walking distance from the harbour. The harbour itself is accessible for vessels within CEMT-Class IV (the lock chamber is 11.80 meters wide and 100 meters long). That is why the harbour is accessible for vessels such as the Spits, Kempenaar, Dortmunder and Europaschip.


Special docking facilities have been created near the historical centre for saloon boats. Docking facilities for pleasure cruising are planned to be realised on the short term as well.


A new passers port is situated north of the city. For pleasure cruisers, it will soon be possible to dock next to the IJsselhotel as well.

DEVENTER harbour area + IJssel + river harbour branch
» IJssel and harbour branches
Deventer — Hanseatic city on the IJssel
» optional: transhipment development directly on the riverbank
Lock — 100 m1 x 11.8 m1
Vessels — 2,000 tonnage up to a 3m draft
Harbour berths — 15 vessels up to 2,000 tonnage
4 berths outside the lock chamber