About the Dickens Festival
Charles Dickens Festival changes the center of Deventer into a magical world of both Christmas time and Charles Dickens.
Around 950 characters come to life: Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Mr. Pickwick, orphans, vagabonds, the upper-classes and many more.
Christmas trees and tiny lights transform the historical buildings into a 19th Century wonderland with a romantic feel.
In 2015, the festival was nominated for the Best Public Event in the Netherlands.
During the weekend, there is also a Christmas Market in the Grote Kerk and an antique and Brocante market in the Oude Mariakerk.
Entrance is free but, due to its popularity, waiting times can be up to one and half hours.
Around 135,000 visitors are expected throughout the weekend.