Dickens Festival

Dickens Festival

Dec 08, 2021Dec 19, 2021

Due to the measures in place in response to coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

Deventer will transform into a 19th-century English town during the Dickens Festival! Being close to the Dutch-German border, this event is also very popular with expats in Germany.

Meet the characters from Charles Dickens' vivid imagination

2021 will see the 30th edition of the immensely popular Dickens Festival. The historical Bergkwartier in Deventer will be visited by over 950 characters from the famous novels by Charles Dickens.

Meet Scrooge, Oliver Twist, the Artful Dodger, Mr. Pickwick, Mrs Havisham, Christmas Carol singers, street urchins and noblemen - you name it, they’ll be there with so many other characters from Charles Dickens' vivid imagination!

Many market stalls, street performances and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit will make the Dickens Festival an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Attend Dickens Festival 2021

On a typical year, around 125.000 visitors attend the Dickens Festival. The event is so popular that long queues are normally expected at the entrance. This year, due to coronavirus, it is likely to be a smaller, more scaled-down event, but still just as exciting as usual, with a guided audio tour! What's more, entry is free!