Diever (Drents: Dever) – a town in the municipality of Westerveld, in the Drenthe province (Netherlands), near the Drentse Hoofdvaart (Drenthe Main Canal). The area was inhabited prodably 6000 years ago. Nearby Diever there is a late stone age dolmen (tomb). The village however was founded in the early Middle Ages. The name Diever most likely comes from the word meaning “deep” or “low”.
Sights / Things to do in Diever:
- Brink – a square in the vilage centre, with a town hall and old buildings;
- St. Pancratius church – Romanesque church, originally from 12th century;
- De Vlijt flour mill from 1882;
- Shakespeare open iair theatre – since 1946 every year, in July and August, there are performances of Shakespeare’s plays;
- dolmen D52 – a megalithic tomb from late stone age, locted at Groningerweg 3;
- Drents-Friese Wold National Park in the neighborhood, with Berkenheuvel nature reserve and a hiding place from the Second World War.
Diever, Drenthe, Netherlands