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.

May 2017

Diever, Drenthe, Netherlands

Ξ Drents-Friese Wold National Park webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Diever 

See also:

In Drenthe: Drenthe | Dieverbrug | Dwingeloo | Time travel: a rideTime travel: The Watchman Mill | Time travel: KlompenTime travel: Balloo

Nature in Drenthe: Drenthe flowersFlowers in Drenthe | Drenthe sunset

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