Every year in December the 19th century town of Charles Dickens comes to life in part of Deventer. It is called the Dickens Festijn and it is lovely to see. We visited the Dickens Festijn last year.
To enter the Dickens Festijn you have to wait a long time in a row with a large amount of people. On the left we are waiting in the row and even here you see typical 19th century people passing by. Most people depict persons from Charles Dickens books A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and The Old Curiosity Shop. So you can see David Copperfield, Scrooge, Marley, Oliver Twist, Fagin, etc.. passing by. But it is not only the people that depict that time but also the whole area and what is sold there, things like English punch and chestnuts.
Finally, after waiting a long time, we entered the Dickens Festijn and saw everything for ourselves. It was truly worth the long wait. To give you an impression here are some more photo's.
Just in case you are in the neighbourhood the Dickens Festijn takes place this coming weekend. See http://www.dickensfestijn.nl/