Diever is an esdorp in the municipality of Westerveld and has about 2000 inhabitants. Probably 6,000 years ago people lived in the area where Diever is now. The farmers of the late Stone Age built a hunebed near Diever. In the early Middle Ages, the village Diever was founded and later in the Middle Ages Diever was the main place of the Dieverderdingspel, which was about the whole area of Southwest Drenthe.
The center of Diever is formed by a Brink with a former town hall and a Schultehuis. Today, the West-Drenthe Archaeological Center is located. In the middle of the Brink is the Romanesque St. Pancratius Church, originally built in the 12th century. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the church gradually got its gothic shape and after a fire in 1759 the church was largely renewed. During the restoration of the middle of the 20th century, the original vaults were restored and today the church is considered one of the most beautiful of Drenthe. Furthermore, in the village has been De Vlijt mill since 1882.
Near Diever lies the nature reserve Berkenheuvel in the Drents-Friese Wold National Park, with a submerged hol from WWII. Buiten Diever in the forest is a visitor center of State Forestry. In Diever there is also a hunebed with near a coffin hill.
There are various catering establishments in Diever and yearly events include a bookstore, Shakespeare Theater Diever and the historic day Diever.