The inhabitants of Twente are called Tukkers.
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Welcome in Twente
A region where life is green. This, in combination with the authentic cultural heritage makes Twente the ideal place for a wonderfull stay and an enrichment of life.There are several possible answers in response to the question why Twente is so popular among tourists. It has nature reserves, country estates and farms to offer, for one. Meaning it's the perfect place to go to enjoy nature. You can do this by bike, on foot or on horseback, using the excellent network of routes and trails that can be found here. But Twente has a lot more to offer. Discover our cities and villages, for example, where you will find distinctive shops and restaurants in equal measure.
With its 160,000 inhabitants, Enschede is the urban heart of the eastern Netherlands. And one of the greenest cities in our country. Supplement your wardrobe in one of the many hip boutiques in Enschede or visit one of the city parks. The epicentre of music and art. A city with large and internationally renowned educational institutions – a university of applied science and an academic …
Have you already heard of Ootmarsum-Dinkelland, Twente’s most attractive region? There are plenty of reasons to visit this part of Twente. You can enjoy the beautiful environment, bocage-style landscape, many galleries and museums, and last but not least, ample cycling and walking opportunities to your heart’s content.
Sallandse Heuvelrug: a striking part of nature with outdoor, hiking and cycling options.
Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park is a unique nature reserve. Sallandse Heuvelrug is situated between Nijverdal and Holten, and is connected by the Toeristenweg, which meanders through the landscape. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s certainly worth your visit when exploring Twente. You can go on numerous walking or cycling trips in this striking part of nature. But, it is also …
North-eastern Twente: discover the natural sites
North-eastern Twente consists of the municipalities of Tubbergen, Dinkelland, Oldenzaal and Losser. The north-eastern part has a border with Germany; the south-western part borders with the band of cities that is Enschede, Hengelo, Borne and Almelo.
The city centre of the charming city of Delden dates back to 1333. Many buildings have been expertly renovated in recent years. A visit to Twickel castle and its adjoining estate cannot be missed out on if you’re in Delden.