The Rutbeek recreational park
Whether it’s summer or winter, you’re young or old, want to swim, hike, cycle or have a …
Museum TwentseWelle tells the story of man in the region of Twente starting in the Ice Age to …
The Rijksmuseum Twenthe has the most abundant and exquisite art collection of the eastern …
The ingredients of the good life take the main lead at Fellini, whether it is for breakfast, …
Synagogue of Enschede
The most beautiful synagogue of Western-Europe; the monument looks extraordinary from the …
Wilminktheater & Muziekcentrum Enschede
The Wilminktheatre en Muziekcentrum Enschede are divided over 5 halls and a concert-hall and are …
Close to the German border lies Enschede, the largest city in Twente. The city is the epicentre of music and culture in the east of the Netherlands. Poppodium Atak, the ArtEZ academy of music, Orkest van het Oosten (Netherlands Symphony Orchestra), the Kaliber arts school, the Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch Touring Opera), the Wilminktheater and Muziekcentrum Enschede (together) provide a distinctive and innovative musical offering.
But Enschede has a lot more to offer. The Roombeek neighbourhood, for example, has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes after the fireworks disaster that took place in 2000, and has become the epitome of architectural and high-quality urban design. Here, a broad range of galleries and museums - such as the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, TwentseWelle museum and TETEM art space - can be found. Art academy ArtEZ is also based here.
Shopping enthusiasts can rest assured that their needs will be met in the city centre. In addition to international chains, such as Primark, Zara, Flying Tiger and Sissy-Boy, you can find many contemporary and distinctive shops here. Every Saturday, one of the largest local markets of the Netherlands takes place on the H.J. van Heekplein square, also attracting many German visitors. For a delicious lunch, you can also head to Oude Markt (the Old Market), one of the most lively squares of the Netherlands offering plenty of outdoor seating. The city has every right to call itself the number-one shopping city of the region. Prefer to go into nature? Cycle Rondje Enschede and explore the beautiful Twente countryside.
These markets with authentic Twente products have something for everyone
Heathland on the Sallandse Heuvelrug
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Liberation Route. A continuously growing remembrance trail.
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Cycling in Twente: a route through a leafy landscape by country estate Twickel.
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Five-day pilgrimage along the outstanding Twente Hilligenpad.