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About Twente

By airplane

The closest Dutch airports are Schiphol Amsterdam and Eindhoven Airport. On average, it takes around one-and-a-half to two hours to drive to Twente. You can also fly to a German airport, such Weeze or Düsseldorf Airport.

By car

Travelling to Twente by car. Whether you’re coming from the north, south, west or from neighbouring Germany. Twente is easily accessible via the motorway.

From the west

The A1 runs straight through Twente towards Germany. Don’t forget to take the Oldenzaal exit when you see it. This is the last exit before you enter neighbouring Germany.

From the north

Shortly after Hoogenveen, the A28 becomes the N48. From here, it’s only a few kilometres to the border of Twente. Tip: are you heading to the eastern part of Twente? Cross the border in Coevorden and take the 403 heading south.

From the south

Take the A50 towards Apeldoorn from the A12. From Apeldoorn, take the A1 in the direction of Deventer. The A1 runs straight through Twente.

From the east Are you travelling via Germany? You can cross the border near Nordhorn, but Getelo and Halle can also save you a lot of time. The E30 enters the Netherlands and subsequently runs straight through Twente. The 31 runs parallel to the Netherlands. Take the exit at Ahaus or Gronau (Westfalen) to enter Twente via the A35. (These are the 474, 70 and 54 roads.) Note: you’re obliged to have your passport or identity card on your person if your route goes through Germany. A driver’s licence will not be accepted as sufficient identification.

Public transport

You can travel to Twente in various ways from the rest of the Netherlands. With train stations in Rijssen, Wierden, Almelo, Borne, Hengelo, Enschede and Oldenzaal, the train is a good option to travel to Twente. You can plan which train and bus are most suitable from your starting point to your destination. In the larger cities, the train stations are right in the city centre, and you will get to your destination in no time. A fun, straightforward and affordable way to conduct the last part of your journey is to use SmartCab.

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