Almelo Travel Guide

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Almelo Things to Do

  • Doopsgezinde Kerk - Mennonite Church

    The Doopsgezinde Kerk or Mennonite Church is a small church in one of Almelo's main shopping streets. The facade is not much bigger as the adjacent buildings.The church dates from 1684 and started in a converted living room.In 1732 the present front facade was constructed.In 1751 the ceiling was reconstructed.In 1791 an organ build by Friedrich...

  • De Grote Kerk - The big church

    De Grote Kerk (Big Church) is the oldest building of Almelo. The oldest part dates from 1493. In 1738, 1873 and 1957 additions and renovations took place.Opening hours:Sa: 3PM - 4PMAdmission: free.

  • Book market

    Each year at Ascencion Day there's a big book- and recod market on the main market square.I never was disappointed by what is offered and the deals that were possible.


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Almelo Restaurants

  • In the heart of town

    De Waag is a restaria (a combination of restaurant and cafetaria).Fast food is served, can be taken away or being delivered.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-We: 11:30AM - 9PMTh: 11:30AM - 10PMFr: 11:40AM - MidnightSa: 11AM - 10PMSu: 11:30AM - 9PM

  • Great "Eetkamer".

    Eetkamer Op de Proef is an a la carte restaurant.Cooking workshops are given.Business hours:Mo-Tu: ClosedWe-Su: 5PM - 9:30PM

  • Local Italian

    Da Carlo is a local Italian restaurant. The typical Italian dishes are made by chef Carlo.Business Hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Su: 5PM - 10:30PM

  • At the Koornmarkt square

    Brasserie De Linde is a nice corner restaurant at the peaceful Koornmarkt square.Inside and outside seats numbers are about equal.

  • At the center square

    Onwijz is a good stop for a cup of coffee, a bun or some ice cream or even a high tea.Delivery service available.Business hours:Mo-Sa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Noon - 5PM

  • Center town restaurant

    't Wetshuys restaurant/tavern is located in the former court house and City Hall from 1691.In later year the building was turned into a police station and later a traffic office.Since 1972 the building houses a restaurant.'t Wetshuys has a covered terrace that's great for people watching.The first floor has a room for private parties for up to 60...

  • At the market

    Café/restaurant Nielz is a cazy place with 150 seats and a terrace at the market square side.The café organises theme nights and more.Cheap dinners available around € 10,00 per plate.Business hours:Mo-Sa: From 10AMSu: from Noon

  • Live music and quizzes

    Café De Stam is a kind of Dutch pub with a lot of activities organised by the owner.The Café has a covered outside terrace and a seperate smoking section inside.The interior is mainly wood; excellent for parties and small gigs.

  • Tapas

    Solera is one of the restaurants belonging to the Almelo Theaterhotel. Solera is a Tapas restaurant, serving a broad range of Spanish goodies.There's a great terrace in the garden and a part of it, is a heated winter terrace.Business hours:Mo: From NoonTu-Su: From 11AM


Almelo Nightlife

  • The Almelo Cinema

    Movie Unlimited is housed in a new building at the South end of the Grotestraat, the main shopping street of Almelo.The cinema opened on December 11, 2007.The building has 4 auditoriums with comfortable seating and excellent view.During the movie you can order food & drinks; there's a service button at every couple of seats.The are special offers...

  • Fancy a spin?

    Fancy a spin? Are you scared of hights? Well a few times a year Almelo will test you on the 'Koornmarkt'. Good fun for young and old alike; but I suggest you do not eat the 'Oliebollen' first!! Yes, for ladies a mini skirt and gents bathing truncks!

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Almelo Transportation

  • Train (NS)

    The Almelo train station is an Intercity train stop on the railroad coming from Amersfoort-Apeldoorn-Deventer to Hengelo and Enschede, where the Dutch Railways provides the train service.Furthermore it's a stop for:- the slow train to Zwolle, serving Wierden, Nijverdal, Raalte and Heino in between.- the slow train to Enschede, serving Almelo de...

  • The buses

    The following Syntus Company public buses serve Almelo:-21 - Hospital and Windmolenbroek-22 - Windmolenbroek and Hospital-23 - Schelfhorst and Sluitersveld-24 - Sluitersveld and Schelfhorst -25 - Aalderinkshoek-26 - Twenteborg HospitalThe following Syntus company public buses serve places outside from Almelo:-51 - Hengelo -64 - Overdinkel-66 -...

  • Traffic and Parking Information

    Traffic is one of the first Dutch cities to supply real time traffic and parking information on the Internet.The website below gives:-Green roads when there's no traffic jam.-Red roads indicating jammed streets.Press the Center P and you get actual parking information.


Almelo Shopping

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  • Second Hand / Kringloopwinkel

    Second hand shop de Beurs started in September 2012. On sale are Household articles, clothing, consumer electronics and books.Shop hours:Mo-Fr: 10AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Closed Low prices

  • Second hand stuff

    Wawollie is a big shop selling all kinds of second hand goods.It is housed in a former car repair shop.Whether this plays stays open is the question. The sales permit says that 80% of the goods should be high volume items; also the fire department had some safety issues.Business hours:Mo-Sa: 9AM - 5PMSu: Closed Low prices

  • Price busters

    Euroland is a low price shop with something for everyone.Business hours:Mo: 11AM - 6PMTu-We: 9AM - 6PMTH: 9AM - 9PMFr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 5PM Low prices.


Almelo Local Customs

  • Almelo Alleys

    It takes time to find your way around the old town, but after you discover the alleys in between the main streets you are fine.

  • A winter passtime around Almelo.

    A winter passtime around Almelo. Our answer to the didggeridoo......Men blowing on an instrument called the 'midwinterhoorn'. Traditionally this is done over a (water) well to bring out to enhance the sound and can be heard for miles around in the still of the icy cold winter evenings.........

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Almelo Tourist Traps

  • No, it is not a birdcage!

    By the time you find out it's not birdcages that are welcoming you at the side of the road it's too late and a hefty fine is your ordeal. Do not speed, untill you past the birdcage. Come to Almelo on foot, by bus or by train....

  • Is it a birdcage?

    When you arrive by vehicle in to Almelo you'd think: Now this city is bird friendly!" They put up lots of quaint......... Do not overtake a birdcage! Come to Almelo on foot.

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Almelo Off The Beaten Path

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    ** Statue of ... **

    by Xowe Written Mar 29, 2005

    Galerie and Sculpturepark Groeneveld in Almelo
    * Dutch biggest statue collection *

    Artists Marie-Luise Kersbergen and her husband drs. Paul Simon welcome you on there 800m2 exposition and a statue-garden of 1.5 ha. The continu changing collection of bronze statue's, paintings, and glass show you a big variation of the stock-collection.

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Almelo Sports & Outdoors

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    Wanderlust at the Gravenallee

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 10, 2013

    The Gravenallee is a long lane in the wooded area East of the Almelo center. It's the location of Huize Almelo, a monumental house in the middle of the meadows and forests.
    The Gravenallee is a 3 km long lane that is great to walk and to enjoy the many birds.

    Equipment: Walking shoes

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Almelo Favorites

  • Wubbo Ockels bench

    The Wubbo Ockels bench is a placed to honor Hollands first Astronaut Wubbo Ockels, born at Almelo in 1946. The bench was unveiled one day before his dead at May 18, 2014.The design was inspired by the Space Shuttle shapes. The bench has solar cells, LEDs and a hand powered generator.The bench is located at the Grotestraat, corner Werfstraat.

  • Public Toilet

    There's a public toilet at the bus station of the Wierdensestraat, at the rear of the Centrumplein square shops. Open during shopping hours.


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