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  • Remembrance stone of the 1862 city fire - Enschede
    Remembrance stone of the 1862 city fire...
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  • Local Tourist Office - Enschede
    Local Tourist Office - Enschede
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  • Zwanenburg stone - Enschede
    Zwanenburg stone - Enschede
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    I don't like beer, but had no choice...

    by OrlandoBR Written Jul 28, 2003

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    The beer place we went to

    Fondest memory: You probably don't know what the *locals* told me about Dutch beer: they all hate Heineken! The real Dutch people just drink GROLSCH, or sometimes that Amstel, but Heineken, they despise. It's just for export. So meet your friends at the central square and have some Grolsch. Just don't try to pronounce it, it is not* pronounced as you think it is, and you won't pronounce it right no matter how many times you try.

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    When in the Netherlands... ride a bike

    by OrlandoBR Written Jul 28, 2003

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    Me

    Favorite thing: It's not true what they tell you about riding a bike, that once you learn it, you never forget... I almost got killed by the cars half a dozen times on my 10-minute ride to "downtown", almost fell to the ground about a dozen times, and had to make my friends stop to wait for me all the time. Add the cold and my hands freezing, and I still enjoyed my bike-ride!

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    Internet Access

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 13, 2007

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    Internet @ Enschede Library
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    Favorite thing: The local Library offers relative cheap Internet Access.

    The first public Enschede library opened in 1828.

    Adress
    Centrale Bibliotheek Enschede
    Pijpenstraat 15
    7511 GM ENSCHEDE
    Tel.: +31-53-4804804
    (BTW Public Toilet @ 10 cents)

    Opening hours:
    Mo-Fr: 11AM - 8.30PM
    Sa: 11AM - 5PM
    Su: Closed

    Costs:
    Internet: € 0,50 per 15 minutes
    Prints: € 0,10 BW, € 1,00 Colour

    Second hand book sale: Each first Saturday of the month.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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    The local Tourist Office

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 3, 2007

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    Local Tourist Office - Enschede
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    Favorite thing: The local Tourist Office.

    The VVV office is located at:
    Stationsplein 1a - 7511 JD Enschede

    Opposite the Enschede train station.

    Tel.: +31-53-4323200

    Business Hours:
    Mo: 1PM - 5.30PM
    Tu-Fr: 10AM - 5.30PM
    Sa: 9.30AM - 4PM

    Fondest memory: Boekelo Branch office
    Windmolenweg 4
    7548 BM Boekelo
    Tel.: +31-53-4339805

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 11AM - 4PM

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

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    USEFUL LINKS

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 27, 2013

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    Enschede City Coat of Arms
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    Favorite thing: USEFUL LINKS:
    Enschede Start Point
    Enschede City Council
    De leukste plek van Enschede 2012 (best spot at Enschede).
    City Buildings Page
    New Architecture
    UT university

    Enschede down-town shopping guide
    Dining/Restaurant website
    Nightlife website

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Road Trip
    • Trains

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    History

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 31, 2011
    Zwanenburg stone - Enschede
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    Favorite thing: Wold War II History:

    In a side wall of the Enschede city hall a commemorative stone is placed, where the village of Zwanenburg thanks the Enschede citizins for their help to the deportees in the second world war.

    The story goes back to February 23 1945, when a train loaded with captured Dutch men on their way to Germany for unvolentary labour, stopped at Enschede. The men had not eaten for a day and shouted to the spectators in German that they were hungry. The respons was: This is Enschede!! The guards chased people back into their houses , but not for long. Food and drinks were brought to the train and in the mix up some men escaped. On the train were 300 men from the village of Zwanenburg.

    The stone was given at January 25, 1946.

    The Dutch text states: Zwanenburg dankt Enschede voor de hulp, die de bevolking van deze stad verleende aan haar ontvoerde burgers op doortocht naar Duitsland, 23 Februari 1945.

    City Fires:
    Enschede had a number of city fires through the ages:
    -On March 14, 1517 most houses of the city center were destroyed.
    -On May 20, 1750 72 houses were lost.
    -The fire of May 7, 1862 destroyed much of the inner city. Hereafter stone houses were build.
    -WW II fires by bombardments. 16 former streets were replaced by the Boulevard 1945.
    -Fireworks disaster of May 13, 2000. Much of the Roombeek quarter was destroyed.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Seniors
    • Photography

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    ITC

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    ITC building Enschede

    Favorite thing: Enschede is the home of the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC) and scientist and students from all over world are working here.

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    Related to:
    • Study Abroad

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    History in Enschede

    by OrlandoBR Written Jul 28, 2003

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    What else can I say about it... hmmm... ?

    Favorite thing: On the central square in Enschede there is an old church you can visit. In Dutch, old is "oude", which exhausts my knowledge of the language, and of the history of that church or Enschede itself...

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