Enschede Travel Guide

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Enschede Things to Do

  • Buurtkamer De Vleeschhouwerij

    Welcome to Enschede's smallest museum: Buurtkamer De Vleeschhouwerij, open since September 2011. It's located in a former butcher's shop. The front room now is an expostion room for changing local exhibitions.The back of the house refelects the post-war interior of the living room and kitchen. The museum is part of the Velve-Lindenhof city quarter...

  • CULTUURMIJL (The Culture Mile)

    The CULTUURMIJL is an Enschede city walk of about one mile along 16 cultural buidings.The walk starts at the old market square at the Oldest Church of town.The walk continuous along:-Concordia-Muziekcentrum Enschede-Nationaal Muziekkwartier-Boerenkerkhof-H.B. Blijdensteinlaan-Lasonderkerk-Rijksmuseum Twente-Museumlaan-Balengebouw-Het...

  • Los Hoes Groot Bavel

    The Los Hoes Groot Bavel is a part of the Rijksmuseum Twente. It's located behind the main museum and must people don't notice it.The Los Hoes is the traditional farm build in a way it could easily be taken apart and build somewhere else.There is a permanent expostion about the Fireworks disaster that took place at May 13 2000. When walking to the...

  • Twentse Welle Museum

    The Twentse Welle Museum is a surprising combination of two former museums, one about nature and history and the other about the local textile industry.The result is a attractful museum located in the former Roozendaal factory of the Roombeek city quarter.The museum displays the big story of human adventure through the ages using artifacs of the...


    Each year at the end of August or start of September the Enschede PROEFEET is held.This is a culinary event were 30+ Enschede restaurants display and sell there food and drinks from tents.The local currency are plastic coins that can be bought for as little as 50 Eurocents. A main course can cost up to 7 coins max.My 2005 10 Euro selection...

  • Dutch windmill

    It's a pretty windmill standing on a hill in Lonneker, a little town next to Enchede. It's build in 1851.Every saturdaymorning you can see how the mill works and they sell home-made flour.You can walk around Lonneker and see the nice woods and nature around Lonneker-lake.


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Enschede Restaurants

  • Snacks and Ice cream

    Go Go is a snackbar with fast service. Their 5 to 10 Euro specials include fast food and drinks.Business hours:Mo--We: 9AM - 7PMTh: 9AM - 9PMFr: 9AM - 7PMSa: 9AM - 6PMSu: Closed Shoarma dish

  • Fastfood 24/7

    FEBO is a well known chain of fast food snack bars. A standard part is the "Automatiek", a kind of window shopping for your snack. In Dutch that's known as "eten uit de muur" (eating from the wall).Business hours:Mo-We: Noon - 8PMTh-Fr: Noon - 4AMSa: Noon - 4:30AMSu: 1:30PM - 8PM

  • At the old market square

    GranCafé La Berry’s is one of several pubs around the old market square in the old center of Enschede.La Berry's serves lunches (with tapas available at 1PM) and diner.The outside terrace is heated when required.Fridays and Saturdays are music nights.Local wines available.Business hours:Mo-Th: 11AM - MidnightFr-Sa: 11AM - 2AMSu: 11AM - 11PM

  • Wining and Dining

    Wijn & Spijslokaal Cuvée is a Wine Tasting and culinair place. In 2010 the former café Crash was transformed into this new restaurant.Cuvée serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners.Business hours:Mo: 10AM - 10PMTu-We: 10 AM - MidnightTh-Sa: 10AM 2AMSu: 10AM - 10PM

  • Sushi & Grill

    Blue Sakura is a Japanese sushi- and grill restaurant.The restaurant offers "all you can eat" luches (two hours) and diners (2.5 hours).Also vegetarian and a la carte menu's.Business hours:Mo: 1PM - 10PMTu-We: Noon - 10PPMTh-Su: Noon - 10:30PM

  • Cosy corner opposite the Library

    Daniel's Restaurant is a great place with a bit of a Greek kitchen. The food ranges from steaks, seafood to pasta's.Main course for just Euro 9.50.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Su: 4PM - 10PM Soup of the day - Speerwerper - Dame blanche (with banana's)

  • Popular place at the Oude Markt

    Wooden floor, long tables, cosy corners and an excellent & fast kitchen.De Kater is overlooking the old market square and is very popular among the local students. Flat TV-screens in the back, so you won't have to miss any ongoing sport.In front is a terrace, ideal for Enschede people watching. Anything small from the small menu.

  • For a quick and cosy lunch

    Lunchcafé De Klanderij is situated at the indoor terrace of the Klanderij Shopping Mall.It's a cosy place for local and elderly to do some people watching while having lunch.

  • Top Service - De Broeierd

    Bistro de Broeierd is located in the oldest tavern in Twente. It has been converted into a bistro restaurant of top quality. During the summer months the outside terrace is a great place to enjoy a snack and a drink or to have dinner.Businesshours (and snack time):Mo-Fr: 4PM - MidnightSa: Noon - MidnightSu: Noon - 11PMKitchen hours: 5PM - 9.30PMDe...


Enschede Nightlife

  • Popular club at the Old Market Square

    ZoZo is a club with events and group activities.Private party service available (several themes to chose from).Business hours:Mo-Tu: ClosedWe: 8PM - 2AMTh-Fr: 8PM - 4AMSa: 8PM - 5AMSu: Closed

  • The only Pub on the Old Market

    I've been to De Boemel a few times and had a very pleasent time. The atmosphere was a relaxed one, and the bar personnel was very friendly.As of march 2008, pubquizzes will be held every wednesday You can dress casually here

  • Beer price

    Grolsch is the local beer (from nearby Groenlo).I noted the prices from the De Kater menu. This can be rule of thumb for other cafes as well.The beer sizes have names, so you'll know what to order!Fluitje (20 cl) - € 1,80 Amsterdammer (30 cl) - € 2,00Half litre (50 cl) - € 3,80Pitcher (1 litre) - € 10,50Other beers are between € 2,50 and €...


Enschede Transportation

  • By Bus

    From the train station you can take the bus to any destinations around or in Enschede.Local Syntus company buses:- 1 Wesselerbrink / UT University- 2 Helmerhoek / Deppenbroek- 3 Glanerbroek- 4 Stroinkslanden / 't Zwering- 5 't Zwering / Hogeland- 6 Stokhorst / BoekeloIntercity Syntus company buses:- 8 Hengelo Noord / Kennispark/UT (Peak hours...


    Enschede is easy to travel by car over the A1 and A35 highways. Enschede has rebuild its center and the former West-East main road (the Boulevard) is transformed into the Van Heekplein with a huge 2-level underground parking garage (Boulevard 1945) with 1700 places; open 24 hours. Several rotondes (= roundabouts) are constructed and you have to...

  • The Circus Express

    The Circus Express is a small street train to give young children the ride of their life theough the Enschede center for free.Only rides at special events like the montly Summer Sunday market.


Enschede Shopping

  • Old and New Books

    For long times two major book shops were located opposite to each other: Broekhuis and De Slegte.The latter business went over to the POLARA chain in 2013, but that lasted not longer than a year. Broekhuis bought the local neighbour and the well known second hand book heaven closed in may 2014. No panic, Broekhuis opened a second hand section on...

  • CLOSED: Like a Euro shop

    Executie verkoop is a shop that sells a lot of everything for very low prices.2013 Update: The shop closed at the end of 2013. Low prices

  • Classy Department Store

    Brandnew branch of the well-known Bijenkorf department store chain. A little at the small side, but it fits perfectly in Enschede.2013 Update: The store will close on December 2013. A Primark clothing shop will take over the space in the middle of 2014.


Enschede Local Customs

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    Not only can you park in the new underground parking facility under the Van Heekplein, but there are brandnew free (!!) toilets too. Just go to the strange tube tower, down the stairs, through the door and take a left.

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Enschede Off The Beaten Path

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    From my hometown Hengelo the huge explosion sounded like there was an aircraft incident on the Twente Airport. The huge smoke stack became visible up to 100 km from the site.

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    Here is overview of how big an area was struck by fires. The damage from the blast reached even further out.

  • Fireworks Disaster of May 13, 2000

    The "Roombeek" area of Enschede was hit hard by the fireworks disaster of May 13, 2000. On this bright and sunny saturday 22 people were killed and almost 1000 were wounded, when a fireworks depot exploded. The blast and the fires thereafter destroyed many houses and businesses.Here's a aerial picture of SE Fireworks made by the Dutch land survey...


Enschede Sports & Outdoors

  • Icescating - IJsbaan Twente

    The new indoor icescating ring opened in October 2009.It's a great 400 meters rimk with the latest of high-tec ice making.Opening hours:Mo: 9AM - 4.30PM and 8PM - 11PMTu: 1PM - 4.30PM and 8PM - 11PMWe: 9AM - 4.30PM and 8PM - 11PMTh: [9AM - 1PM] and 1PM - 4.30PM and 8PM - 11PMFr: 9AM - 4.30PM and 8PM - 11PMSa: 1.30PM - 4.30PMSu: 10.15AM -...

  • Kartracing

    One part of the Go Planet amusement area is Coronel Kartracing.There's 850 meters indoors tracks with 3 bridges and 5 levels.The karts can reach speeds up to 70 km/hr. Helmet.

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    USEFUL LINKS:Enschede Start PointEnschede City CouncilDe leukste plek van Enschede 2012 (best spot at Enschede).City Buildings PageNew ArchitectureUT universityEnschede down-town shopping guideDining/Restaurant websiteNightlife website

  • History

    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,...

  • Internet Access

    The local Library offers relative cheap Internet Access.The first public Enschede library opened in 1828.AdressCentrale Bibliotheek EnschedePijpenstraat 157511 GM ENSCHEDETel.: +31-53-4804804(BTW Public Toilet @ 10 cents)Opening hours:Mo-Fr: 11AM - 8.30PMSa: 11AM - 5PMSu: ClosedCosts:Internet: € 0,50 per 15 minutesPrints: € 0,10 BW, € 1,00...


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