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Favorite thing: The Brinktower wind vane has the form of a little boy making a long nose. It's the visualisation of the so called "Hengeler Weend". This term is difficult to translate; "hot air" comes close.
Furthermore The Brinktower was known for its high-tech digital clock with thousands of LEDs. From the beginning there was trouble. Even in the design phase the right colour of the LEDs was an issue and when constructed and placed, it turned out the recommended colour by the supplier would have given a better readout. Than technical failures followed, giving different readouts on the four sides up to complete failure of parts of the display. Rain water got in and the "who is responsable" question arose. After much debat the top was taken off in 2007 and all there is left is an open frame work (another historical piece of "Hengeler Weend").
On the City Hall tower there is an even bigger wind vane with the name "Levensgang" (the circle of life).
East: Child playing with a ball
South: Mother with child
West: Old man
North: The dead
Updated Oct 7, 2007
Favorite thing: Although Hengelo isn't on the tourist map as such it does have a VVV tourist information centre at Nieuwstraat 59 where you can get advice and assistance on things to do, accommodation, public transport etc.
For the website click Hengelo VVV
Written Aug 23, 2010
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Local Hengelo Ov Tourist Office
7551 CV Hengelo Ov
Tubantia Hengelo page
Hengelo Sinterklaas City
Local Hengelo Radio
Hengelo in the future
Updated Mar 27, 2010
Favorite thing: The policeforce is moved to a new location. It is just a few hundred meters from the previous spot at the Marskant.
The new BLUE building replaces the former RABO bank offices.
The prison cells were tested by volunteers.
Updated Jul 30, 2004
Favorite thing: The St. Lambertus Basilic was build in 1890, but the catholic community was already 100 years older. Services started in a barn-church around 1800.
The big building withstood many World War II bombardments and was lucky to servive un unexploded shell that crashed through the roof.
Inside the Celebration Altar is the central heart in the church. Three more altars are present: the Hogh Altar by Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg and the Maria Altar and the Family Altar.
The three stain glass main windows form a connection from the Old to the New Testament.
Updated Mar 27, 2010
Favorite thing: The Hengelo Main Library moved from the Town Hall to this location at the Beursstraat/BP Hofstedestraat.
7551 HV Hengelo Ov
Tu-Fr: 9AM - 8PM
Sa: 9AM - 4PM
-Reading area with the newest newspapers and magazines
-Indoor café with free wireless Internet.
Updated Dec 24, 2009
Favorite thing: Thare are just a few high appartment buildings in Hengelo and the skyline is still dominated by 3 towers: Brinktoren, City Hall Tower and the churchtower of the St. Lambertus Basilic.
The first two are on the picture.
Written Mar 15, 2003
Favorite thing: As well as hosting a twice weekly market (Wednesday and Saturday) the town's market place is used for occasional events including live music and the annual cycle race.
Having only visited on a Sunday night/Monday morning I never caught either the market or any of the events but saw the aftermath of something that must have taken place on a July Saturday - looks to me like it was the "Lipton's Iced Tea Festival" (Pic 2)!!
For the current events diary click - Hengelo Events
Updated Aug 23, 2010
Favorite thing: The Wilhelminaboom is a tree dedicated to former Queen Wilhelmina when she was in power for 50 years in 1948. New trees were planted after renovations of the station square in 1987 and 2012. The tree originally stood on a small traffic island, when all traffic was allowed to used the busy road in front of the station. The casted gate around the tree has been moved for a while to another location in the park opposite the location of the Former Gerardus Marjella hospital. From 2012 the tree more or less is back at its original location.
Written Jul 26, 2012
Favorite thing: In 2012 Bureau Hengelo started as the centralised information point for the city of Hengelo.
The information shop is located at:
7551 BV Hengelo
Written Mar 22, 2012
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