Hengelo Things to Do

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    2015 City Activities

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 29, 2015

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    3 Wibi Soerjadi. RABO Theater
    7 Onder het Vriespunt met " Waarvan Akte!", Metropool
    8 New Year reception, City Hall
    10 Bintangs, Metropool
    10 Jan Akkerman & Band, RABO theater
    10 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
    17 Midwinter festival, Beckum
    30-31 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater

    1, 4-6 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
    6 Ernst Jansz, RABO theater
    7-8 Fleamarket, Hazemeyer
    8 Record Fair, Metropool
    13 Carnaval parade by night
    14 Carnaval parade
    19 Javier Guzman, RABO theater
    25 Ali B, RABO theater
    28 Swing Night, RABO theater

    4 Marc Marie Huijbergts, RABO theater
    5 Rowwen Hèze, RABO theater
    7 Fleamarket, HOV De Eendracht
    7-8 Fleamarket Hotel Hengelo
    11 Mathilde Santing, RABO theater
    14 Miss Montreal & Band, RABO theater
    14 André Manuel, RABO theater
    19 Within Temptation, RABO theater
    19 Golden Earring unplugged, RABO theater
    21-22 ACDA & De Munnik, RABO theater
    25-29 STORK Nus revue, RABO theater
    26 Open day Twence
    28 Kasbah market

    6 Half Marathon - FBK stadium
    15 Van der Laan & Woe, RABO theater
    17 Frank Boeijen, RABO theater
    18-19 Museum weekend
    24 Helligen Hendrik, RABO theater
    25 Ronde van de Tuindorpvijver
    25 Glennis Grace, RABO theater
    25 Swing Night, RABO theater
    27 Kingsday fleamarkets & festivities
    25-30 Orange Fair, Center
    29 Jörgen Raymann & Brainpower, RABO theater

    1-5 Orange Fair, Center
    3 Book market, Tuindorp
    5 Keep them rolling, Center city
    3 Book Market, Tuindorp
    7 Street soccor tournament, Market
    8 Golden Earring, Metropool
    9 Common Limits, Metropool
    17 Esrein markt
    21 Double Mile run, Center city
    22 Blof, RABO theater
    22-25 Summer festivities Beckum
    24 FBK Games, FBK stadium
    26-27 Bert Visscher, RABO theater
    30 Swing Night, RABO theater
    30 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen

    1-4 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
    5 Edwin Evers band, RABO theater
    5 Nacht van Hengelo Cycle race, Center
    6 Amusing Hengelo
    6-14 Hengelo Fietst!
    13 Fleamarket Kasbah
    14 CD-DVD record fair, Metropool
    20-21 Open gardens
    21 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
    27 Swing Night, RABO theater
    27-28 Kunsten op Straat, City Center
    28 Hobby Market Agathaplein
    30 Flea market, HOV De Eendracht

    11 Tropical Dance Night, Center
    26 Summer market

    15-`6 Stoer Voer Festival
    20-23 Jeu de Boules
    22 Wijkdag Hassler Es
    23 Kids@thepark Prins Bernhardplantsoen
    28-30 Heerlijk Hengelo, City Center
    28-30 Festivities Oele

    3 Joan Armatrading, Metropool
    5 Art market, Hasselo
    5 Confusion Pollluxweg
    12 Open Air cinema Schouwburgplein
    12 Open Monuments Day
    12 Kasbah Festival
    12-13 Twente Regatta
    13 Fashion
    13 Eendracht Excelsior Open Air
    16-20 Lambertus Fair, City Center
    27 Hip & Handgemaakt Market

    09 Bluesnight
    31 Rubber City Race

    1 Euregio Rally
    14 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station

    5 Sinterklaas
    14-27 Christmas market
    24 Christmas afternoon, Center City bars

    Global Kasbah - Hengelo Tuindorp Book- and Flower market Concert at the Market Square BAM Festival 2010 - Wishbone Ash Klein Driene street festival
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    Industrial Museum (MOVED!)

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 27, 2010

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    From July 2006 the HEIM Museum is at a new location in the former Wilhelminaschool at the Industriestraat.

    You will find 100 years of local industrial history here. Clothing industry, Stork and Heemaf and many more.

    Visiting hours:
    Tu-Fr: 11AM - 5PM
    Sa-Su: 2PM - 5PM

    Entrance: Euro 7.00

    HEIM - Entrance Former HEIM Museum at the Bornsestraat HEIM Museum flyer HEIM - Max Staal Heim - Hengelo Ov
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    Carnaval Parade at night

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 28, 2014

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    The yearly Carnaval at the end of February in Hengelo starts with a nightly parade at Friday night. Once started small with only local participants is grew over the years in a parade that last almost 3 hours with almost 100 different groups.

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    The oldest house??

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 28, 2007

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    Visit the Lambooyhuis. It was the house one of the COBRA founders -Theo Wolvencamp- lived.

    Now it's an art gallery opened from Thursday through Sunday from 2 to 6 PM.

    It is one of the oldest houses in Hengelo, in fact an old city farnhouse. It is one of the downtown houses that surviver World War II. The foundations are made of Bentheimer stones originating from old gravestones and the "Huis Hengelo" foundations.

    Lambooyhuis - interior Lambooyhuis - Exterior
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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    Thiemsbrug is the main midtown road crossing. In 2003/2004 a major (re)construction toke place; replacement of sewers, construction of bus lanes and more.
    Also some major roads to the the town center are overhauled.

    Thiemsbrug re-construction
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    by pieter_jan_v Written Apr 25, 2015

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    The Waterstaatskerk was build in 1840 as a church by engineers of the Dutch Waterstaat Ministery. The Hengelo building was one of several being constructed from 1824 till 1875. The involvement of the Dutch government was necessary due to a conflict about the ownership of former Catholic churches by the Reformed groups.

    The building was used as a church till 1976 and was vacated for the period thereafter.

    In 1990 and 1991 a restoration took place and the building is now used by the music school; the building is a National monument.

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    Visit The Akropolis!

    by johngayton Written Aug 19, 2010

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    If you happen to be changing trains here at Hengelo and have an odd half-hour or so then the Akropolis is well worth a visit. Unlike it's Athens counterpart the local variation is simply a pleasant little Greek restaurant on the station plaza where you are more than welcome to stop off for a beer while waiting for your train.

    They put a few tables outside when the sun's out from which you can see your train arriving (and then departing again as you decide to have one more beer and catch the next one).

    The food looked quite good as well and I was tempted to miss the next train too LOL ;)

    Frontage - early Monday morning before it opened.
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    Piet Blom museum

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 9, 2014

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    The Piet Blom museum opened in February 2013, when the Hengelo Kasbah city quarter was 40 years and was declared a monument. Piet Blom was an architect and one of his city suburb designs has been build at Hengelo and it's called The Kasbah. It was a different concept with family houses being build elevated over a common area, intended for shops, parking and more. Most houses have terrasses with big gardens. Another well known design of him are the Rotterdam Cubical houses.

    The museum is an initiative of the Kasbah residents and is housed in the former porter house, a space of 100 square meters.

    Opening hours:
    Mo-Fr: Closed (possibly open after reservation by phone).
    Sa-Su: 1PM - 5PM

    Kasbah Hengelo
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    Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 31, 2014

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    Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie is a small cozy museum with an amazing collection of electrical and electronic devices. Once started with a private radio collection, the museum offers everything from the Tesla/Edison era till the first computers.

    There are unique machines and parts to admire in the displays of the museum.

    Entrance is free and the volunteers at the museum kindly answer all your questions and tell the details about the electronics on displays.

    Many of the old equipment is still in operation and will be demonstrated at request.

    Opening hours:
    Summer: We & Sa: 2PM - 5PM
    Winter: Sa; 2PM - 5PM

    A volunteer gift is appreciated.

    Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie - Hengelo Ov Amroh wire recorder Tubes TEFIFON Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie - interior
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    BAM Festival

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 25, 2013

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    The BAM Festival is a free annual cultural open air festival, that started in 2008.

    In 2007 Matthijs Rolleman took the initiative to organise a cultural festival in the neglected Prins Bernhard park. A year later "BernArt en Music" (short: BAM!) was born and a became a huge succes from the beginning. It's a typical Hengelo event with activities for everybody, from children to their grandparents.

    Live music performances are the main ingredient, but there are many activities around the stages. Caro Emerald performed here just before her career started.

    The event takes place in the month of May (check the website).

    The orange carpet leading to BAM Arthur Ebeling and Fay Lovsky Food and drinks stalls Andr�� Manuel Ruud Weber Band
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    Virtual Hengelo Museum

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 29, 2011

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    Hengelo has a virtual museum: The Museum for Contemporary Hengelo Art with works of more than 50 Hengelo visual artists, who have their own virtual halls.

    MHHK was created by artist and designer Ricardo Liong-A-Kong.

    The MHHK website has been taken over by the Hengelo municipality in 2005 Hengelo, Ricardo Liong-A-Kong was assigned as curator.

    MHHK - Hengelo
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    Carnaval at Hengelo

    by pieter_jan_v Written Mar 1, 2014

    Carnaval at Hengelo starts with the Parade at Friday night.

    On Saturday is the big parade in the center of town

    Thereafter are several parties and activities organised by the carnaval societies; these are:
    -De Windbuuln
    -De Noorkermennekes
    -De Deurtrappers
    -De Weidemennekes
    -Altijd Dorst

    Carnaval - Hengelo The bees Young prinses Upside down After the parade
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    Tuindorp Book market

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 3, 2015

    Each year in the month of May the Tuindorp open air book market is held.
    Although books are the majority of merchandise, gardens plants are a part of the market too.
    This market is developing and a food and drinks section is growing.

    The market times are 10AM - 5PM.

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    Walk the FBK World record route

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 8, 2013

    In 2013 the World Record walking route was created in the Hengelo city center by a group of Hengelo shopkeepers. 21 Atletics Word Records are being shown at points in the route.
    A route map is available at 21 Hengelo shops.
    Some of the records like the 5000 meters running by Kenenisa Bekele are set at the annual Hengelo FBK games, hold at the end of May/beginning of June.

    The route will only be maintained from one week in advance of the FBK games through the games weekend.

    Startpoint Nieuwstraat 800 meters running for woman Putting the shot Walking route with the 21 shops
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    Walking along the Elsbeek

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 18, 2013

    The Elsbeek is a small stream running through the Driene part of Hengelo.
    When the Groot Driene suburb was created the old stream was transformed is straight dull ditches, In 2011 and 2012 the Elsbeek and the Swavert pool were renovated and transformed back to a stream with a variety of plants along its sides.
    In yhe old town a part of the stream ws almost invisible and hidden. Here, obstacles were removed and the stream was market at some street crossing.
    It's nice to walk along the Elsbeek, especial the part were it runs outside the side through farmland and forest.

    The surplus water of the Elsbeek is fed South wards via a canal at the Hengelo city limits to new natural water purification ponds near the Twente canal. Also an area for a nice walk.

    Elsbeek - Hengelo Elsbeek - Hengelo Swafert pond - Hengelo Kasbah at the Elsbeek - Hengelo Elsbeek - Hengelo
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