Hengelo Things to Do

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    2014 City Activities

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 1, 2014

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    Global Kasbah - Hengelo
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    JANUARY
    4 Led Zeppelin Experience. Metropool
    4 Deep River Quartet, Rabotheater
    11 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
    18 Dutch Eagles, Rabotheater
    18&19 Fleamarket, Hazemeijer
    24 CCR Tribute, Metropool
    25 Nina Hagen's Wild Romance, Metropool
    25 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    25&26 Wedding Event, Hazemeijer
    31 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater

    FEBRUARY
    1,2,5,6&7 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater
    7 Van Dik Hout, Metropool
    8 Men of Soul, Metropool
    9 Mineralogica, Hotel Hengelo
    15 The Pink Floyd Sound
    16 Record&CD Fair, Metropool
    22 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    22 Sweet Soul Music. Rabotheater
    28 Carnaval parade by night
    29 Carnaval parade
    22 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    22 Sweet Soul Music. Rabotheater

    MARCH
    1-5 Carnaval
    9 Rowwen Hèze, Rabothater
    21 Boudewijn de Groot, Rabothater
    22 Miss Montreal, Metropool
    28 Doors, Metropool

    APRIL
    5&6 Museum weekend
    9 ABBA Gold, Rabothater
    19 Bob Marley Tribute, Metropool
    19 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    21 Esrein markt
    26 Kingsday fleamarkets & festivities
    27 Boekenmarkt Tuindorp
    29&30 Orange Fair, Center
    30 Bootleg Sixties, Rabotheater

    MAY
    1-4 Orange Fair, Center
    15 Hans Liberg, Rabotheater
    23 Edwin Evers band, Rabotheater
    24 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen
    24 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    28 Daniël Loheus, Robotheater

    JUNE
    2-5 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
    5 FBK Double Mile run, FBK stadium
    6 Nightskate, Station square
    6 Nacht van Hengelo Cycle race, Center
    7 Flee market, Eendracht
    7 Amusing Hengelo, Center
    8 FBK Games, FBK stadium
    8 Expeditie Noaberson, Beckum
    9 As 'n gek in 'n drek, Beckum
    13&14 Grolsch Oranje Concert, Market square
    15 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
    22 Flea market, Agathaplein
    26 Business Tour Rally - Oldtimers, Center
    26 Open house, Twence
    28 Swingnight, Rabotheater
    28 Tropical Dance Party, Tuindorp

    JULY
    12 Tropical Dance Night, Center

    AUGUST
    17 Kunst in de Tent, Houtmaat

    SEPTEMBER
    6 Art market, Hasselo
    13 ABBA Gold, Metropool
    13&14 Open Monuments Day
    13&14 Twenteregatta, Twente canal
    14 Modespektakel - Fashion, Center
    17-21 Lambertus Fair
    26 ABC, Metropool

    OCTOBER
    2 Colin Blunstone, Metropool

    NOVEMBER
    16 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station

    DECEMBER
    5 Sinterklaas
    17 Cabarestafette, Rabotheater

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    Industrial Museum (MOVED!)

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 27, 2010

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    HEIM - Entrance
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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

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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.

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    Thiemsbrug

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    Thiemsbrug re-construction

    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.

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    Carnaval Parade at night

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 28, 2014

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    Carnaval Parade at night - Hengelo
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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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    Visit The Akropolis!

    by johngayton Written Aug 19, 2010

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    Frontage - early Monday morning before it opened.

    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 ;)

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    Piet Blom museum

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 3, 2013

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    Kasbah Hengelo

    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 Kubical 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

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    BAM Festival

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 25, 2013

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    The orange carpet leading to BAM
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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).

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    Virtual Hengelo Museum

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 29, 2011

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    MHHK - Hengelo

    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.

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    Carnaval at Hengelo

    by pieter_jan_v Written Mar 1, 2014
    Carnaval - Hengelo
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    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

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    Walking along the Elsbeek

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 18, 2013
    Elsbeek - Hengelo
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    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.

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    Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 31, 2014
    Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie - Hengelo Ov
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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.

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    Walk the FBK World record route

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 8, 2013
    Startpoint Nieuwstraat
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    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.

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    Historical Museum

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 27, 2010

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    Histroric Museum

    Visit the Historical Museum. It's a small but interesting place.

    Opening hours:
    Tu/Fr: 10AM - 5PM
    Sa/Su: 2PM - 5PM

    Entrance: Euro 2.00

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    The City Hall

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Art at the 2nd floor

    The City Hall dates from 1963 and has Scandinavian and Italian influences. The outer gates along the main staircase were constructed by the local Stork company.

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