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Hengelo Things to Do

  • 2014 City Activities

    JANUARY4 Led Zeppelin Experience. Metropool4 Deep River Quartet, Rabotheater11 Chess tournament, Jan Krul18 Dutch Eagles, Rabotheater18&19 Fleamarket, Hazemeijer24 CCR Tribute, Metropool25 Nina Hagen's Wild Romance, Metropool25 Swingnight, Rabotheater25&26 Wedding Event, Hazemeijer31 Hengelose Revue, RabotheaterFEBRUARY1,2,5,6&7 Hengelose Revue,...

  • Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie

    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...

  • Kermis - Fair (adults)

    Twice a year, around King's Day (the Orange Fair)and in early Fall (september) the fair returns to the Hengelo center.The street market is moved and the fair works are in full swing for five days.

  • Carnaval at Hengelo

    Carnaval at Hengelo starts with the Parade at Friday night.On Saturday is the big parade in the center of townThereafter are several parties and activities organised by the carnaval societies; these are:-De Windbuuln-De Noorkermennekes-De Deurtrappers-De Weidemennekes-Altijd Dorst

  • Carnaval Parade at night

    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.

  • Walking along the Elsbeek

    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...


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Hengelo Restaurants

  • Popular spot with a history

    De Appel is a so-called Eetcafe, a kind of pub/eatery serving brunches and diners/In between there's time enough to have a drink at the bar or at the (heated) terrace.The bar was very popular in the Sixties when local DJ's played the latest music in the back room.In the Eighties it became the birth place of the Hengelo Christmas afternoon party,...

  • At the City Hall Tower

    Merlijn is a café and club with a nice atmosphere. It's a popular place for groups celebrating the evening. In the rear is a discothek (the former Tower club). The building is threatened in its existence due to expansion plans of the City Hall.Business hours:Mo-Th: On appointmentFr: 5PM - 4AMSa: 9PM - 6 PMSu: On appointment

  • Great Italian restaurant

    Somehow I missed the start of this restaurant in the heart of the city.It's still on my wish list, but already I got positive stories from friends who did visit the place.The restaurant is located at the first floor of the popular ice cream parlor Van der Poel.Well, one Italian restaurant to go to and to explore.Business hours:Mo: Restaurant not...

  • Sandwiches and more

    Subway is a world wide chain best known for their sandwiches.The Hengelo branch had been located at several locations; for the moment it's at a good spot between the train station and the market square.Business hours:Mo: 10AM - 6:30PMTu-We: 9:30AM - 6:30PMTh: 9:30AM - 9PMFr: 9:30AM - 6:30PMSa: 10AM - 6PMSu: Noon - 5PM

  • CLOSED: My in between stop at the market

    Kolste is a small and cosy small restaurant, ideal for lunches or a coffee stop. There is a separate ice cream counter.2014 update: The restaurant closed january 15 2014; the owners started their happy retirement. A cool soft ice on a sunny day.

  • Greek at the Drienerstraat

    Delphi is a Greek restaurant with a Greek and French kitchen.Also catering service available.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Su: 5PM - 10PM Grill platter


Hengelo Nightlife

  • Evening cycling race + Music

    The Nacht van Hengelo (The Hengelo Night) is an annual event at the end of May/Beginning of June, when there are several cycling races on a route through center city. At the Market Square next to the finish line there is live music and other activities. As you are.

  • One For Us Beer Lovers

    Cafe 't Pleintje, on the main square, is the local beer house offering a diverse range (mostly Belgian) of 60 beers with a dozen or so on tap. As a member of the Dutch Alliance of Beer Taprooms (ABT - see second website) the beers are served at the appropriate temperatures and in their custom glasses.This is popular with the younger crowd but even...

  • Young People Spot

    't Pleintje is located at one of the busiest locations in Hengelo next to the City Hall.It is very popular among youngsters.


Hengelo Transportation

  • Train Tickets

    Train tickets can be bought from ticket machines or at the ticket counter (limited opening hours) in the station.Paper tickets for the NS trains will be in use till the end of 2012. Thereafter only electronic tickets will be in use.For the Syntus trains there's a seperate check-in machine.

  • Syntus train and buses

    SInce 2013 local transportation by train and bus is maintained by the Syntus company.Syntus took over the Twents logo from the Connexxion company for the local bus service and replaced some of the former NS train services with their own.

  • Buses

    The Hengelo bus station is at the right when you leave the train station.The following city buses are available:- 10 Veldwijk Hengelo- 11 Hasseler Es (Tijertshoek) Hengelo- 12 Groot Driene - Hospital SMT, Woolder Es- 13 Hengelo Noord, Vossenbelt, Slangenbeek, Hasseler Es (Tijertshoek)- 14 Hospital SMTThe following inter-city buses are available:- 8...


Hengelo Shopping

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  • The Hengelo shopping link

    All Hengelo shops can be found at the following links:Bureau Hengelo information.Tupalo information.

  • Popular Department Store

    Vroom and Dreesman (V&D) is a popular department store. The Hengelo branch is located in a new building with the La Place cafe overlooking the market square.Shopping hours:Hours:Mo: Noon - 6PMDi-We: 9.30AM - 6PMTh: 9.30AM - 9PMFr: 9.30AM - 6PMSa: 9.30AM - 5PMSu: Closed A shirt (well, my latest buy) 2 for Euro 10,--

  • Second hand goods

    USED PRODUCTS is a chain store buying and selling used consumer products like laptops, computers, camera’s, jewelry, watches I-pods and cell phones horloges.Business Hours:Mo: 1PM - 6PMTu-We: 10AM - 6PMTh: 10AM - 9PMFr: 10AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Closed


Hengelo Local Customs

  • Apple Picking Day

    In some of the older hidden private gardens fruit trees are located that will be loaded with fruit at the end of Summer. At the National Apple Picking Day the general public is invited to pick the fruit (a bag per family).

  • Repair Café

    The Repair Café is a society with some 100 branches in the Netherlands.The Hengelo branch was started in 2012 and is located at the Tempel city quarter center.The goal is to repair clothing, electrical equipment, furniture and bicycles by a group of volunteers.

  • Waste separation

    Be aware in Hengelo all waste should be sorted before wasting.BLUE containers = Paper wasteGREEN containers = Food and garden wasteORANGE = Plastic wasteGREY = Remaining wasteAt the central waste facility this is taken even some steps further; see the website.


Hengelo Warnings and Dangers

  • Wildlife

    The only wildlife at Hengelo that can be scary are the insects.Around Hengelo you may encounter a rare small deer; about the biggest wildlife possible here.


    In the major entrance roads to the center special bus lanes are constructed indicated with "LIJN BUS".Do not drive on these lanes with your car or even stop there while crossing the road!

  • Beware of the DOG !!!

    Here he is, my dangerous watch dog, just kidding.He's just a bit lazy and likes to lie down in front of the heating , doing nothing.But strangers will not enter the house unheard, no way. He can be very loud!


Hengelo Off The Beaten Path

  • City Hall Tower Part 1

    During the summer month the Local Tourist Office (VVV-Hengelo) and the Historical Museum (Oald Hengel) organize a historical city walk and climbing of the City Hall tower.Wednesdays at 1.45PM at from the museum at Beekstraat 51.

  • City Hall Tower Part 7

    From left to right for you to discover:Star HotelRABO TheaterThe weekly street marketThe Train StationThe Telgen BuildingThe Brink TowerV & D Department storeCinema

  • City Hall Tower Part 2

    The City Hall dates from 1963 and has Italian and Scandinavian influences. Rumour says that the tower is build at the wrong side of the building, because the blueprints layed upside down at the construction.The inside of the tower is painted by artist Piet Verberne with characters from local stories.


Hengelo Sports & Outdoors

  • Avondvierdaagse

    Each year around the last week of May of 4 or first week of June an evening walking event called the Avondvierdaagse takes place. Walking distances are 5, 10 and 15 km, each from a different location at one of Hengelo's suburbs.It always is a happy bunch of walkers with many elementary school participants. Walking shoes and some money to buy...

  • Cycling

    Hengelo is cycle network point #97 in the cycle-network of the province of Overijssel.The information sign is place opposite the Lambertus church, the basilic in midtown.You can create your own cycling journey through the Hengelo surroundings and if you are an experienced well traind cyclist hop over to other network points.Twente cycle...

  • FBK Games

    Each year at the end of May the FBK (Fanny Blankers-Koen) games are held in the Stadion with same name.She is most famous for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. At that time, she was already a mother of two, which was unheard of at a time where female athletes were still frowned upon by many. It earned her the nickname...


Hengelo Favorites

  • Free water

    In 2104 a "Watertappunt" opened at the market square; a tap with free potable water.Hengelo lacked an ancient city pump as many of the towns and villiages around Hengelo have.

  • 't Wiefie

    't Wiefie is a statue by sculptor Guusje Beverdam.It was placed in 2012 at the corner of the Enschedesestraat and the Beursstraat.It's a Dutch girl in traditional clothing with a cell phone.


    .Local Hengelo Ov Tourist Office that was part of the ANWB shop at:Nieuwstraat 59 - 7551 CV Hengelo Ov (Tel: +31-74-2421120) stopped in 2012.In 2012 Hengelo started its own BUREAU HENGELO to supply tourist info.The true Dutch VVV tourist offices can be found in neigbour towns:VVV BORNE at Markstraat 23 -7622 CP Borne VVV HAAKSBERGEN at...


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