About Enschede

The combination of bustling city life, rich culture and rural nature truly makes Enschede one of a kind. Let yourself be swept away by the stunning luscious landscape of Twente. Go on a cultural adventure and visit one of the many fine museums. Or unwind and have a great night out in one of the local restaurants or bars.

Twentse Coulisselandschap

Nature Scenery
Rolling farmland, pastures, hills, moors, hedgerows and woodland. In Twente there are over 450 scenic hiking trails and more than 1,500 kilometers of cycle routes waiting for you to discover:

Twentse Welle

Art & Culture
Visit one of the many exquisite museums in the region:


Roombeek Cultural Park
Art, culture and architecture. The rich textile past, traditionally the home to many artists, and the reconstruction after the local fireworks disaster makes this area unique. The hiking trail ‘De Cultuurmijl’ (The Culture Mile) connects the cultural park Roombeek to the bustling city centre of Enschede. Download a map here: Roombeek Cultuurpark.


Shop till you drop. Enschede’s city centre offers a diverse range of shops, from exclusive boutiques to large department stores such as Primark. Subsequently, on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Van Heekplein Market Square you can find the country’s largest market.

Oude Markt Terrassen

Drinking and Dining
Centered around the vibrant Oude Markt in Enschede – the central square surrounding the church – you can find a wide variety of wonderful restaurants, cozy pubs and fun dance clubs. For suggestions see:

Wilminktheater Enschede

Music, Casino & Theatre
Visit a concert, the casino or the theatre at:

Go Planet

Go Planet Parc is the biggest entertainment boulevard of North-East Netherlands. On the park you’ll find a cinema, indoor kart track, a bowling alley, a scuba tower, minigolf and a range of lively restaurants and bars.