Enschede's city centre is transformed into a true Winter Wonderland during the month of December.

Downtown Enschede sparkles with extra Christmas lights and Christmas trees. The city centre will be decorated with extra lights in the shopping streets, light objects in the trees, the beautifully lit Twentse Ros at Ei van Ko and an illuminated Christmas tree on the H.J. van Heekplein. You will also come across other winter surprises here and there. Celebrate winter in Enschede!

Skating rink in Enschede

Good news! The skating rink on the Oude Markt is a big crowd-puller every year during Winter Wonderland in Enschede and this year it even opens a week sooner! Young and old can fully enjoy the indoor and beautifully decorated skating rink.

After the success of last year's curling tournament, we are again looking forward to the real curling king/queen this year. To fully enjoy the skating rink, there is the Singelschaats stamp card. This allows you to skate as many as ten times for the price of eight, how nice! The card can be purchased until 1 December at our Tourist Info Point in the Langestraat. Want to know more about the winter activities, such as the pub quiz and Christmas afternoon? Then check out the website of The Enschedees Schaatscafé.

Enschede Lights Up 2023

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The location

City centre Oude Markt 7511GA Enschede Show location Route to location


Van Heek Garage Hendrik Jan van Heekplein, Binnensingelgebied 5811 7511 HN Enschede Route to parking