• Must do's
  • Shopping
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  • Tourist Info Point
  • Students
  • Frequently Asked Questions

In the agenda you will find an overview of all events that are organized especially for children. You can go here for other fun child-friendly outings.

Enschede has a number of interesting museums and cultural institutions, such as the Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Here you will find an overview.

In the agenda you will find an overview of all activities and events that are coming up. You can find a list of the biggest events in the events calendar.

Enschede has many sights and fun activities. No idea where to start? View a selection of the must do's for your visit to Enschede here.

The shops in the center have the following opening hours:


11.00am - 18.00pm


09.30am - 18.00pm


09.30am - 18.00pm


09.30am - 21.00pm


09.30am - 18.00pm


09.30am - 18.00pm


12.00pm - 17.00pm

Different opening hours may be used on public holidays. You can find these here.

On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a large market on the H.J. van Heekplein. Read more about the markets in Enschede here.

The shops are open every Sunday in Enschede. The shops are open on Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00. You will find the exceptions here.

Every Thursday evening is late night shopping in Enschede. The shops in the city center and within the canals are then open until 9 p.m. In addition, there are a number of extra shopping evenings. You can find more information about that here.

Enschede has a wide range of shops. You will find more than 300 stores in the city center alone. You will find an overview of this here.

Enschede station is perfectly connected to the public transport network and is within walking distance of the center. As soon as you walk out of the station, you will end up on Stationsplein. You can walk straight into the center from Stationsplein.

Enschede is located on the highway and close to the German border and is easily accessible from all directions. Enschede is also easily accessible if you come by bus or train. Read more about how best to reach Enschede here.

All parking facilities in the center have to be paid. Hereyou will find an overview of where paid parking applies. It is possible to park your car for free at the Go Planet Parc. From here you can easily take the bus or train to the center.

You can also park cheaply at the P&R in Enschede. You can find more information about this here.

Unfortunately we don't have a map of all of Enschede. For this you can best go to ANWB Enschede. The ANWB can be found at Burgemeester Edo Bergsmalaan 1a (near H.J. van Heekplein).

You can find a (printable) map of the city center here or you can pick it up at the Tourist Info Point on Langestraat.

The map of Roombeek is on the back of our city map. You can find the map here or you can pick it up at the Tourist Info Point on the Langestraat.

You will find our Tourist Info Point at Langestraat 41, right in the center of Enschede. Here you will find more information about the Tourist Info Points.

Hell yes! We have all kinds of brochures about Enschede, such as a city map, information about the highlights of Enschede, city walks, cycling routes and much more. You can find the digital folders here. Of course you can also pick up the brochures at the Tourist Info Point on the Langestraat.

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Do you want to apply for a discount card? Request your Study in Enschede free discount card here. Then you will receive the best deals in Enschede. The discounts are focused on local entrepreneurship and are available to all students in Enschede.

Do you need to have your bike repaired? Then you can go to one of the bicycle repair shops in Enschede. 

There are six guarded bicycle parking facilities in Enschede, almost all of them free to use: Stationsstalling Noord (24/7), Stationsterrein West (24/7), Stationsstalling Centraal Station, Stalling Van Heekplein, Fietsenstalling Brammelerstraat (24/7) en Fietsenstalling Wilminkplein (24/7).

The busses in Enschede drive through the city and to the surrounding cities and villages. All busses are adjusted to physical disabilities. You can find travelinformation of the busses via 9292 of Twents.

The best way to get around Enschede is by bike. Most students purchase one through Marktplaats or rent at Swapfiets. When you subscribe to Swapfiets you pay monthly, including repairs and maintenance costs of the bicycle. The subscription can be cancelled monthly.

Enschede has a total of three trainstations: Enschede Centraal (central) Station, Kennispark (nearby University of Twente) and Enschede Eschmarke. You can take the train to Germany and other cities in the Netherlands from Enschede Centraal. You can find travelinformation via Nederlandse Spoorwegen, 9292 or Deutsche Bahn.

At Boekhandel Broekhuis you will find the largest selection of souvenirs in Enschede. During a day of shopping you can also come across souvenirs from Enschede at various shops.

At studyinenschede.com you will find all the information you need when you want to study in Enschede.

Tips or ideas are always welcome! It is best to email us at [email protected].

The most popular cycling tour is Rondje Enschede. A free brochure with directions is available at Tourist Info Point at Langestraat 41. For other maps with cycling tours around Enschede, we can refer you to Boekhandel Broekhuis, the bookshop in the Marktstraat. It also has a large range of walking tours for sale.

You can park the car at any of the indoor car parks in the city centre. Click here for an overview of all the nearby parking areas.

In addition, you can leave your car at the P&R car park at the Zuiderval (address: Spaansland 20, 7543 BG Enschede). With the parking ticket, you can take the bus to the city centre for free. An alternative P&R car park is located at Parkweg (address: Parkweg 37-39, 7513 AR Enschede).

Larger vehicles and buses can be left at Wilminktheater (address: Wenninkgaarde 40-42, 7511 PH Enschede). Take into consideration that the amount of parking space here is limited. A second option is to park at the Performance Factory (address: Hoge Bothofstraat 49, 7511 ZA).

Enschede is easy accessible by both train and bus. When you are traveling from Amsterdam to Enschede, you can find more information here.

Plan your train journey in the Netherlands at the website of Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Their trains frequent the railway station of Enschede Centraal, Enschede Kennispark and Enschede Eschmarke. Read more about planning your train journey here.

Traveling by bus to Enschede is easy with Flixbus. Check the timetables for Enschede on their website.

Pick up a rental bike at Budget Bikes Hoeve. For those of you who want to go around a bit faster, they also have e-bikes for hire. Click herefor more information.

Locals mainly speak Dutch, their mother tongue. Furthermore, most Dutch people will have no problem whatsoever understanding and speaking English. Also, because of the proximity of the German border, quite a few people in Enschede speak a bit German as well.

There are several public toilets in the city center. There are toilets in the Van Heek garage (take the stairs on the square, you will find the toilets on your left), in the indoor shopping center De Klanderij (next to the Flying Tiger), at Hema and in the Koningsplein shopping center (inside next to the Decathlon) .

The public network Enschede stad van nu provides free Internet access in the city centre.