Enschede truly is a shopper's paradise. The broad range of shops, weekly markets and loads of cafes will delight every shopaholic. Find out more about the brands on offer, the location of the shops and where to find the most charming local boutiques. Thanks to these inspiring tips, shopping in Enschede is an experience not to be missed.
Enschede has a very diverse range of shops and is a popular destination for a shopping spree. The city centre is a labyrinth of smaller streets filled with local businesses. Haverstraatpassage, Walstraat, Zuiderhagen, de Heurne and Van Loenshof are a joy to explore. While wandering, you will recognize famous brands on H.J. van Heekplein and discover hot spots and large shopping malls. Additionally, join thousands of shoppers on Tuesday and Saturday to roam the weekly market on the H.J. van Heekplein.
Well-known brands like Primark, Zara and Mango are scattered around the H.J. van Heekplein. This modern square is home to many shops and a number of cafes. Dutch stores are side by side with international franchises and provide a shopaholics' paradise. Stores sell brands ranging from Esprit, Only, Mango to Vans, Levi's, Converse and Pandora. Most of them have men's and women's clothing. WE Fashion, C&A, Hema and the drugstore Kruidvat are typical Dutch shops you will find in every large city in the Netherlands. Not to be missed on this square: shopping mall de Klanderij, with over 50 shops.
Centered around the H.J. van Heekplein are several smaller streets. For those of you who simply adore small local boutiques, these streets are a must-visit. Haverstraatpassage and De Heurne are chock-full of charming stores with clothing, design and jewelry. This is the perfect place to get inspired. Want to take a break from your shopping-spree? With countless cafes you are definitely spoilt for choice.
Every Tuesday and Saturday a large market adorns the H.J. van Heekplein. Stroll along market stalls full of sweet smelling flowers, food stands with tasty international snacks and all sorts of rainbow-colored clothes. Typical Dutch products like Gouda cheese, stroopwafel and haring are also for sale. Just follow the smells to the square and indulge yourself. The market always takes place from 8 am to 5 pm.
The shops in the city centre are open:
* Shopping Evening: every Thursday evening shops are open.
* Shopping Sunday: shops in Enschede are open every Sunday.