Thursday the 16th of June, Hampshire Hotel de Broeierd will get a visit from quite a special employee; Robot Hugo. This 57 cm tall and charming robot is on tour and is making the acquaintance of his colleagues in Enschede. Hampshire Hotels have a special scoop in the Dutch Hotel branche by introducing this hotel-robot. Hugo speaks nineteen different languages, has special facial recognition software, greets visitors and provides assistance at the check-in desk.
For more information, visit the Hampshire Hotel website.
For the first time, in the almost 70 year history of the Enschede Marathon, a woman was the first to cross the finish line before the men. Sarah Jebet from Kenia was the winner in the over-all rankings of the marathon held on Sunday the 17th of April, and even established a new course-record, finishing with a time of only 2 hours, 27 minutes and 59 seconds.
This year the organisation chose to put the spotlight on female runners. It was a bit exciting whether or not a female runner would also be the winner, after the Dutch (male) runner, Erik Sanders, had been in the lead with a 1,5 minute lead. But during the second leg of the race, the females slowly but surely caught up.
Next to the main event, there also were a Kids Run of 1 kilometre, and 5 and 10 kilometre adult runs, as well as half a marathon distance. The weather conditions were favourable; overall dry conditions and not too warm, allowing the runners to achieve some impressive results.
The overall rankings of the Enschede Marathon can be found on their website.
Source: the Twentse Courant Tubantia
45 students originating from 16 different countries dug into questions posed to them by businesses during the Challenge Day. The students worked together in teams composed of various disciplines, handling questions from companies such as Tauw, Dealerdirect, Kobate, GPI Consultancy and Yalp. The team from Dealerdirect won the challenge with their idea of using an app to trace vehicles abroad. This way, it is easier to check if a vehicle has been delivered to the buyer abroad. The team won 500 euros with their concept.
International students who stay to work in the Netherlands after graduating, offer a golden opportunity for the region. They bring an experience and a network and have knowledge about doing business in the Netherlands and the Dutch culture. Therefor it is important to bind these international talents to the region.
This week, approximately 1200 (international) students worked on dozens of questions originating from several businesses. A jury, consisting of regional businesses, chose the virtual tour that DEMCON can deploy at congresses, as the winning solution. With the so called Virtual Information Point (VIP) a visitor can explore the core business of DEMCON and at the same time, DEMCON can gain information about the visitor.
The winning project group consisted of Dutch and German students from different educational directions; Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Business Economics and Industrial Product Design.
During the International Project Week, students from several engineering and business academies ánd high school students work together to find solutions for practical problems presented to them by businesses. These were mainly innovative projects where a fresh look was necessary. Last years results actually lead to innovation and/or improvement with the clients.
During the weekend of the Multicultural Market, the city will be home to worldly sounds, smells and colours. Go on an exotic journey and experience different cultures. Music, song, dance, folklore, fashion shows, workshops and food; taste the atmosphere of a multicultural Netherlands!
Explore the many cultures represented in the Netherlands like Surinam, Brazilian, Italian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Bosnian, Hungarian, Mexican, Philippine and Syrian communities. Take a cultural speed date, discover the oriental way of belly-dancing with Snezhana and participate in the swinging belly-dance workshop ‘Bollywood Al Hayat Dance’.
The Multicultural Market takes place on de Oude Markt, het Ei van Ko, de Van Loenshof and het Zuidmolenplein.
On this Sunday, part of the H.J. van Heekplein will be transformed into a picnic field where you can relax and enjoy a free (non-alcoholic) cocktail and pleasant live music.
The picnic field will be about 300m2 and is freely accessible for the (shopping) visitors to the city. Everyone is welcome but there will be limited space available. You can bring your own blanket and picnic basket, but you can also gather your tasty delicacies at the local shops!
Every first and last Sunday of the month, the shops in the city centre of Enschede are opened from 12:00 till 17:00.
As a welcoming shopping city, Enschede offers the most versatile choice of shops in the eastern Netherlands. The street market attracts a lot of visitors every week from the region and from across the German border. The city centre has a lot to offer for a day of shopping. A pleasant mix of department stores, boutiques and catering establishments. Here you will find everything you need in the area of fashion, gadgets, interior and lifestyle.
In need of a refreshing drink or a bite to eat during your shopping spree? Right in de middle of the city centre you’ll find ‘De Oude Markt’; the most convivial public square in the Netherlands. Surrounding the ‘Grote Kerk’ (lt. the Big Church) are several cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. During those hot summer days the terraces are quickly occupied by people enjoying the sun and drinks. In the evening the restaurants and bars offer a great place for socializing and enjoying yourself.
As is the tradition with Grolsch Summer Sounds, party-centre ‘t Bölke will start off this sunny festival with ‘Bölke Open Air’, coming up with spectacular acts and exhilarating music.
With several different artists, surprise acts, glamourous entertainment, a fasion show by Rosee Fashion & Styling, drag queens and DJ’s; DJ Maarten, the Looper Brothers, Martin Rivera, Justin Strikes and a surprise DJ.
Bolke Open Air is part of five, music filled, Thursdays during the Grolsch Summer Sounds. All taking place right in the city centre on ‘de Oude Markt’, one of Enschede’s best known squares. These summer spectacles are free for everyone to attend. The programmes of the other four Summer Sounds are organised by dance-school Rico Latino, Café Rocks, blues club NixenMeer and Vrieler Café and Party-centre.
Enticing rhythms and exhilarating performances will make it IMPOSSIBLE not to break out your dance moves during the Rico Latino Salsa Night at this Grolsch Summer Sounds event!
Next to workshops in salsa dancing and merengue dancing shows, the audience can enjoy several live performances.
Rico Latino is part of five, music filled, Thursdays during the Grolsch Summer Sounds. All taking place right in the city centre on ‘de Oude Markt’, one of Enschede’s best known squares. These summer spectacles are free for everyone to attend. The programmes of the other four Summer Sounds are organised by party-centre ‘t Bölke, Café Rocks, blues club NixenMeer and Vrieler Café and Party-centre.
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Perhaps one of the most commonly known Dutch customs is ‘Going Dutch’. This is a term that indicates that each person participating in a group activity pays for himself, rather than any person paying for anyone else, particularly in a restaurant bill. While considered rude in some countries, it is a common practice in the Netherlands and in Dutch it is called ‘Sam Sam’, not incidentally, this is also a popular bistro in Enschede.
The Korte Hengelosestraat, the Zuiderhagen and the Walstraat are all small streets that follow the former lay-out of the city. In these streets you can enjoy a lovely stroll along the dozens of specialist shops and boutiques, some of which have continued to exist from generation to generation. These streets are well worth a visit for their authentic atmosphere.