UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 (WEURO), or the European Championship Football for women takes place in the Netherlands this year. The Championship matches take place in seven different cities, the city of Enschede included. And not just any match; the semi-final and the final will take place in the FC Twente Stadium. Tickets are on sale here.
You can purchase your tickets online here, or at the FC Twente Fan-shop located at the FC Twente Stadium.
On the 3rd of August, at 18:00 or at 20:45, the semi-final takes place at the FC Twente Stadium. Order your tickets now!
On the 6th of August at 17:00, the final takes place at the FC Twente Stadium. Order your tickets now!
Get into the groove for the semi-final and the final match and visit the fan-zone at the Willem Wilminkplein!
On the 3rd and 6th of August, the semi-final and final of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will take place. Come to the fanzone at the Willem Wilminkplein and get in the mood for that night’s match. There are several activities for all ages, music and of course the opportunity to play a little football. Kicky, the WEURO mascot will also be present for selfies and there will be an opportunity to buy last-minute tickets to the games!
Come along and let’s celebrate!
Enschede Promotie launches a new initiative to provide tourists with information about the city: a Whatsapp service. Visitors and residents can contact the service from Monday to Sunday from 09.00 – 20.00 for various questions and tips about leisure in the city. Enschede Promotie will answer questions in Dutch, German and English as soon as possible.
With this service, Enschede Promotie wants to showcase the city as a welcoming and modern city that provides visitors and residents with information about activities in a variety of options. A service such as this fits with the modern day technology and provides customised information. People can ask, for example, about shopping tips, which events take place during the day in the city or where they can have a bite to eat in the evening.
Enschede Promotie already answers questions on Facebook and their website. With the addition of the Whatsapp service Enschede Promotie hopes to optimise the hospitality and information supply.
The number on which the service can be reached is +31 (0) 658813211
The unique exhibition “In het hart van de Renaissance” (lt. “In the heart of the Renaissance) takes place from the 11th of February till the 18th of June 2017 in the Rijksmuseum Twenthe. From Rafaël to Titiaan and from Bellini to Tintoretto; never before have there been so many works from the masters from the golden years of Italian painters on display in the Netherlands. The majority of paintings in Enschede come from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo museum in the Italian city of Brescia.
In March a delegation of diplomats from over 30 countries, such as Mexico, Canada, Germany and the United States, visited the Rijksmuseum on invitation of the Italian ambassador. They were welcomed by the museum director Arnoud Odding and mayor Onno van Veldhuizen. Special attention was given to the Italian masters Rafaël and Giovanni Battista Moroni.
Van Veldhuizen called the Italian ambassador Andrea Perugini also “an ambassador of Enschede”. Perugini was able to show his country’s art treasures thanks to a cooperation between het Rijksmuseum Twenthe and the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo.
For more information on the exhibition and tickets, visit the website of het Rijksmuseum Twenthe.
The University of Twente and the Embassy for the Twente region in Amsterdam are collaborating to attract students from classes 5 and 6 VWO to continue their studies in Twente. In order to achieve this, a so called “Pop-up University” is being set up where several activities are being organised for specific student groups.
During the year, the University of Twente has two “open-days” where (incoming) students can get to know the University. The number of students attending the University in 2016 has increased with 25% against the previous year. With this increase, Twente University belongs to one of three largest growing University in the Netherlands. The main reason for this increase is the additional inflow of foreign students. From these same numbers, it appears that students from the west of the Netherlands is limited.
“We’ve noticed that students from the west of the Netherlands don’t really focus on other parts of the country such as the east. Which is a shame. Since we have a number of study courses that are not available in the western part of the Netherlands”, says the spokesman of the University of Twente, Erik van Dijk. “With this Pop-up University we try to show the students the possibilities we have in the East-Netherlands.”
The first activity of the Pop-up University will take place at the Twente Embassy located on the Herengracht 450 in Amsterdam. “Right in the city centre, and approachable”, says director Danny the Vries of the Twente Embassy. “At this location, students can have a taste of studying in Twente, close to home. This ties in with what we are trying to accomplish at the embassy here in Amsterdam. To bring Twente closer.”
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.
Every first Tuesday of the month, the Expat Center Twente organises a traditional Meet & Great for expats, at Café Bar Celona in the city of Enschede. From 17:30 to 19:00 they gather with the international community of Twente. This is the perfect opportunity to network and make new friends! Come and share your experiences!
There is no charge to attend, but sign-up is advisory (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Military Boekelo-Enschede ranks among the best equestrian events in the world. Every international competitor and fan of the sport is looking forward to participate in this unique event.
Every year the beautiful landscape of the Twente region forms the stunning backdrop to this top-class event. From all over the world, the best equestrian athletes bring their horses to Boekelo, to participate in one of the world’s best eventing competitions. Visitors, both national and international, travel to Boekelo to enjoy a unique blend of top sport, business and pleasure during the week of the Military Boekelo-Enschede.
For more information and tickets, visit the website of the Military Boekelo-Enschede.
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