Enschede Promotie collaborated with Stadtmarketing Gronau to develop a cycling route between the two cities of Enschede in the Netherland and Gronau in Germany, just across the border. The route leads through both cities, but also along the beautiful nature that spans between them.
Textile is literally woven into the history of Enschede, and forms the bond between this city and the neighbouring city of Gronau. Both cities feature a wide number of locations that have a link with the history of the textile industry and with the future of innovative textile applications.
Cycling the route gives you a view across the border. Along the way you pass historical villas, city-parks founded by the textile lords of old and former textile factories. Grab a bike and discover all about the fabric that makes up the history of these two cities. The route is approximately 30 kilometres long and takes about two hours.
The route can be collected at one of the Tourist Info Points.
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 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.”
Laptops, tablets, smartphones: Today we can connect to everyone, everywhere within a few seconds. Through this global connection we have acces to every recent development and to let our own opinion be heard. Despite this global connection, society seems to disintegrate into several separate clusters that distinguish themselves with ‘indisputable’ stances: Nationalists versus globalists, religion versus atheism, ethnic clashes or just a heated discussion. Polarization can be found on a much greater scale these days. Although we are more connected than ever before, it looks as if we’re not on the same page anymore. OFF-LINE: Are you still connected?
The focus of this evening is on the technological developments in the area of information supply, questioning whether we can look to the future without worry. Are we OFF-LINE as a society?
Lecturers and poets will approach this question from a political, ethical and social stance, after which there is room for discussion on how to counter this dissension. It will be an interesting and interactive adventure filled with provocative lectures and inspiring intermezzi. At the same time, information will be provided about the Veerstichting and how you can enroll as a student for the two-day symposium taking place in September. The event will conclude with an option to socialize while enjoying a drink sponsored by Novel-T.
Want to stay up to date about the lecturers, chair-people and interludes of the night? Check out the Facebook event.
We hope to welcome you to this event, accessible for all students in Enschede!
19:30 entry with coffee and/or tea
20:00 start programme
22:00 conclusion and drinks
When: Wednesday 29 March, 20:00-22:00, entry 19:30.
For who: All students in Enschede
Where: Raadzaal Enschede (Langestraat 24) close to de Oude Markt
Costs: Nothing at all!
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).
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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.