Enschede is one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands. Many of the public parks that are situated throughout the city were realized by the former textile producers. For anyone that is looking to unwind and leave the city behind them, nature is always close by in Enschede. For an overview of all the parks in Enschede and how to get there go to this site (only available in Dutch).
In the vicinity of the city, cyclists and hikers will find tranquility and space. At the Tourist Info Enschede you can purchase several cycling and hiking routes that will take you on a tour of the surprising architecture, historic landmarks and the beautiful coulisse-landscape Enschede and its surroundings have to offer.