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.
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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.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, dozens of merchants display and sell their produce with unrivaled enthusiasm. The products on offer vary from fresh products to fabric, flowers, buttons, perfume and clothing. The fish market on Saturday is famed both nationally and internationally for its diverse produce.
The H.J. van Heekplein is the biggest square in Enschede with a rich and versatile array of shops. Right beneath the square is the biggest underground parking garage in the Netherlands that gives direct access to the city centre, the weekly street market on the H.J. van Heekplein and shopping mall ‘de Klanderij’. This covered passage borders on the H.J. van Heekplein and houses 50 well-known and popular shopping formulas. The lovely architecture makes a visit to de Klanderij very worthwile.