A fun way to explore the city or to move around fast, easily and efficiently is by bike, just like the locals do! Cycling is a typical Dutch pastime. Special bicycle lanes make cycling in Enschede safe and pleasant. You just have to take a look around to see how many people move around by bike.


Want to explore the city and its surroundings by bike? Go to Rondje Enschede.


In the city centre there are two guarded bicycle shelters where you can park your bicycle for free. There is one beneath department store V&D on the H.J. van Heekplein (capacity for 1100 bicycles) and one at intersection de Graaff (capacity 650 bicycles).


Opening hours H.J. van Heekplein shelter

–          Monday to Wednesday and Friday 8.00 to 19.00 o’clock

–          Thursday 8.00 to 22.00 o’clock

–          Saturday 8.00 to 18.30 o’clock

–          Shopping Sunday 11.00 to 18.00* o’clock


Opening hours de Graaff

–          Monday to Wednesday 8.30 to 18.30 o’clock

–          Thursday to Saturday 8.30 to 5:00 o’clock

–          Shopping Sunday 12.00 to 18.00* o’clock


* Every first Sunday of the month is ‘Shopping Sunday’. Most of the shops in the city centre are opened from 12:00 to 17:00 o’clock


There’s a 24 hour bicycle shelter underneath the newly build Willem Wilminkplein, next to the train station. This shelter is guarded by cameras and offers space to 520 bicycles, and can be expanded to 700 spaces during events.


Below the NS train station there is a paid guarded bicycle shelter. To park your bicycle for a day you pay € 1,20. You can also purchase a card for the entire year for € 99,-.


Bike-rental and –repair

You don’t own a bicycle or did yours break down? At the following locations you can rent a bike or get it repaired. Have fun cycling!


De Graaff/De Versnelling
Brammelerstraat 3
7511 JK Enschede
+31 (0)88-4306310

website (only available in Dutch)


Fietspoint/NS Enschede Central Station
Stationsplein 33
7511 JD Enschede
+31 (0)53-4322792


Ten Tusscher
Oldenzaalsestraat 340
7523 AJ Enschede
+31 (0)53-435 82 19

website (only available in Dutch)