Cycling

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 three guardes bicycle shelters where you can park your bicycle for free. There is one beneath the H.J. van Heekplein (capacity for 1100 bicycles), one at intersection de Graaff (capacity 650 bicycles) and on beneath the Willem Wilminkplein (capacity 500 bicycles). The Willem Wilmink shelter is guarded by cameras.

 

Opening hours H.J. van Heekplein shelter

  • Monday till Wednesday from 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM.
  • Thursday from 8:30 AM till 10:00 PM.
  • Saturday from 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM.

 

Opening hours de Graaff

  • Monday till Sunday, open 24 hours a day.
    Between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM the shelter can only be opened via intercom.

 

Opening hours Willem Wilminkplein

  • Monday till Sunday, open 24 hours a day.
    Between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM the shelter can only be opened via intercom.

 

Below the NS train station there is a paid guarded bicycle shelter. The shelter opens 15 minutes before the first train leaves untill 15 minutes before the last train arrives. During the day, the shelter is guarded from 7:00 AM till 7:00 PM. You can park your bicycle here with an OV-chipkaart (public transport card). On the North- and Westside of the station you find two shelters. These are opened 24 hours a day and are guarded by cameras (capacity 2,000 bicycles).

 

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!

 

Ten Tusscher
Oldenzaalsestraat 340
7523 AJ Enschede
+31 (0)53-435 82 19
website (only available in Dutch)

 

Halfords
Korte Hengelosestraat 19
7511 JA Enschede
+31 (0)53-430 55 10
website (only available in Dutch)

 

Timmerman Fietsen
Deurningerstraat 113
7514 BD Enschede
+31 (0)53-435 31 86