Enschede is an innovative and ambitious sports city and was named Sports City of the Year twice. The city has a fantastic climate for sports and excellent facilities like an ice skating ring, three swimming pools, an outdoor swimming pool, several sports fields and halls, an athletics track, several facilities for water-sports and even a ski-slope on recreational park ‘het Rutbeek’.
The vast green areas surrounding Enschede offer perfect conditions for a range of outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, running, mountain biking and golfing.
Top class sports is also well represented in Enschede. Every year thousands of participants and visitors come to the city to visit international sport events like the Enschede Marathon and the Military Boekelo-Enschede Equestrian Competition. The local Football Club Twente is the pride and joy of the football community in the area. The club plays at the highest level in the national championship and won the championship in 2010.