Winter Wonderland Enschede 2016

‘Walking in a winter wonderland…’ The Christmas-hit comes to live during the month of December in the city of Enschede. From the 10th of December until the 8th of January, the city centre warmly welcomes you to the activities surrounding our favourite holidays.


Ice rink

Come and have a twirl at the traditional ice rink set up on the Oude Markt, the Enschede’s most iconic square, right in the middle of the city centre. And afterwards you can warm yourself up with a nice hot chocolate milk or mulled wine in the ‘Skate Café’ located right next to the ice rink. When the winter darkness sets in, the Oude Markt will lit up with hundreds of Christmas lights.


Long Lane of Love

Love blooms at the Langestraat, aptly renamed ‘the Long Lane of Love’ during the month of December, complete with hugging trees, a love padlock wall and love quotes. Take a seat with you loved one under the mistletoe on the ‘heart-bench’ and share a little holiday love!


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

The Reindeer family will occupy their usual spot the square in front of city hall at, and they cordially invite you to take a seat in their sleigh for a special Winter Wonderland photo.

But hang on… Is the family complete? Where is Rudy? The youngest of the bunch has quite a mind of his own! You just might run into him on other locations in the city…


Christmas Wishing Tree

New this year is the Christmas Wishing Tree in city hall. Leave your personal wish (or one for someone else) in the tree and you might win one of the four Enschede gift bags (worth € 50,-). One winner will be announced each week.


‘Twentse Ros’ at Stationsplein

A new eye catcher during the Winter Wonderland festivities is a 6,5 meter high ‘Twentse Ros’ decorated with 2400 sparkling LED lights. Het Twentse Ros is a white steed, symbolising the region of Twente.


For a complete overview of all the activities during Winter Wonders go to (only available in Dutch).