Enschede is a versatile city with a wide range of things to do on a day out. You’ll find a complete offer in the area of recreation, going out and leisure. That Enschede is an active city is reflected in the number of sport and recreation accommodations. There are numerous ways to be healthy and active: from scuba diving to water skiing, from bowling to ice skating to canoeing. You can do it all in Enschede!
Throughout the city there are several location where you can get the most important information about visiting the city of Enschede. City maps, flyers for the city’s tourist high-lights, city-walks, the activity-calendar and cycling-routes. All this information can be found at the special Tourist Info Points.
Enschede is one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands. Many of the parks that are situated throughout the city were realized by the former textile producers. For anyone that is looking to unwind and leave the city behind them, nature is always close by in Enschede. In the vicinity of the city, cyclists and hikers will find tranquillity and space. At the Tourist Info Enschede you can purchase several cycling and hiking routes that will take you on a tour of the surprising architecture, historic landmarks and the beautiful coulisse-landscape Enschede and its surroundings have to offer.
Right on the fringe of Enschede, where the urban area ends, a remarkable and diverse landscape begins with several hiking- and cycling routes. One of the many exploration routes around Enschede is ‘Rondje Enschede’(lt; ‘around Enschede’). An adventurous hiking- and/or cycling route of approximately 52 km around Enschede, crossing right through the green ‘lungs’ of the city.
There are several activities and things to see along the route. It connects significant resting points and stops with each other like for example a tea garden, a ‘Klimbos’ (lt; climbing forest), a fishing pond and art galleries. You can discover these unique spots, exceptional activities and beautiful stops during your round of Enschede.
Whether it’s summer or winter, you’re young or old, want to swim, hike, cycle or have a barbeque, recreational park ‘het Rutbeek’ offers activities or relaxation in as many options as there are people.
Originally ‘het Rutbeek’ was a quarry for sand. When this site was depleted it was transformed into a diverse area of 120 hectares with woodland, water with beaches and sunbathing grasslands, meadows and recreational facilities.
Recreational park het Rutbeek offers several activities throughout the year, catered to all ages, like scuba diving, fly boarding, cycling, canoeing, sailing, bouldering, mountain biking, paintball, ice skating, skiing, surfing, kites, hiking, water-skiing/wakeboarding, swimming and several playgrounds for children.
Whether it is about the regular beer bottle, the swing-top bottle, the commercials or the characteristic pilsner-taste, for nearly four centuries, Grolsch has had its own, independent take on beer. Want to discover all about it? Then make a visit to the brewery of Grolsch for the Grolsch Brewery Tour.
The Grolsch Brewery Tour is a personal excursion of the beer brewery with the help of a professional guide. You get to see, smell ánd taste all the aspects of brewing beer. You’ll discover all about Grolsch; the rich history, the craftsmanship of then and now, the brewing and bottling of beer and the characteristic commercials.
Go Planet Parc is the biggest entertainment boulevard of North-East Netherlands. The invitingly situated park is located between the FC Twente stadium and the ice skating ring ‘IJsbaan Twente’ and right next to Enschede Drienerlo train station.
On the park you’ll find an extensive range of options to have an exiting day, afternoon or evening. Go Planet Parc houses a concert hall with fantastic acoustics, a movie theatre with ten screens, an indoor kart track, a scuba tower, a range of lively restaurants and bars and much more!
An excursion of the Grolsch Veste is a chance to take a look at what goes on behind the scenes and have a taste of the atmosphere at Football Club Twente.
Experience what it feels like to walk through the field tunnel and visit the FC Twente dressing room. The one-and-a-half hour excursion includes the following; reception, handing out the FC Twente Tour-pass with key-cord, FC Twente introduction film, coffee and/or tea, tour of the stadium and a little gift of FCTwente.
It is also possible to have a kids birthday party at the Grolsch Veste. Specially for children from five years FC Twente offers a package including a tour, reception, key cord with FC Twente Tour-pass, introduction film, a puzzle quest throughout the stadium and a present for the birthday boy or girl! The attending children receive a little gift as well in the FC Twente Fanshop when showing their Tour-passes. Also provided are drinks and crisps at the end of the puzzle quest.
Get on board an authentic steam engine train and relive days gone past on the tracks of the Museum Buurtspoorweg (MBS). Between Haaksbergen and the village of Boekelo lies a 125 year old railway track, spanning across the beautiful landscape of Twente. A palpable memory of the days where Twente transported coal, salt, different goods and passengers mainly by train. The museum cherishes more memories of that time with classic carriages and locomotives and a train station dating back to 1884 with a railway turntable, workshop and an engine hangar. The train driver, firemen and conductors are all dressed in the traditional old style. The MBS organizes several events like lunch- and diner rides, the Autumn Stream Day and wintertime ‘stampot’ (traditional Dutch mashed potato stew) rides. To cater to the younger train enthusiasts there are Lego and Meccano Train Days and Thomas the Tank Engine is a regular visitor of the museum!
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