Tips from locals

The Korte Hengelosestraat, the Zuiderhagen and the Walstraat are all small streets that follow the former lay-out of the city. In these streets you can enjoy a lovely stroll along the dozens of specialist shops and boutiques, some of which have continued to exist from generation to generation. These streets are well worth a visit for their authentic atmosphere.




De Leckernij is a cheese and nut shop with not only a spectacular range of Dutch cheeses, but also a variety of foreign cheeses that will just hit the spot. Alongside the wide assortment of cheeses you’ll also find a proper selection of freshly roasted nuts. An ice-cream from Van der Poel is an experience not to be missed when you are in these parts of the Netherlands. Did someone say Strawberry Cheesecake?And then there is Stroopwafel; ice-cream flavoured like the famous Dutch cookie. Whether you are looking for a fres piece of pish to prepare for diner, or you want to try out a famous Dutch delicacy of herring, Kiefte Vishandel has it all! Het Gouden Randje is a shop specialised in coffee and tea products, pastry, cake and gifts. Delicious bits and bites, hand picked with love and freshly made can be enjoyed in the cosy tea room or packed to-go. You can also find special and unique gifts at het Gouden Randje.


Not just a shoe store but a Footbar! Sooco is the most surprising and complete multi-brand store in shoe and sneaker fashion. Sooco is both innovative and creative in displaying top-brand shoes. Close to Sooco you find Dille & Kamille. Here you’ll find everything for your home, garden and kitchen. Essential basics and lovely luxury products to indulge yourself or as a present to someone else. Fashion for special occasions and unique people. Colourful, comfortable and distinguished, just a few of the ways in which you can describe the outfits at Kikado. They also sell plus-size clothing.




Looking for that one nearly-unobtainable comic book? A gift for that geeky friend? Or a boardgame to enjoy with friends or family? Comicasa offers a wide range of comics, manga, boardgames, card-games and a broad selection of Pokemon-, Yu-Gi-Oh-, and Magic-cards. The Upperside is a unique collective consisting of young and local businesses in Enschede. Located in one of the most exquisite buildings on one of the most beautiful streets in the city centre, they give the area new vigour and offer starting entrepreneurs a change to successfully start a new business, with a reasonable rent. Bookstore Broekhuis is a place where you can stroll amongst the books. They offer a wide selection of general and science books and (international) magazines, children’s books, classical and pop cd’s, gifts, Moleskine products, greeting cards, agendas and calendars.