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

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. Looking for a tasty and unique gift? The staff at De Leckernij will be happy to assist you by letting you taste the different products they have on offer.


Ice cream parlor van der Poel

An ice-cream from Van der Poel is an experience not to be missed when you are in these parts of the Netherlands. Its fame stretches beyond the borders of the region and the different flavours on offer have won several awards in the last few years. Did someone say Strawberry Cheesecake? And what about Brownie ice-cream? And then there is Stroopwafel; ice-cream flavoured like the famous Dutch cookie. And these are just a fraction of all the sensational flavours you can pick from. No wonder that IJssalon Van Der Poel has been granted the title ‘ice-cream parlour of the year’ twice! The trendy parlour Van Der Poel is located right on ‘de Oude Markt’ a lively square in the city center of Enschede. With room for 60 guests inside and a further 25 seats on the terrace, ice-cream fans will have plenty of room to enjoy the various ice-cream-creations!



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. Right in the middle of the store there is a conveyor belt, showcasing the latest collection of shoes! Combined with the webshop, Sooco has over 1500 shoes on sale from over a 100 fashion brands. Every week they revive their collection with brand new sneakers, boots, pumps, laced-shoes, slippers and sandals. On the top floor of the spacious showroom you’ll find a bar where you can enjoy a nice refreshing drink or perhaps a hot beverage. The skilled crew are happy to give you advice and assist you with finding the right pair of shoes.



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. Brands in the collection at Kikado include Normal Crazy, Billy B., Yest and Diva. They also sell beautiful bags by Noi Noi en Hi-Di-Hi and a wonderful range of colourful scarfs. Come and take a look around this special shop.


Dille & Kamille

At Dille & Kamille 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. Good cooking requires proper kitchen tools. Dille & Kamille has a 1001 handy kitchen tools, baking trays, pans, pots and cookbooks. And good food naturally starts with our food products: pasta, oil, vinegar, herbs and spices, wines, chocolate, liquorice and countless tea blends. With a collection of pottery, porcelain, cutlery, glassware and colourful table linen you can complete your culinary adventure. With the help of candles, scented oil, wicker baskets and wooden chairs you can create a comfy ambience at home. If you want to immerse yourself in a luxurious bath Dille & Kamille has soft and plush towels, delightfully fragrant soaps and gorgeous massaging oils. To decorate your garden, Dille & Kamille has pots and plants as well as gardening tools. Cleaning eco-friendly is possible thanks to our natural soaps and brushes. And for children we have a collection of timeless toys that never go out of fashion as a gift.



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. Or just pop in for a chat. All accompanied by darned good coffee, tea or an organic soda.


Het Gouden Randje

‘Het Gouden Randje’ (lt. the Golden Edge) 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. Whether you want to enjoy some good tea, coffee or cake, you want to surprise someone with a nice gift like different tea-blends or you’re looking for a few one of a kind accessories, het Gouden Randje is the place to be!


The Upperside

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. Currently located at the Upperside: Lunchroom ‘de Broodbode’, Skate Shop Shifty, hairdresser’s Nivo and inspiring work spaces for freelancers.


Bookstore Broekhuis

Four stories with all the books you could wish for; new, antiques and second-hand books. This is a place where you can still 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. You can hand in your second-hand books for sale. Bookstore Broekhuis is also a Tourist Info Point.


Kiefte Vishandel

Kiefte Vishandel is a renowned fish shop in the city center of Enschede. Whether you are looking for a fresh piece of fish to prepare for diner that evening, or perhaps you are ready to try out a famous Dutch delicacy of herring, Kiefte Vishandel has it all!