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Daytrip in Enschede

The most fun city in the east of the country is clearly Enschede. Not only does this student city have a great range of large and small shops, it has more! The Netherlands’ cosiest terraces can be found in Enschede.

What to do in Enschede?

There is also plenty to do in the east of the country. Whether you want to visit a museum, eat well or get active. We have collected some tips for you!

The Museum Factory

The Museum Fabriek focuses on the history of the textile industry in Enschede. Housed in a former factory, the museum offers visitors the chance to learn about Enschede’s rich history and the role the industry has played in the city’s development. There are changing exhibitions, demonstrations of traditional industrial techniques and a very diverse and surprising collection. For children, there is plenty to discover in the museum factory, thanks to the interactive set-up of exhibitions. For adults, too, the museum’s surprising collection offers plenty of surprise and entertainment.

Laser gaming at Zero55

For those looking for some adventure, Zero55 Lasertag is a fun outing. This is a 300-square-metre indoor laser tag area where you can take part in exciting laser tag competitions. Play in teams against each other, a VIP variant or Last man standing. Zero55’s futuristic decor gives you a real-game simulation. A fun experience, and great to combine with the adjacent kart track with fast electric karts. You’ll find Zero55 in West Enschede near the FC Twente Stadium.

Discover the architecture of Roombeek

In the year 2000, one fireworks factory exploded in Enschede. The Roombeek district was rebuilt after this disaster, full of extraordinary architecture. Discover this hip neighbourhood of Enschede on your own walk, or take a walk led by a specialised guide. The Lonnekerspoorlaan crosses the neighbourhood and provides a nice base for your walk. Along the way, you’ll come across museums and restaurants, such as De Museumfabriek, Het Rijksmuseum van Twente and GastroBar Bij Rozendaal.

Good restaurants in Enschede?

A successful day or a wonderful weekend naturally ends with a tasty dinner. We have selected the best restaurants in Enschede for you, so you can be sure of a great meal!

  1. Steakhouse El Gaucho
    Super tender meat from the grill, in a cosy restaurant with attentive service. That’s El Gaucho. Attention to the food, to the guests and to the atmosphere make El Gaucho an experience you won’t regret for a second. Although tasty grill dishes fill the menu, there is also a good veggie option.
  2. De Twentse Foodhall – Enschede
    The world of culinary surprises, together in one hall. That’s The Twentse Foodhall. A cosy place with something for everyone. Just outside the centre of Enschede, within walking distance, in the old Polaroid factory.
  3. Eetcafe SamSam
    A familiar name in Enschede for decades. Tasty and surprising food. A relaxed atmosphere and slightly different from the standard café menu. Ideal for a meal or a drink before a cultural performance in the Concordia theatre in the same building. But also with children it is a party at SamSam, especially when they are allowed to make their own dessert!

When are you going to Enschede?

Enschede is easily accessible by train and by car. There is plenty to do. So the only question that remains is: When? So, when are you going to Enschede?