"ALDENSEELEN" Oldenzaal by pieter_jan_v

Oldenzaal Travel Guide: 93 reviews and 214 photos


Oldenzaal already was known in 806 as the town of Aldenseelen.
De construction of the St. Plechelmus basilic was started in 954 and this church stayed the center of the city.
Oldenzaal, although not situated at a waterway, was a Hanze town and so connected to the other trade cities.


Oldenzaal is also known as Boeskoolstad.

This is celebrated during the carnaval in February and the "Boeskooldagen" in August.

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  • Pros:Cozy bars
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Historic town in the East
  • Last visit to Oldenzaal: Dec 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Great photos!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    That's cool PJ! :o) I think I will need to be very, very careful of your camera when we visit lol ;o) Good stuff!! xx

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Very nice Mini meet pic's with John P J

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Aiming to arrive Wednesday evening and have nothing particularly planned and so if you fance meeting up for a beer/bite to eat on Thursday or Friday evening?? Cheers, John.

  • Jun 26, 2005 at 2:19 AM

    Hi PJ! Nice page here :)) Tankenburg looks like a great place for a hike!

  • PeteNL's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2005 at 3:48 AM

    Great page PJ! Know a lot of the places, interesting to see steamtrains and Van Marle's shop (for me as a hobby railway-er) on your list too! P.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2005 at 12:16 PM

    Oldenzaaaaaal!!! Gaaaaaf! Gosh, moet ik toch even een traantje wegpinken nu ik mijn oude woonplaats zie. Mooie foto's Pieter Jan! :-)) Looking forward to more! :-))


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