"HENGELO, The place where I live" Hengelo by pieter_jan_v

Hengelo Travel Guide: 172 reviews and 496 photos

Metal City
Many tracks leading to ...

Welcome to Hengelo, the industrial city of Twente. When you arrive by train you are in the heart of the city. By car Hengelo is easy reached via the A1 highway exit 30. There are also exits from the the A35 highway (leading to the neighbouring town of Enschede) to Delden, Haaksbergen and the Hengelo-Zuid industrial area. At the A1 direction Oldenzaal and Germany there is another exit (31) leading to the Hasseler Es, Deurningen and Twente Airport.

Welcome to Hengelo

For actual data goto the Hengelo start page.

The latest cultural news is at the Bureau Hengelo - Events-page.

There you will find all links, including this one that will bring you to the interactive city map.

The latest development plan: Hart van Zuid.

Hengelo-o-o performed by Jeffrey Spalburg

This page is combined with my HASSELO-page.

Destinations In & Around Hengelo
-De Belder
-Kasteel Twickel

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No hassle
  • Cons:150 km from Amsterdam
  • In a nutshell:Metal City
  • Last visit to Hengelo: Jan 2015
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2015
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  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Hengelo must be an awesome place to live Pete, Amsterdam is very expensive by European standard but worth visiting for few days to see the different part of Europe! Germany is one great nation , France too! But of course on my list also includes London, Austria and Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Luxembourg ....

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Aug 9, 2014 at 4:05 AM

      It is (as long as we have a good highway and train connection to Amsterdam). PJ

  • rosata's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I enjoyed reading your tips about Hengelo, Pieter. Thanks!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Hello, Pieter! Thanks for your useful tips! It's always nice to read them! ><><><><><><

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Hi PJ thanks for pointing out the wrong railway station pic - bit of mis-filing on my part.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    What a nice place to be. The Hunkerbunker apartment has a unique name. YOu have done a great job of presenting this town and sites to us.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    nice tips on your hometown Pieter. i loved the ducks finding protection near humans :-) great tips on restaurants.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Thanks for visiting our Netherlands travel page and thanks for the information you provided. Have a wonderful day! ~ho & pang

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Hi Pieter, I liked your tips. You are living in a nice place.

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    so much variety in food; I don't think I visited Hengelo, (yet)

  • Rixie's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 6:55 AM

    Ha ha. K likes the line, "You've got to pick them up just to say hello."

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