Hengelo Things to Do Tips by pieter_jan_v
Hengelo Things to Do: 18 reviews and 55 photos
Global Kasbah - Hengelo
3 Wibi Soerjadi. RABO Theater
7 Onder het Vriespunt met " Waarvan Akte!", Metropool
8 New Year reception, City Hall
10 Bintangs, Metropool
10 Jan Akkerman & Band, RABO theater
10 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
17 Midwinter festival, Beckum
30-31 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
1, 4-6 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
6 Ernst Jansz, RABO theater
7-8 Fleamarket, Hazemeyer
8 Record Fair, Metropool
13 Carnaval parade by night
14 Carnaval parade
19 Javier Guzman, RABO theater
25 Ali B, RABO theater
28 Swing Night, RABO theater
4 Marc Marie Huijbergts, RABO theater
5 Rowwen Hèze, RABO theater
7 Fleamarket, HOV De Eendracht
11 Mathilde Santing, RABO theater
14 Miss Montreal & Band, RABO theater
14 André Manuel, RABO theater
19 Within Temptation, RABO theater
19 Golden Earring unplugged, RABO theater
21-22 ACDA & De Munnik, RABO theater
25-29 STORK Nus revue, RABO theater
15 Van der Laan & Woe, RABO theater
17 Frank Boeijen, RABO theater
18-19 Museum weekend
24 Helligen Hendrik, RABO theater
25 Glennis Grace, RABO theater
25 Swing Night, RABO theater
27 Kingsday fleamarkets & festivities
Orange Fair, Center
29 Jörgen Raymann & Brainpower, RABO theater
Orange Fair, Center
3 Book Market, Tuindorp
8 Golden Earring, Metropool
21 Double Mile run, Center city
22 Blof, RABO theater
24 FBK Games, FBK stadium
26-27 Bert Visscher, RABO theater
30 Swing Night, RABO theater
30 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen
1-4 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
5 Edwin Evers band, RABO theater
5 Nacht van Hengelo Cycle race, Center
21 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
27 Swing Night, RABO theater
27-28 Kunsten op Straat, City Center
30 Flea market, HOV De Eendracht
11 Tropical Dance Night, Center
28-31 Heerlijk Hengelo, City Center
Art market, Hasselo
Open Monuments Day
Lambertus Fair, City Center
14 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station
24 Christmas afternoon, Center City bars
Address: Hengelo Ov
Phone: +31-74- 2501080
The Piet Blom museum opened in February 2013, when the Hengelo Kasbah city quarter was 40 years and was declared a monument. Piet Blom was an architect and one of his city suburb designs has been build at Hengelo and it's called The Kasbah. It was a different concept with family houses being build elevated over a common area, intended for shops, parking and more. Most houses have terrasses with big gardens. Another well known design of him are the Rotterdam Cubical houses.
The museum is an initiative of the Kasbah residents and is housed in the former porter house, a space of 100 square meters.
Mo-Fr: Closed (possibly open after reservation by phone).
Sa-Su: 1PM - 5PM
Address: Voorhof 3A - 7551 JV Hengelo Ov
Directions: Groot Driene city Suburb, Kasbah section.
Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie - Hengelo Ov
Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie is a small cozy museum with an amazing collection of electrical and electronic devices. Once started with a private radio collection, the museum offers everything from the Tesla/Edison era till the first computers.
There are unique machines and parts to admire in the displays of the museum.
Entrance is free and the volunteers at the museum kindly answer all your questions and tell the details about the electronics on displays.
Many of the old equipment is still in operation and will be demonstrated at request.
Summer: We & Sa: 2PM - 5PM
Winter: Sa; 2PM - 5PM
A volunteer gift is appreciated.
Address: Johan Wagenaarstraat 20 - 7557 VH Hengelo Ov
Directions: Klein Driene city quarter. Free parking.
Merry go round at high altitude!
Twice a year, around King's Day (the Orange Fair)and in early Fall (september) the fair returns to the Hengelo center.
The street market is moved and the fair works are in full swing for five days.
Address: Market square - Hengelo Ov
Directions: Downtown, you cannot miss it.
Carnaval - Hengelo
Carnaval at Hengelo starts with the Parade at Friday night.
On Saturday is the big parade in the center of town
Thereafter are several parties and activities organised by the carnaval societies; these are:
Directions: City center
Carnaval Parade at night - Hengelo
The yearly Carnaval at the end of February in Hengelo starts with a nightly parade at Friday night. Once started small with only local participants is grew over the years in a parade that last almost 3 hours with almost 100 different groups.
Directions: City center
Elsbeek - Hengelo
The Elsbeek is a small stream running through the Driene part of Hengelo.
When the Groot Driene suburb was created the old stream was transformed is straight dull ditches, In 2011 and 2012 the Elsbeek and the Swavert pool were renovated and transformed back to a stream with a variety of plants along its sides.
In yhe old town a part of the stream ws almost invisible and hidden. Here, obstacles were removed and the stream was market at some street crossing.
It's nice to walk along the Elsbeek, especial the part were it runs outside the side through farmland and forest.
The surplus water of the Elsbeek is fed South wards via a canal at the Hengelo city limits to new natural water purification ponds near the Twente canal. Also an area for a nice walk.
Address: Driene - Hengelo
Directions: East side of town, the area between the railroads to Oldenzaal and Enschede.
In 2013 the World Record walking route was created in the Hengelo city center by a group of Hengelo shopkeepers. 21 Atletics Word Records are being shown at points in the route.
A route map is available at 21 Hengelo shops.
Some of the records like the 5000 meters running by Kenenisa Bekele are set at the annual Hengelo FBK games, hold at the end of May/beginning of June.
The route will only be maintained from one week in advance of the FBK games through the games weekend.
Address: Inner city
Directions: Start at the Nieuwstraat opposite the train station.
The orange carpet leading to BAM
The BAM Festival is a free annual cultural open air festival, that started in 2008.
In 2007 Matthijs Rolleman took the initiative to organise a cultural festival in the neglected Prins Bernhard park. A year later "BernArt en Music" (short: BAM!) was born and a became a huge succes from the beginning. It's a typical Hengelo event with activities for everybody, from children to their grandparents.
Live music performances are the main ingredient, but there are many activities around the stages. Caro Emerald performed here just before her career started.
The event takes place in the month of May (check the website).
Address: Prins Bernhard Plantsoen - Hengelo Ov
Directions: Opposite the North side of the Hengelo Train Station.
MHHK - Hengelo
Hengelo has a virtual museum: The Museum for Contemporary Hengelo Art with works of more than 50 Hengelo visual artists, who have their own virtual halls.
MHHK was created by artist and designer Ricardo Liong-A-Kong.
The MHHK website has been taken over by the Hengelo municipality in 2005 Hengelo, Ricardo Liong-A-Kong was assigned as curator.
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