Hengelo Things to Do Tips by pieter_jan_v
Hengelo Things to Do: 15 reviews and 39 photos
Global Kasbah - Hengelo
5 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
12 Legends of Motown, Metropool
20 Wedding Event, Creatieve Fabriek
25=26; 30=31 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater
1 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater
2 Coast to Coast, Rabotheater
7 Beatle mania, Metropool
7 Paul de Leeuw, Rabotheater
9 Single Party, Dux
9 Carnaval parade by night
10 Carnaval parade
13 Soul Celebration, Rabotheater
17 Mineralogica, Van der Valk Hotel Hengelo
17 Record fair, Metropool
21 Robert Cray, Metropool
22 Frank Boeijen, Rabotheater
23 Swingnight, Rabotheater
1 Rowwen Hèze, Metropool
7 Ultimate Eagles, Metropool
8=9 BLØF, Rabotheater
20=21 Nathalie Baartman
22 Golden Earring, Rabotheater
27 Motown Head, Rabotheater
30 Swingnight, Rabotheater
3=7 't Stork'n nus, Rabotheater
6=7 Museum Weekend
7 Half Marathon
12 Nits, Rabotheater
13 Sandra van Nieuwland, Metropool
13 Twente Asperge Tour 2013
18 Tuindorp Eeuwig Jong, C.T. Storkplein
19 Abba Gold, Metropool
20 Bridge drive, Center city pubs
21 Esrein markt
21 Ronde van de Tuindorpvijver
27 Swingnight, Rabotheater
27-30 Orange Fair, town center
28 Boekenmarkt Tuindorp
30 Queensday fleamarkets & festivities
1 Orange Fair, town center
2 Street soccer, Market square
15 Leids Cabaretfestial, Rabotheater
17=20 Pinksterfeesten Beckum
25 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen
25 Nielson, Metropool
31 Nacht van Hengelo, bicycle race, market square
3=6 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
8 FBK Games, FBK stadium
8 Amsusing Hengelo, Center
9 Twent Special Beer Festival
16 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
20 Rotary Street Soccer
22 Midsummerlight Festival
29=30 Braderie Weemenstraat
22 Swingnight, Rabotheater
13 Tropical Dance night, market square
13-14 Open NK Beach Soccer
10 Grolsch Market Concert
18 Kunst in de tent (Art in the tent)
22=25 Jeu de Boules games, city center
23=25 Volksfeesten Oele
26=20 Zwemvierdaagse Tuindorpbad
31 Kunstmarkt Hasselo
7 Summer Square Pop Festival
14=15 Open Monuments Day
15 Fashion event
18-22 Lambertus Fair
11 Hengelo Blues Night
16 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station
Address: Hengelo Ov
Phone: +31-74- 2501080
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.
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 Kubical 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, Ksabah section.
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.
Visit the Historical Museum. It's a small but interesting place.
Tu/Fr: 10AM - 5PM
Sa/Su: 2PM - 5PM
Entrance: Euro 2.00
Address: Beekstraat 51 - 7551 DP Hengelo Ov
Directions: Side street of the Market square.
HEIM - Entrance
From July 2006 the HEIM Museum is at a new location in the former Wilhelminaschool at the Industriestraat.
You will find 100 years of local industrial history here. Clothing industry, Stork and Heemaf and many more.
Tu-Fr: 11AM - 5PM
Sa-Su: 2PM - 5PM
Entrance: Euro 7.00
Address: Industriestrat 9 - 7553 CK Hengelo Ov
Directions: 2 blocks South of the Main Train Station at Hengelo.
Follow signs "P&R". Free parking just South of the museum.
The Kermis (Fair) has challenging attractions for adults, but just as many for the children.
Address: Market square - Hengelo Ov
Merry go round at high altitude!
Twice a year, around Queensday 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.
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