Hengelo Things to Do Tips by pieter_jan_v
Hengelo Things to Do: 23 reviews and 74 photos
Walking the Hengelo Ov center
There are a lot of shops, bars and restaurants waiting to be discovered by you.
I recommend to walk as indicated by the map below. It's a route published by Bureau Hengelo, the local tourist office housed at the Library.
Directions: Between market and City Hall
Global Kasbah - Hengelo
6 Midweenterhoarnbloazen, City Hall
7 New Year reception, City Hall
9 André Manuel's Bar & Grill Show, Metropool
13 Hans Liberg, RABO theater
15 Guitar Experience, Metropool
17 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
29&31 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
29 Echo & The Bunnymen, Metropool
30-31 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
31 Record Fair, Metropool
1%4 Street Soccer, Hazemeyer
4&6 Hengelose Revue, RABO theater
6 Jekkers & Jeroen, RABO theater
6 Lucas Hamming, Metropool
5 Carnaval parade by night
6 Carnaval parade
10 André Kuipers Theatercollege, RABO theater
12 Birgit Schuurman, RABO theater
14 Mineralogica, Van der Valk
18 Dutch Eagles, RABO theater
27 Swingnight, RABO theater
9 Van der Laan & Woe, RABO theater
11 Chess tournament, Stork
17 Paul de Leeuw, RABO theater
18 Raccoon, RABO theater
20 Edwin Rutten, RABO theater
23 Eric van Muiswinkel, RABO theater
26 Back to the 90's, Metropool
26 Swingnight, RABO theater
30 Diederik van Vleuten, RABO theater
2 Bootleg Sixties, RABO theater
3 Half Marathon, FBK stadium
7%10 Stork Nus, RABO theater
17 Esrein market
22 Joke Bruijs & Gerard cox, RABO theater
23 U2NL, RABO theater
23 Swingnight, RABO theater
23 Pink Floyd Project, Metropool
25-30 Orange Fair, Center
26 Taptoe, Market
27 Kingsday fleamarkets & festivities
30 Rob de Nijs, RABO theater
1 Book market, Tuindorp
1-5 Orange Fair, Center
6 De Dijk, Metropool
6 Def P, Metropool
7 André Manuel, RABO theater
13 Elvis concert, Metropool
13-16 Beckum festivities
19 FBK Double Mile, Center
21 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen
22 FBK Games, FBK stadium
28 Edwin Evers, RABO theater
31Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs
1-2 The young Ones, RABO theater
3 Daniël Lohues, RABO theater
1&3 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
3 Nacht van Hengelo Cycle race, Center
19 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
25 Swingnight, RABO theater
25-26 Kunsten op straat
1-3 Stoer Voer festival
9 Tropical Dance Night, Center
19-21 Jeu de Boules, city center
26-28 Oele festivities
26-28 Heerlijk Hengelo, Center
3 25 year Jubilee Firemen society
3 Ibiza Sensation
3 Art market, Hasselo
10 Open Monuments
11 Fashion spectacle
14-18 Fair, city center
17-18 Twente Regatta
7 Blues Night
29 ABBA Gold, RABO theater
30 Urban City Run
Conrad Twente Rally
11 Level 41, Metropool
12 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station
18 Audi Tournament
24 Christmas afternoon, Center City bars
Address: Hengelo Ov
Phone: +31-74- 2501080
Hidden between the Pastoriestraat and the Marskant is this old church path to Woolde.
I never had any idea that this path was hidden here, but when I went on tour with a city guide, this little street was the first thing we explored.
Directions: At the rear of the Police Headquarters.
The Kermis (Fair) has challenging attractions for adults, but just as many for the children.
The fair is being held twice a year; at the end of May and in September.
So, a great opportunity to get that special candy.
Address: Market square - Hengelo Ov
Thiemsbrug is the main midtown road crossing. In 2003/2004 a major (re)construction toke place; replacement of sewers, construction of bus lanes and more.
Also some major roads to the the town center are overhauled.
2015 update:The city hall will be extended. This project was due, and it will cost anything between 25 and 40 million Euro's.
Directions: West of the Town Hall
Tuindorp Book market - Hengelo
Each year in the month of May the Tuindorp open air book market is held.
Although books are the majority of merchandise, gardens plants are a part of the market too.
This market is developing and a food and drinks section is growing.
The market times are 10AM - 5PM.
Address: C.T. Storkplein -7553 Hengelo Ov
Directions: Around the Lansink hotel at the Tuindorp city quarter.
Waterstaatskerk - Hengelo Ov
The Waterstaatskerk was build in 1840 as a church by engineers of the Dutch Waterstaat Ministery. The Hengelo building was one of several being constructed from 1824 till 1875. The involvement of the Dutch government was necessary due to a conflict about the ownership of former Catholic churches by the Reformed groups.
The building was used as a church till 1976 and was vacated for the period thereafter.
In 1990 and 1991 a restoration took place and the building is now used by the music school; the building is a National monument.
Address: Deldenerstraat 18 - 7551 AG Hengelo Ov
Directions: Heart of town.
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.
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