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Carnaval - Hengelo - Hengelo

Carnaval - Hengelo

Carnaval at 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:
-De Windbuuln
-De Noorkermennekes
-De Deurtrappers
-De Weidemennekes
-Altijd Dorst

Address: Hengelo

Directions: City center

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  • Written Mar 1, 2014
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Carnaval Parade at night - Hengelo - Hengelo

Carnaval Parade at night - Hengelo

Carnaval Parade at night

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.

Address: Hengelo

Directions: City center

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 28, 2014
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Global Kasbah - Hengelo - Hengelo

Global Kasbah - Hengelo

2014 City Activities

JANUARY
4 Led Zeppelin Experience. Metropool
4 Deep River Quartet, Rabotheater
11 Chess tournament, Jan Krul
18 Dutch Eagles, Rabotheater
18&19 Fleamarket, Hazemeijer
24 CCR Tribute, Metropool
25 Nina Hagen's Wild Romance, Metropool
25 Swingnight, Rabotheater
25&26 Wedding Event, Hazemeijer
31 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater

FEBRUARY
1,2,5,6&7 Hengelose Revue, Rabotheater
7 Van Dik Hout, Metropool
8 Men of Soul, Metropool
9 Mineralogica, Hotel Hengelo
15 The Pink Floyd Sound
16 Record&CD Fair, Metropool
22 Swingnight, Rabotheater
22 Sweet Soul Music. Rabotheater
28 Carnaval parade by night
29 Carnaval parade
22 Swingnight, Rabotheater
22 Sweet Soul Music. Rabotheater

MARCH
1-5 Carnaval
9 Rowwen Hèze, Rabothater
21 Boudewijn de Groot, Rabothater
22 Miss Montreal, Metropool
28 Doors, Metropool

APRIL
5&6 Museum weekend
9 ABBA Gold, Rabothater
19 Bob Marley Tribute, Metropool
19 Swingnight, Rabotheater
21 Esrein markt
26 Kingsday fleamarkets & festivities
27 Boekenmarkt Tuindorp
29&30 Orange Fair, Center
30 Bootleg Sixties, Rabotheater

MAY
1-4 Orange Fair, Center
15 Hans Liberg, Rabotheater
23 Edwin Evers band, Rabotheater
24 BAM Festival, Pr. Bernhardplantsoen
24 Swingnight, Rabotheater
28 Daniël Loheus, Robotheater

JUNE
2-5 Avondvierdaagse walks HWU, suburbs and Market
8 FBK Games, FBK stadium
15 Art Market Tuindorp, Tuindorp
22 Flea market, Agathaplein
28 Swingnight, Rabotheater

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER
13 ABBA Gold, Metropool
13&14 Open Monuments Day
17-21 Lambertus Fair
26 ABC, Metropool

OCTOBER
2 Colin Blunstone, Metropool

NOVEMBER
15 Arrival of Sinterklaas, train station

DECEMBER
5 Sinterklaas

Address: Hengelo Ov

Phone: +31-74- 2501080

Website: http://www.bureauhengelo.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 25, 2013
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Elsbeek - Hengelo - Hengelo

Elsbeek - Hengelo

Walking along the Elsbeek

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.

Website: http://www.wrd.nl/projecten/alle_projecten/elsbeek-terug-driene

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  • Updated Jun 18, 2013
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Startpoint Nieuwstraat - Hengelo

Startpoint Nieuwstraat

Walk the FBK World record route

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.

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2013
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The orange carpet leading to BAM - Hengelo

The orange carpet leading to BAM

BAM Festival

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.

Website: http://www.bamfestival.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 25, 2013
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Kasbah Hengelo - Hengelo

Kasbah Hengelo

Piet Blom museum

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.

Opening hours:
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.

Phone: +31-74-8502703

Website: http://www.pietblommuseum.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 3, 2013
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MHHK - Hengelo - Hengelo

MHHK - Hengelo

Virtual Hengelo Museum

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.

Website: http://www.mhhk.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 29, 2011
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Histroric Museum - Hengelo

Histroric Museum

Historical Museum

Visit the Historical Museum. It's a small but interesting place.

Opening hours:
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.

Phone: +31-74-2594216

Website: http://www.oaldhengel.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2010
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HEIM - Entrance - Hengelo

HEIM - Entrance

Industrial Museum (MOVED!)

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.

Visiting hours:
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.

Phone: +31-74-2430054

Website: http://www.techniekmuseumheim.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2010
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