Hengelo Nightlife Tips by pieter_jan_v
Hengelo Nightlife: 9 reviews and 20 photos
Nacht van Hengelo
The Nacht van Hengelo (The Hengelo Night) is an annual event at the end of May/Beginning of June, when there are several cycling races on a route through center city. At the Market Square next to the finish line there is live music and other activities.
Dress Code: As you are.
Address: Center city
Directions: Market square - Hengelo
Theme: Live Music
Cafe 't Pleintje
't Pleintje is located at one of the busiest locations in Hengelo next to the City Hall.
It is very popular among youngsters.
Address: Burg. Jansenplein 25 - 7551 ED Hengelo Ov
Directions: Just go from the Market Square to City Hall.
Metropool - Hengelo Ov
Metropool is a modern building dedicated to popmusic, housing a big stage (Jupiler Stage), a smaller one (Het Paradijs) and several rehersal rooms. A Grand Café also is part of the building that opened in 2009.
Metropool started after the close-down of Fashion and its successor Babylon. A society was set-up by local pop musicians and their fans to continue concerts for the young. Metropoool was previously housed at the Ariënsschool at the Wemenstraat 38.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
Address: Industrieplein 10 - 7553 LL Hengelo
Directions: Hart van Zuid exit of the Train Station.
Theme: Live Music
In the Beekstraat a new SPACE Cinema opened end December 2003.
During 2004 it has been sold and called UTOPOLIS from that date.
There are 4 halls, all equiped with stage seating and XXXL screens combined with Dolby Digital Surround EX & DTS sound systems.
The main hall has High Definition TV too, to relay pop-concerts, spors or other events and shows.
Well, cinema's are not profitable anymore. In the neighbouring Enschede the last traditional cinema closed and UTOPOLIS turned out to be an utopia.; it closed in September 2006.
2009 update: After a long wait, the cinema opened again in April 2009 and now is called CINEMA HENGELO.
The big hall has now has a three dimensional computer controlled projector.
Address: Beekstraat 41 - 7551 DP Hengelo Ov
Directions: West side street of the Market Square
The Pastoriestraat houses some of the better Hengelo Bars. In the vicinity there is the New York disco.
Directions: Between Brink and City Hall
Cafe 't Neutje is housed in the oldest house (1652) of Hengelo. Each thursdaynight free live music.
Address: Pastoriestraat 14 - 7551 DK Hengelo Ov
Directions: From the Market Square take the Market Street, cross the Willem street and enter the Pastoriestraat. In the middle at your right hand side lies your destination.
RACOON performing at the Hengelo Market Square
The Hengelo Market Square in essence is a dull square with state of the art tiles, 3 pilars with spotlights in between and the Brink tower with advertisement screens and a digital clock that was one step beyond.
Beside the local market on Wednesdays and Saturdays a couple of times per year the square is transformed into a place with activities like the Tropical Night, Night of Hengelo (bicycle races), Uitmarkt (start of the theater season), a Christmas Market or a Pop concert.
Dress Code: Come as you go.
Address: Markt - Hengelo
Directions: At the Brinktoren.
Theme: Family Spot
The Sky at night
Just discovered this nice Heavens-Above link that shows me the sky at night.
Dress Code: Warm clothes.
Address: Anywhere in Hengelo.
RABO Theater - Hengelo
The RABO Theater is build on the location where the old city theater use to be.
The new building has two halls.
Dress Code: Depending on the show you visit
Address: Beursstraat 44 - 7551 HV Hengelo Ov
Directions: East of the train station
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