"Almelo" Almelo by pieter_jan_v

Almelo Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 88 photos

City History

In the Middle Ages Almelo grew around the House Almelo, located at a country road crossing the small Aa river.

Later the local inhouse textile "industry" grew with the introduction of the steam engine in 1830. Better infrastructure like the Overijssels Kanaal of 1855) and the Salzbergen - Almelo railroad of 1865 started the industrialisation.

In 1960 the city changed due to cheap labour going abroad.

Almelo still has a number of beautiful villa's build for the captains of local industries.

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  • Last visit to Almelo: May 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 18, 2006 at 8:55 AM

    Great tip PJ! It would be fab if all towns gave this traffic information over the internet!


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