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The website Expat Enschede aims to provide expats with a quick and easy reference guide to local information providers and services which cater to the city’s international residents.

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The website published by Dutch News BV

About Enschede

Enschede, in the region of Twente, is located in the province of Overijssel, close to the German border. The local dialect of Twents is still spoken by some residents.

Enschede has a population of approximately 158,000 people, incorporating 158 nationalities.

With the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede is an important centre of education in the region.

Brief History

The name ‘Enschede’ means ‘near the border’ and dates back to early medieval times. Granted city charter around early 1300s, buildings in Enschede tended to be wooden, as stone was too expensive to transport to the area. Unfortunately a series of fires destroyed large sections of the town in 1517, 1750 and 1862 – earning the locals the nickname ‘Brandstichters’ (arsonists).

Due to its location, Enschede was one of the first Dutch cities to be invaded by German soldiers during WWII. The underground resistance movement saved the lives of many Jewish residents.

The major industry in Enschede until the 1970s was textile production.

More recently, an explosion in a firework warehouse killed 23 people and totally destroyed a neighborhood on 13 May 2000.

What to do

The Rijksmuseum Twenthe is highly regarded by admirers of 18th century art. The history of the region is presented in the exhibitions found in Museum Twentse Welle.

Volkspark is a popular meeting place for local families, and plays host to numerous cultural activities held throughout the year.

Go Planet Parc is an entertainment park, inclusive of bowling, diving, go-karting, ice-skating, and movie-watching facilities.

Join the crowds and watch local premier division football club, FC Twente, play a game at Grolsch Veste stadium.

Getting Around

Local towns are connected by bus services. Trains operate to The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Amersfoot, Hilversum, Apeldoorn, Almelo, Deventer, Hengelo, and Zwolle.

Expat Enschede

The City of Enschede website contains copious information, in English, relevant to people moving to the area (www.cityofenschede.com)

Enhance social connections by joining in one of the regular events held by Expat Center Twente (www.expatcentertwente.com) or the more business-oriented World Trade Centre Twente (www.wtctwente.eu/).

International School Twente, situated in Enschede, incorporates, Prinseschool – a primary school (for children aged 4-12) with an enrolment of approximately 500 children, and, the secondary school at Het Stedelijk Lyceum Zuid, officially opened in January 2012.

Other Cities

Expat Enschede has the following partner websites:

Expat Amstelveen http://www.expatamstelveen.com
Expats in Almere http://www.expatsinalmere.com
Expats in Amsterdam http://www.expatsinamsterdam.com
Expat Arnhem http://www.expatarnhem.com
Expat Breda http://www.expatbreda.com
Expats in Delft http://www.expatsindelft.com
Expats in Eindhoven http://www.expatsineindhoven.com
Expat Enschede http://www.expatenschede.com
Expats in Groningen http://www.expatsingroningen.com
Expats in Haarlem http://www.expatsinhaarlem.com
Expat Hilversum http://www.expathilversum.com
Expat Leeuwarden http://www.expatleeuwarden.com
Expats in Leiden http://www.expatsinleiden.com
Expats in Maastricht http://www.expatsinmaastricht.com
Expats in Nijmegen http://www.expatsinnijmegen.com
Expats in Rotterdam http://www.expatsinrotterdam.com
Expats in The Hague http://www.expatsinthehague.com
Expats in Tilburg http://www.expatsintilburg.com
Expats in Utrecht http://www.expatsinutrecht.com
Expat Wassenaar http://www.expatwassenaar.com


If you want to target Enschede expats with your local goods and services, you the local Expat Enschede service makes the most of your money. This simple website helps you target expats in Enschede directly, without wasting your marketing efforts on national advertising.

If you are a Enschede company, the Expat Enschede website will help you to reach expats from €2 a week.

All sorts of companies can benefit. Think about language schools in Enschede, Enschede rental housing companies, financial planners and removal companies. They can all benefit from the Expats in Enschede website.

Internationals may also be interested in other Enschede companies. What about hiring a car in Enschede or even buying a bike? Expat Enschede can help every sort of company reach the city’s expat households.

Expat Enschede is part of the Dutch News BV group.

Find out more about advertising your Enschede expat serevice by contacting advertising@dutchnews.nl