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City of Enschede

Enschede, where the sky’s the limit

Enschede is the vibrant cosmopolitan heart of the eastern Netherlands. The town is full of life and movement; it’s buoyant, enterprising and energetic. It combines village and town life in its own special way and has plenty of room – both literally and figuratively – for a high quality of life for everybody. The town offers superb facilities, a lively centre, and fascinating neighbourhoods.

Premier sport in Enschede

FC Twente – Dutch football league champions in 2010 – are Enschede’s sporting pride. In the impressive stadium their supporters make a treat of every home game. Winning the national league championship in 2009-2010 was the peak of sporting achievement, making FC Twente an ideal ambassador for the city.
But there’s a lot more premier sport to experience here. Major events such as the Enschede marathon, the Singelloop race and the Military horse trials attract many thousands to the town again and again.
Enschede also has a flourishing sports scene in a wider sense. In addition to the many facilities and associations in every neighbourhood, the green and varied surroundings provide an ideal arena for recreational sport. Walkers and cyclists, as well as mountain bikers and in-line skaters, will find all the y need here.

Facts & figures

  • About 158,000 inhabitants (a quarter of the population of the Twente region)
  • 11th largest city of the Netherlands
  • Enschede has twice been Dutch Sports Town of the year
  • The region flourished – particularly with the textile industry in the early 20th century; since then it has become more of a service town
  • Central position in the Dutch-German Euregio
  • Enschede has 195 sports associations
  • 75% of Enschede inhabitants take part in sports
  • 66% get sufficient exercise
  • Sports associations and their many activities also have an important social function

More information: www.enschede.nl