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Enschede Fan Meeting Point ✨

The celebrations will be in full swing on Sunday at the beautiful Volkspark, a popular local spot for walks and picnics. Come join the fun, meet fellow fans and get in the matchday spirit!

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More about Volkspark 🌻

This iconic, lovely oasis in Enschede covers 15 hectares and was set up as a park way back in 1872! Currently it hosts local art exhibitions, Easter and Halloween fairs and fitness activities.

Fan Meeting Point - Key facts 💡

🎫 Entry: Free entry, everyone is welcome. No ticket required!
📍Location: Volkspark
🪑Seating: You can find a range of seating options including picnic tables and a lounge area.
🕛 Opening hours: 18 June 10:00 - 16:00

 

Here’s an idea of everything you can expect to find when you arrive 🙂

🎶 Enjoy live entertainment from DJs and MCs
⚽ Test out your skills with fun football activities
⛅ Relax and soak up the atmosphere in the festival lounge area
🤳 Snap some pics with the official trophy!
🍕 Grab a bite to eat or drink

Food and drink 🥤

A variety of food and drink, including alcohol, will be available to purchase. You’ll find a selection of treats including loaded fries, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, soft drinks, beer and wine.

Payment options 💳

You can pay with cash in EUR, as well as all major debit and credit cards, including contactless payments, ApplePay and GooglePay.

Getting to the Fan Meeting Point⬇️

By walking 🚶

Volkspark is about 1.3km from the Enschede city centre. If you walk and get your steps in, it’ll take about 15 minutes.

By bus 🚍

You can take bus 1 from Enschede Central station for a short ride of about two minutes. From there it’s 150m to reach the entrance of the park.

From the Universiteit Twente Park+Ride 🅿️

If you’ve reserved a parking spot for either of the matchdays in Enschede, there will be shuttles running to take you from the Park+Ride to the Fan Meeting Point. More details can be found on the FC Twente Stadium page.

📍 Pick-up point: Universiteit Twente Park+Ride (See city map below)
📍 Drop-off point: In front of the entrance to Volkspark
🕧 Frequency: Every 15 minutes
📅 Date and time: 18 June 9:00 - 12:00

 

Getting to the stadium from the Fan Meeting Point ⬇️

By bike 🚲

If you want to get around in true Dutch style, you can follow the designated path and cycle 20 minutes to the stadium. There are two bike parking facilities at the stadium. Have a look at the stadium map to locate them.

By shuttle 🚌

Shuttle will be running every 5-20 minutes from Volkspark to the stadium before the matches only. The journey will take approximately 15 minutes and will drop you off close to the stadium entrances. Here are the details:

📍 Departure point: Outside Volkspark
📍 Drop-off point: Roundabout next to the stadium entrances
🕧 Frequency: Every 5-20 minutes
📅 Date and time: 18 June 12:00 - 13:30

By train 🚆

Walk about 650m (9 minutes) or take bus 1,7 or 62 for about 2 minutes to Enschede Central station. From there, take the train to Enschede Kennispark (5 minutes) for the stadium.

About Enschede🏙️

With its 160,000 inhabitants, Enschede is the urban heart of the eastern Netherlands. The city is home to more than 150 nationalities and is one of the greenest places in the country. The universities, conservatory, art academy and international schools attract thousands of students every year. In fact, nowhere else in the Netherlands do so many people start their own businesses and more than 2,200 start-ups have been established in Enschede. 🤩

It is also a city with a rich textile past; indeed, it was a world leader in the field in the early 20th century. Although the textile industry has since disappeared, the cultural heritage from Enschede's industrial revolution remains today and throughout the city you can find examples of former textile factories that have been repurposed. 🧵

(Photo by Christopher Lee - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Lee - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Top things to do 😎

1. Rent a bike or stroll through Rondje Enschede 🚲

On the other side of the city’s urban areas, you’ll find the beautiful paths of the eastern side of the Netherlands. The Rondje Enschede is an adventurous walking and cycling route around the city, right through Enschede's greenest areas and along its lush outskirts. The route has a length of 40km around Enschede (52km including nearby Boeklo).

2. Check out the Roombeek district 🎨

Located just north of Enschede city centre, this district has been thoughtfully rebuilt since 2000 with exemplary urban buildings. Now an inspiring new urban neighbourhood, you can take in the modern architecture, art and cultural heritage in a dynamic environment and innovative space.

Photo Rob Baas
3. Visit the famous synagogue 🕍

Built in 1928, this richly historic building remains an architectural jewel to the city and a place of worship. The synagogue complex can be recognised by its three distinctive copper domes and attracts thousands of local and international visitors each year as a venue for concerts, lectures and exhibitions.

Photo Herman Gerrits
4. Take a stroll through Het Volkspark🌿

Het Volkspark is the oldest Volkspark in the Netherlands and is also the location for the first football match to be played in the country! The park was established partly through the bequest of Hendrik Jan van Heek in 1872. It's a popular local spot to enjoy a walk or a picnic with its stunning greenery and lily pond.

5. Explore Boeklo 🚂

This small town is only about 20 minutes by taxi from Enschede and is a charming place to visit in its own right. It retains some old traditions, and you can even take a ride on the charming old steam train to be transported back through time!

6. Take a stroll through Oude Market 👣

This marketplace is the perfect central spot to enjoy some food and drinks and take in the top landmarks of the city. From here you can also easily wander through the side streets of the city centre.

Photo Rob Baas

Places to stay 🏨 

You have plenty of accommodation options whether you want to stay in the heart of the city or a quieter spot away from the centre. You’ll find a variety of mid-range hotels suitable for friends, couples and families, plus bed and breakfasts and luxury offerings. As accommodation will fill up quickly closer to the matches, be sure to book as far in advance as possible (which will also help to get the best deals).

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📍City centre

In Enschede, you will find a bustling, dynamic and hospitable city centre complete with plenty of leisure offerings and places to stay. There are an extensive range of dining options, events, culture, and shops within easy reach.

📍City outskirts

If you're looking for adventure, you can experience the ultimate outdoor feeling and choose accommodation surrounded by forests and countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can find cosy country rooms in converted farmhouse buildings and take in the peace and tranquillity.

📍 Hengelo

You can also check out options in nearby Hengelo where you’ll find similar offerings. The city is just next to Enschede and is only 7 minutes away by train.

University Twente

Food & drink 🍹

Enschede offers a great variety of food options – whether you want a low-key pub or a three-course meal, you can find lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. The nightlife in the city is also varied and fun! Try out the casino, play some pool, go to a retro-style arcade, or enjoy a relaxed evening in a pub.

Top tip

Check out Enschede’s official food & drink page for all the best eats in the city and for the night owls, Enschede’s nightlife page has all the info on the top places to go. 🎉

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Good to know 🚨

Local emergency services

Sometimes unforeseen accidents happen. We want you to stay safe in the Netherlands so if you find yourself in an emergency of any kind, immediately contact 112 and you will be connected with an operator who will dispatch the appropriate fire, ambulance or police services.

Tourist info

With so many things to do and sights to explore in our host cities, be sure to follow their official social media accounts, @enschede for regular updates and inspiration for your trip.