Almelo has many old buildings that are a reminder of Twente's past textile industry. It makes a visit to this city even extra special! You might want to visit the Bolletje historic bakery museum or see the inside of the beautiful Huize Almelo castle. Almelo offers many events throughout the year. And fans of football might want to watch a game of Heracles Almelo.More information
Towns & Villages
The Twente textile industry never managed to get a grip on this town. The picturesque town of Ootmarsum boasts a nostalgic centre with surprising litte shops and lovely houses. The 355 hectare large nature area Springendal is located north of this small town. Springendal is a fine green area, perfect for hiking and cycling.
There's plenty of beautiful scenery in this little town. The flora and fauna is simply stunning! This will become particularly eveident when you visit the water and experience park. A fun day out for the entire family is the Museum Buurtspoorweg. Here you can hop on an old steam train and travel through railway history.
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This German town is just on the other side of the border. From far away you will spot the signature building of this town: Bentheim Castle. This centuries-old building can be visited and explored, but its garden is most certainly worthwhile too. The town is primarily known as spa, due to the many sulphur springs in and around town. Since it is a state-approved spa, it has the term 'Bad" (German for 'spa') in its name.
Like the Twente region, the town of Gronau expanded due to the textile industry. The impressive buildings from this era are still part of the town centre. Gronau has a compact shopping centre with a variety of shops. The town also boasts the necessary facilities for one's creature comforts, including restaurants, bars and terraces. A fine town park with a small zoo is located in the middle of town.