Planning a Football Trip to Enschede? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets & to the stadium.
Football Trip to Enschede – How to get to Enschede & How to get around
Football Trip to Enschede – Fly to Enschede
Enschede does not have an airport. There are several airports nearby;
• Amsterdam – It’s just over two hours on the train and costs between £20 to £35
Football Trip to Enschede – Travel By Train
The average journey time between London and Enschede is 9 hours and 34 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 11 trains per day travelling from London to Enschede.
Football Trip to Enschede – Travel By Coach
Eurolines provide coaches to Amsterdam from London. They offer an overnight service leaving London around 19.00 and arriving at around 6:00 the next day. They also offer a service leaving at 6:00 and arriving in Amsterdam at 20:15 and another leaving at 10:00 which arrives at 21:45 Tickets start at around £52 each way
Ticket prices for a coach from Amsterdam to Enschede normally start at £13.16 one way but it takes 8 hours so probably best to get the train
Football Trip to Enschede – Travel By Ferry
It takes between 4 and 5 hours to drive to Enschede from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways.
Football Trip to Enschede – Travel Around Enschede
Enschede is a city best explored by bicycle, on foot or by public transportation. Parking spaces can be difficult to find and traffic can be crowded especially during rush hour. The city center is also closed to motorized vehicles.
Football Trip to Enschede – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to Enschede – The Stadium
“Great atmosphere!”, “Impressive!” and “Magnificent!”. Three terms often used when referring to a visit to De Grolsch Veste, home of FC Twente. The Enschede stadium holds more than 24,000 seats, all with an excellent view of the pitch. It’s a proper football stadium that caterers to the needs of the many types of supporters that come and watch our matches.
Actual construction of the stadium began in 1997 when first pile of the new ground, the Arke Stadion, was driven into the ground. In 1998 the stadium was officially opened and it soon became clear that the 13,000+ seats available were not enough to meet the huge demand from sponsors and supporters. Hence the issue of a new extension was soon raised. This was completed in 2008. Enschede could now boast a multi-purpose stadium capable of holding 24,000 people.
In 2011, the stadium was once again expanded to hold a 32,000 capacity home crowd.
Football Trip to Enschede – Getting to the Stadium
De Grolsch Veste is situated right next to Drienerlo train station and also has a bus stop right outside. In addition, there are 1,000 parking spaces around the ground. FC Twente encourages all spectators travelling to their home games to use public transport when doing so. Extra trains are then made available to and from the Grolsch Veste. There is also a free shuttle service to and from the stadium leaving from the main square at the University of Twente.
Football Trip to Enschede – Getting Tickets
You can buy tickets online via the club website.
HotFootballTickets.com – was created to provide Football fans in Europe as well as fans from all over the world an easy and simple way to purchase online from the convenience of their home or Offices, football Tickets at excellent prices with delivery directly to their Home or Hotel.
Buy your football tickets on the official site of LiveFootballTickets.com. We offer tickets for the best matches in England and European leagues online.
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
The schedule for kick-off times in Holland can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Holland page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Enschede – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Enschede – Where to stay
Stay in the centre near the Old Town or near the stadium
Football Trip to Enschede – What else to see & do
When planning a football trip to Enschede it is always good to know what else there is to see and do in the city. Here are a selection of the best things which I found using our sponsor Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet also has maps of the city, details of all the best pubs, bars and restaurants and travel information from the city.
Grote Kerk, Oude Markt. Enschede’s “central church” is also the oldest building of the city, dating from the Middle Ages (1200)
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Lasondersingel 129-131. Tu-Su 11AM-5PM. Large collection of 18th century art along with contemporary art. €4/2,50/Free (Adults/seniors & students/children 18 and under)
Museum Twentse Welle, Het Rozendaal 11. phone: +31 (0)53 4807680. A new museum set in the heart of the modern quarter Roombeek, which was destroyed in the Fireworks Disaster of 2000, Twentse Welle tells the story of mankind in Twente, the region in which Enschede is situated.
The Volkspark is a beautiful park close to the city center. It was constructed in 1872 to serve as recreational area for the workers in the textile industry.
Football Trip to Enschede – Where to Drink
As Enschede has a university and is the largest town in the eastern Netherlands it has a fair amount of bars and cafes. The Old Market (Dutch: Oude Markt) is the location of many bars and bistros which have large terasses, making it the perfect location for a drink on a warm summer night. The oldest pub in Enschede is Het Bolwerk, in the Bolwerkstraat.
Football Trip to Enschede – Where to Eat
A common phenomenon in Enschede is the ‘Daghap’ which is a sort of Daily Special that restaurants have on offer. For a fixed and reasonable price several restaurant offer a main course (and sometimes a starter and/or dessert); often a dish that changes daily or weekly and is tied in with the season. You can ask what the Daghap is at the restaurant, or check the Dutch website www.hapdedag.nl, which features some of the restaurant in Enschede.
Eetcafé CP is a pleasant café and bistro. There is a large menu to choose from but you can also choose a ‘daghap’ (daily menu) that is renewed every two weeks.
The cuisine is French-Dutch orientated at bistro ‘het Atrium’. There is a relaxed and cosy atmosphere here in this living room style restaurant, and it offers seats for up to a 100 people and can be reserved for groups up to 40
De Pannenkoek is THE pancake house in the city centre of Enschede. With an extensive menu to choose from makes it the perfect location to try out this dutch delicacy.