It's summer! Thé season of bright blue skies, ice cold cocktails and summer nights. From the 6th of July until the 23rd of August it is tropical in Enschede. Are you in Enschede this summer holiday?
1. Get your summer feeling with the decorations from "Celebrate the summer in Enschede"
From the 6th of July until the 23rd of august you can celebrate holiday in the city with "Celebrate the summer in Enschede". The streets are decorated with summer items to make it even more fun to be in the city centre!
This summer, we have paid some extra attention to the city centre. Umbrellas, sand and more colorful decorations will bring you to the summer vibe you need! Take some drinks or lunch at the Oude Markt and your day will be fantastic.
At three locations, you will find big art objects made by artist Jelle de Graaf. You won't miss the six-meter-high flamingo, colourful bee and iron bird! Great for a selfie!
Celebrate the summer in Enschede
Jelle de Graaf's art objects
2. Visit one of the hidden courtyards
One of the best kept secrets of Enschede are hidden courtyards where you can have a nice drink or good food. Bardot has a beautiful theatre garden, Stanislaus owns a Sjikkertuin, Oaks Gastrobar offers sharing dinner in the courtyard and at Het Paradijs it will feel like you walk straight into nature. Finally, Light of India might even be the best kept secret. At their court yard you can enjoy a-la-carte Indian food.
Ice cold summer (virgin) cocktails are very important for summer nights. La Cubanita at the Oude Markt offers a broad selection of cocktails - 18 to be specific! And the good news is: they are only 5 euros! At Fellini, go for a typical Italian Scroppino, Limoncello Spritz or try a cocktail tasting. With more than 50 cocktails on their menu, Copacabana is definitely the place to be for cocktails! Enjoy a classic caipirinha or something more exentric, such as beer cocktails. Finally, Humphreys has the perfect location to be at the terrace all day, with a watermelon licor or Limoncello.
Whatever you will choose: cheers to an amazing summer!
5. Cool down at Rutbeek
Big green lawns, a sandy beach and refreshing water is waiting for you. For swimmers there is a specific swimming area. Canoeists, surfers, divers or naturists can visit the lake at the designated areas. If you are up for something more active, join the waterski centre and climbing area.