Here you will find some frequently asked questions about shopping in Enschede and the corresponding answers. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact us.

What is the best place to go shopping in Enschede?

Enschede has several areas where you can go shopping. The city also has a wide variety of stores. From the well-known chains like Zara, H&M and HEMA, to the smaller stores of local entrepreneurs. The H.J. van Heekplein is the central point when it comes to shopping. It is also the largest square in Enschede. Here you will find the chain stores. Are you looking for smaller shops and concept stores? Then you are in the right place at the "Kleine Straatjes" (Haverstraatpassage, De Heurne, Walstraat en Zuiderhagen).

Did you know that you can get discount with your Study in Enschede discount card at local shops? Apply for the card here.

What type of stores are there in Enschede?

Enschede has a wide selection of shops. In the city center alone you will find over 300 stores. An overview can be found here.

If you are looking to buy groceries, there are plenty of options. Enschede offers a wide variety of supermarkets, toko’s and 24-hour shops. If you are looking for some exotic ingredients, then try to do some shopping at the toko. Most of the 24-hour shops offer basic needs.

When are all the stores in the center open?

All stores in the center are open 7 days a week, Monday through Sunday. Regular shopping hours are from 09:00 - 18:00, with some exceptions. On Mondays most stores are open from 11:00. On Thursday evening it is shopping night until 21:00. Finally, every Sunday the stores are open from 12:00 - 17:00.

Opening hours for supermarkets and toko’s are slightly different. Most supermarkets open at 8:00 am and close in the evening. As mentioned in the name, 24-hour shops are open all day.

On what day is shopping night?

Every Thursday night it is shopping night in Enschede. The stores in the city center are open until 9:00 pm. There are also a number of extra shopping nights. You can find more information here.

Are the stores open on Sundays?

In Enschede, stores are open every Sunday. The stores are open on Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00. With Easter, White Sunday, Christmas, New Years and during the Enschede Marathon stores are not open. For other exceptions, please this website.

What are the opening hours of the stores?

The stores in the center have the following opening hours:

Monday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
: 09.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
: 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
: 9.30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
: 12.00 - 17.00 hours

During holidays there may be different opening hours.

On which days does the market take place at the H.J van Heekplein?

There is a commodity market at H.J van Heekplein twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday). At the market you can find all kinds of products: from food to flowers, textiles, perfume and clothing. Every Saturday almost 60,000 people visit the market.