Enschede is a really nice city to go shopping. It has a large variety of stores, from well-known brands to local enterprises. The weekly market attracts visitors from a large region and from across the German border. The city centre has a lot to offer for a day of shopping; a nice mix of department stores, boutiques and catering. Here you will find everything you need in terms of fashion, gadgets, interior and lifestyle.

You can find for example Zara, G-Star and Primark. For more information and tips look at


Opening hours and Sunday shopping

The shops in the city centre are open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday.  Regular opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most shops open at 11 a.m. on Monday and on Thursday evening shops are open till 9 p.m. Every Sunday is shopping Sunday in Enschede and the shops are open from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Weekly market

Dozens of salesmen enthusiastically try to sell their goods every Tuesday and Saturday. Their offer varies from fresh products to fabrics, flowers, buttons, perfume and clothes. The visitor rates of the market are high, which shows that it is a popular market with a lot of people. Every Saturday 60,000 people find their way to the H.J. Van Heekplein. Once you have finished shopping at the market, you can discover the shops in the city centre.


H.J. Van Heekplein

The H.J. Van Heekplein is the largest square in Enschede for a rich and diverse shopping experience. Below the square you find the largest underground parking of The Netherlands.