City Hotel Hengelo is located right in the heart of the city of Hengelo. There is lots to do in the vicinity of the hotel, which is why we have set the highlights out for you at a glance.

13 MIN

Lust Bakery & Bistro

Lust Bakery & Bistro, located in technology museum Oyfo, is colourful in all areas. Both in terms of menu and looks. This new hotspot serves up delicious high teas, homemade pastries and dazzling dinner dishes. Best of all? Everything is freshly baked.



At LAB26 you can't help but be inspired. They don't call it the most creative place in Hengelo for nothing! By day it's a concept store, by night it's just a place where the most delicious Italian dishes with fresh ingredients are conjured up. Everything comes from small specialised producers in Italy.

13 MIN

Twentse Beer Brewery & Tasting Room

Fancy a real Twente beer, which is also deliciously home-brewed? Then be sure to visit the Twentse Bierbrouwerij and Tasting Room in Hengelo. Besides the eight types of Twente beer, you will also find a Butchershop, where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Enjoy!

Tips from the team

Ingrid about her favourite spots in Hengelo


Van der Poel IJs

You will find Hengelo’s most delicious ice cream at Van der Poel ijs! There is a reason for their popularity, they have won multiple awards for their ice cream. The ice cream is made from natural products in order to reach a fresh taste. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Hengelo!

10 MIN

Oyfo Techniekmuseum

In the Twente Oyfo Techniekmuseum, you can learn interactively how technology is used and applied in everyday life. Here you can learn everything about smartphones, robots, steam engines, energy sources and our planet. You will not only learn by watching, but especially by doing. You will find the museum in the old factory of Hazemeijer in Hengelo.

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Prins Bernhardplantsoen

On the edge of the city centre you will find the Prins Bernhard park. The park is a lovely place where you can relax in between the rose pond, lawns, and the many trees. There are also various events being held throughout the year. Fancy something to eat or drink? You can enjoy a lunch, drinks or dinner at 'Paviljoen de Ontmoeting'.


De Sint Lambertusbasiliek

The Sint Lambertusbasiliek is a true symbol of Hengelo. It is a Roman Catholic church built in a neo-gothic style. Admire this monument during your visit to Hengelo. 


Film House Hengelo

The Film House, or Filmhuis Hengelo, was founded by volunteers and shows movies for both young and old. They show movies which don't get the attention that they deserve somewhere else. Think of cultural, social-cultural, and artistic movies. What adds to their unique character, is that they want every visitor to feel at home. A fun outing for when you’re visiting Hengelo!



Every Wednesday and Saturday the weekly market takes place in the centre of Hengelo. It is a place where the locals go to do their groceries and to run some errands. The market is also an interesting attraction for visitors of Hengelo. 

10 MIN

De Waarbeek

Looking for a fun to-do with the family? Then you should check out the Waarbeek Hengelo! The Waarbeek is located in the forests between Hengelo and Enschede and it's perfect for the little ones. You will find 28 attractions and almost all of them have an old fashioned character. With their all-inclusive formula, you're able to enjoy a day of unlimited food, drinks, and fun!


Poppodium Metropool

Poppodium Metropool can be counted among the most beautiful pop music venues in the Netherlands. Not only do big names appear, but also the smaller emerging bands get a chance to perform. Artists often stay overnight with us, so you may well encounter your idol at breakfast. The nice thing is that in combination with your Metropool admission ticket you can stay overnight with us at a nice discount.


Popeye Recordstore

Go back in time during a visit to an old-fashioned record store in Hengelo. In 2016, Popeye Recordstore was granted the number one record store of The Netherlands by radio station 3FM. A place every music lover can’t miss out on! It's a bonus that the street in which it is situated is one of the nicest of the city.


Museum Hengelo

The historic Museum Hengelo is a museum where you can discover the city’s local art. You will find personal stories from the city’s citizens about their life and the development of the city throughout the years.