Finding your way around Enschede

We wish you a warm welcome to Enschede. You are a new inhabitant in our city, so we would like to help you familiarise yourself with some practical information.What is there to do in and around the city? How is the household waste collected? Where and how should you apply for a (parking) permit? All useful things to know. You can find more useful information and tips below.

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Virtual tour through Enschede city hall

Watch this virtual tour through Enschede's city hall.

Video about Enschede

Watch the video about the city of Enschede.


Collection of household waste, yes/no and no/no stickers.

Experience Enschede

Everything on going out, art & culture, studying, recreation and events.

Enschede Public Service Provision

Booking appointments online and WhatsApp.

Municipal news and information

Keeping up-to-date through social media, newsletter and the free local paper.


District teams, Loes parenting help and the social map.

Collegiate body and city council

Information on politics and governance.