Frequent busses travel from here direct to the city center (approximately 5 minutes by bus).
This is especially useful if you are arriving in Enschede via the highway, as the lot is just off the highway exit.
From elsewhere in the Netherlands, Enschede is easily accessible by train from all major Dutch cities, and can be reached from smaller cities with at most one or two transfers.
The journey time from Amsterdam is approximately two hours.
An excellent (train only) travel planner is available at Nationale Spoorwegen .
On May 13, 2000, a fireworks storage in Enschede exploded, destroying an entire neighborhood and killing 23 people, including 4 firemen.
This catastrophe is known in the Netherlands as the Vuurwerkramp , Dutch for fireworks disaster.
Since this event, the city has undergone a major reconstruction process.
Enschede was designated the greenest town in the Netherlands in 2003.
If you need to use a connecting bus or ferry from within the Netherlands, use 9292OV .
From Germany, direct trains (ending in Enschede) are available from Gronau, Dortmund, and Münster.