In the east of the Netherlands right in the Dutch/German border is the municipality of Enschede.
Although the history of Enschede is largely a mystery, there was some form of establishment in medieval times surrounding the old marketplace.
In 1325, Bishop Jan van Diest granted Enschede city rights, and after this the city established its defences in the form of ditches, hedges and palisades due to the expense of stone.
During the 19th century, the city saw an economical boom from the textile industry and the production of the material bombazijn.
After the collapse in the textile industry in the Netherlands due to competition from the far east, Enschede struggled to survive, however investments from the government brought this wonderful city back to fortune and it now stands as a pleasant, charming and beautiful place known for its sports and museums.
Lets explore the best things to do in Enschede:
1. Grolsch Bierbrouwerij Tour
One of the nations favourite beers, Grolsch has been predominant in the Netherlands and Europe, noted for its great flavour, iconic bottles and fun advertisements.
What better way to learn about this brand than by taking a tour of their brewery? A professional guide will take you through the factory to see how the beer is brewed, learn about the history of the company, and understand about the craftsmanship and care that is put into the process.
A truly fun, educational and memorable tour, plus you of course get to sample the amazing Grolsch beer and buy some souvenirs.