Almelo, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Almelo
Coat of arms of Almelo

Number of inhabitants: 69.691
Number of national monuments: 76

Summary of Almelo


Center of Almelo, the Grotestraat
Center of Almelo, the Grotestraat

Almelo is located in the east of Overijssel in the region of Twente. The city, which received city rights in 1420, is located on the Almelose Aa brook. Almelo was founded in the 11th century, at a crossroads of land and waterways and became a real textile city. Part of the name Almelo also comes from the name of the stream, "lo" is a forest on the sandy plain, so the "Aa" and the "lo" together make the name Almelo. A translation of the name is therefore a forest on a sandy plain on the Aa. Almelo is an old city that has a lot to offer, when visiting Twente Almelo should certainly not be missed.


Interesting history of Almelo




Almelo was founded in the 11th century, you can still see that the city is old when you walk through the center. Almelo already existed in the Middle Ages, but only had a moat, no wall or gates and therefore had no military function. The most important building of the city used to be from “Huis Almelo”.


Landmarks in Almelo


The Waag in Almelo
The Waag in Almelo

Some must-see sights are:
House Almelo, originally owned by the Van Rechteren Limpurg family and still owned by the same family today. In the past, justice was spoken, nowadays the family is involved in maintaining old buildings in the city center and maintaining the forests that are owned by the family.The Waag on the Waagplein, this dates from the year 1914 and is therefore the last built Waag building in the Netherlands. The Waag mainly served as a market hall, later the City Museum Almelo moved into the building and today it houses fashion shops.

The Old ChurchThe choir of the church dates from 1493 and is the oldest piece of building in Almelo, the rest of the church dates from 1738.

The Society, a restaurant with theater in the city center.


Shopping in Almelo


The Gallery in Almelo
The Gallery in Almelo

In Almelo you can shop well, you can enjoy shopping outside or covered in the passage. Most shops can be found on the Grotestraat and the Marktplein. In Almelo you can find the smaller private stores and the large chains.

Almelo
Shopping evening: Thursday


Things to do in Almelo


Cinema Movie Unlimited Almelo
Cinema Movie Unlimited Almelo

In Almelo you can enjoy yourself, you can go to the cinema, attend a theater performance or go to a museum.

 


MUSEUMS ALMELOATTRACTIONS ALMELO
  • City Museum Almelo, history of Almelo. Click here for the site.
  • Bakery Museum De Flourzolder. Click here for the site.
  • weaver's house. This is an urban farm dating back to 1600. Click here for the site.
  • House Almelo. Click here for the site.
CINEMAS ALMELOTHEATERS ALMELO
  • Movie Unlimited Almelo, cinema with regular program click here for the site.
  •  Theater Hotel Almelo, click here for the site.
  •  Theater Court 88, click here for the site.

Nature & parks in Almelo


House Almelo
House Almelo

Almelo has plenty of greenery to relax, close to the center there is a lot of greenery at Huis Almelo with the PM Rogmanspark next to it. To the south of the city you will find the Nijreesbos and to the north-west the Groenedal, further east you will find De Sallandse Heuvelrug with endless nature fun.


Steps in Almelo


The Society in Almelo
The Society in Almelo


Almelo is a great place to go out. There is something for everyone to go to, whether you are looking for a nightclub or a pub, you will have your fun evening.


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