Parks in Enschede


Laaressingel 7514EM Enschede

The Florapark is a small park and had recently a face-lift. Noticeable is a white building hidden behind bushes called Apenhof. Late 1800s this was home of the Aapclub (monkey club), a society for industry staff. At that time this section of the city was barely build so story went that it could be haunted.Over the years the building had several users and became bad maintained. In 1979 the building looked more like a ruine. When 2 art students squatted the place in 1980 they started to fix things. It is still in use as studio.

Almost every district in Enschede has one or more parks under municipal maintenance as-well as some beautiful country estates around the city. In many cases it is a hesitance of the textile industries. The popular Volkspark was designed for the 19th century workers to relax and is now home of the annual fun-fairs and other cultural events. The Ledeboerpark and others were originally developed as residence or country estate or the wealthy ones.