Boekelo Tourism

Boekelo ['bukəloː] is a Dutch village in the municipality of Enschede in the Eastern Netherlands, the population is estimated at approximately 2500. It is located just west of Usselo. The village is known for the Military Boekelo Enschede, an international equestrian event.It is also known for the salt industry, since 1919 located south of the village. This was a reason for the then well-known Bad Boekelo (Bath Boekelo) to have a salt water wave pool. After the opening of the Twentekanaal (Twente canal) the factory of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Zoutindustrie (Royal Dutch Salt-industry) was moved to Hengelo; currently it is called Akzo Nobel. Textile industry flourished in Boekelo: The N.V. Boekelosche Stoombleekerij (public LLC Boekelo's Steam-bleachery), founded in 1888 by Gerrit Jan van Heek, was taken over by Unilever (who fused it with P. Fenter van Vlissingen & Co's Katoenfabrieken N.V.). On the former factory's terrain, a new quarter called De Bleekerij (The Bleachery) was built. Parts of the old industrial heritage such as old facades and the factory's chimney were integrated into the new buildings.The internationally known beer brewery Grolsch moved to Boekelo, abandoning its factories in Groenlo and Enschede.The Museum Buurtspoorweg (lit. Museum Neighborhood-railway) runs a historical museum railway with restored steam locomotives and wagons between Boekelo and Haaksbergen.

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A place in Netherlands, Boekelo is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Boekelo, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Amsterdam. Add Amsterdam to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. Also, to reach Boekelo, you'll have to take a flight to Amsterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Boekelo can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

  • Know the pollution level of Boekelo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Boekelo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Boekelo.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.04 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.96 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.52 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.78 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Boekelo is 183.49 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.55 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.83 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.61 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.19 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Boekelo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.97 USD

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