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.


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.

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