WITH OVER 160,000 INHABITANTS, ENSCHEDE IS THE LARGEST CITY IN THE EAST OF THE NETHERLANDS.
Around 30,000 students are enrolled either at Saxion Hogeschool Enschede (Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede), the Academy of Music, the Academy of Art, or the University of Twente. Enschede has a bit of everything; around the Van Heekplein you can find a large number of boutiques, clothing stores and other shops; at the Oude Markt square, you will find lots of places to drink a nice cup of coffee or go out for dinner.
Enschede is a relatively quiet, safe and pleasant city to live and work in. Modern shopping facilities attract people from both Dutch and German local regions.