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Guided tours

General. Covering all that is interesting about this special part of Enschede
Emphasis on the industrial heritage. Roombeek was once the heart of the textile industry
Emphasis on the extraordinary architecture of this unique part of Enschede



 “Huis van Verhalen” (House of Stories) in Enschede tells the story of a neighbourhood, once the thriving heart of the textile industry, in 2000 destroyed by the firework disaster and since then rebuilt into one of the most diverse achitectural areas of Holland.

Our dedicated ambassadors welcome visitors interested in guided tours through this unique part of Enschede.
Guided tours contain the following themes:

  • General > contains all elements of the presentation and guided tour; history, the firework disaster and the rebuilding of Roombeek
  • History > emphasis on the industrial heritage being the heart of the textile industry
  • Today > emphasis on the extraordinary architecture of this unique part of Enschede

The guided tour through Roombeek takes about 1.5 hours, but can be tailored to needs and preferences. Ample parking is provided nearby, also convenient for visits tot the nearby shops, museums and restaurants.

The House of Stories is only a 10 minutes walk from
Rijksmuseum Twenthe and a 5 minutes walk from the Museumfabriek

Rijksmuseum Twenthe

We organise a walk-in guided tour every first Saturday of the month from 1.30pm onwards.
Once a year this coincides with the Open Monumentendag (Heritage Day)

Unfortunately  there are some changes to our scheduled monthly walk-in guided tour, which starts at 1.30 pm. Due to the corona virus, tours are only possible by pre-booking. Please contact us at +31 (0)53 431 62 88 of e-mail us at


€ 6.00 per person, coffee/tea included.
For pre-booked tours a minimum group of 4 is required.
If you would like to have a slice of cake or traditional “krentenwegge”with your coffee or tea, additional charges apply:

  • slice of cake – € 0,75 per person
  • slice of applecake – € 1,75 per persoon
  • slice of krentenwegge – € 1,75 per persoon

For more information, please call us at +31 (0)53 431 6288 or email us at
Additional information can be found on our dedicated website Rondleidingen in Roombeek – Guided tours

Huis van Verhalen
Roomweg 165c
7523 BM  Enschede