Past monastery, basilica and estate: Hengelo-Oldenzaal

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hengelo
  • 22.39 km (Approximately 05:35 u)
  • Hiking route 851771

Past monastery, basilica and estate: Hengelo-Oldenzaal

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hengelo
  • 22.39 km (Approximately 05:35 u)
  • Hiking route 851771

This route of over 22 kilometers takes you from Hengelo to Oldenzaal. Be surprised by these two beautiful cities and the beautiful outer areas of these cities.

Atmospheric nature
The starting point for this Blauwnet walk is Hengelo train station. From here you walk via Hengelo East station to the north of the city. As soon as you leave the city, you enter an oasis of peace, nature and atmospheric places. Do you feel like taking a break already? After 9 kilometers you can drink coffee or have lunch at Landgoed Kaamps. Also take a look at the estate shop and the experience boulevard. Here you can see how cows are milked and the milk is made into cheese. Via Deurningen you walk through the countryside towards Oldenzaal.

The Hulsbeek and Oldenzaal
During this walk you will also pass Het Hulsbeek, a recreation area west of Oldenzaal. The area consists of a swimming, surfing and fishing pond and a skateboard track. In addition, there is also plenty of forest and heathland. You walk around the various ponds. After this you walk to Oldenzaal. In the center of Oldenzaal you will find the Saint Plechelmus Basilica, one of the 23 basilicas in the Netherlands. On the corner of the Groote Markt in Oldenzaal you will find Grand Café Markant, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. The end point of this route is Oldenzaal station.

Ancient Oldenzaal
Oldenzaal was originally a Hanseatic city. A city walk is an absolute must to discover the medieval street pattern. Oldenzaal is the perfect place for a day out!

This walk is divided into the following sub-routes:

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Train discount for walkers: 2 for the price of 1
We have a great train offer for your return journey to the starting point of your walk. Travel back together after your walk for the price of one. More information about Blauwnetlines can be found at


# Description Distance
Treinstation Hengelo (Albert Heijn to go, 7551 CN, Hengelo, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Karmelietenklooster (Anninksweg, 7552EC, Hengelo, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.31 km
Treinstation Hengelo Oost (Josef Haydnlaan, 7557 EA, Hengelo, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.93 km
Landgoed Kaamps (7561 AT, Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 8.92 km
Q36 (7561AD, Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 9.52 km
Q60 (7561PC, Dinkelland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 11.10 km

Pause places

Landgoed Kaamps

7561 AT Dinkelland

Landgoed Kaamps offers you a unique view of rural life in Twente. In the experience boulevard you can see how the cows are milked and the milk is processed into cheese. Various dairy products of their own making are for sale in the estate shop. Also delicious: have lunch or a cup of coffee with homemade apple pie in the farmer's brasserie De Schop. Then hop on your bicycle saddle or put on your hiking boots to explore the region. Because the Twentse country is rich in peace, nature and attractive places!



7552EC Hengelo

Spread across Belgium? and the Netherlands are numerous abbeys, where the monks live according to the rule of Benedictus. They are all oases of tranquility, situated in a beautiful landscape with a rich cultural-historical background. Pay a visit

Sint Plechelmusbasiliek

Sint Plechelmusbasiliek 4
7571 EG Oldenzaal

In Oldenzaal you will find the Sint-Plechelmus basilica, one of the 23 basilicas in the Netherlands. The story goes that the itinerant missionary Plechelmus founded a church here in the 8th century. In 954 this church was renovated and relics of Plechelmus, which had meanwhile obtained the status of saint, were transferred to the church. Around 1150 the church was exchanged for a new church of Bentheim sandstone in Westphalian Romanesque style. Some parts of the current church still remain from this time. The current tower was built around 1240. Between 1633 and 1810 the church was in the hands of the Protestant community, but later the Catholics got the church back. Several restorations followed because the church had fallen into disrepair. Especially during the restoration between 1891 and 1900, many adjustments were made in and around the church. In 1950 the church received the honorary title of 'basilica'. The basilica still serves as a home for the masses of the Plechelmus parish.

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