13th MAY 2000 – FIREWORK DISASTER DESTROYS A NEIGHBOURHOOD

On 13th May 2000 a fire broke out in a firework depot in Roombeek, leading to an explosion that left 22 people dead, including four firemen and about 947 people injured.

 “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 expericienced ambassadors welcome visitors for guided tours with the following themes:

  • General >learn about the 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 complete guided tour through Roombeek takes about 1.5 hours, but can be tailored to needs and preferences. Ample parking is provided nearby.

The House of Stories is a 10 minutes walk from the Rijksmuseum and only 5 minutes from museum TwentseWelle

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) No pre-booking is required.

The next  tour is 5th August from 1.30 pm, leaving from Huis van Verhalen – Roomweg 165c

Costs:

€ 6.00  p/p, coffee/tea included.
For pre-booked tours  prices are based on a group of a minimum of 4 persons.

For more information, please call us at +31 (0)53 431 6288 or email us at info@huisvanverhalenenschede.nl

 

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