Enschede is the most diverse city in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Well known for their Textile history. With the AKI/Artez Art Academy it’s a lively cultural city habbitat for many artists and surrounded by green environment. It offers lots of studio spaces and is host of many cultural events (ikenschede.nl).
The district Roombeek is the second cultural heart of Enschede. There are various cultural institutions, like TwentseWelle (museum of natural and cultural history) and the Rijksmuseum Twenthe (national museum). The artistic and creatively designed Cultuurmijl (Culture Mile) connects Roombeek to the heart of the city. Besides larger cultural institutions there are countless smaller exhibition spaces and studios where beginning artists show their talent.
With one of the larges Technical University of the Netherlands (utwente.nl) it is a large student city. Many bars and cafe’s are located in the city center as well as restaurants, movie theaters and theaters.