municipality in the Netherlands

Oldenzaal is in Overijssel.

The Paltehuis, just one of the many historical buildings of Oldenzaal.


Oldenzaal is a city in the east of Overijssel, separated from the German Western Plains and Münsterland regions by the Dutch municipality of Losser. Oldenzaal, after having received city rights in 1249, has been a part of the Hanseatic League as a subsidiary city of Deventer.

Get inEdit

Oldenzaal train station.

By public transitEdit

Oldenzaal is connected to the Zutphen-Glanerbeek line, on which Syntus services trains using the name Twents. Nowadays 1 Oldenzaal Railway Station functions as the terminus station in the eastern direction. Trains to Zutphen leave every 30 minutes at x:02 and x:32. No trains leave the station between 00:32 and 07:32. Even though Oldenzaal functions as the terminus, the line still connects to Bad Bentheim on the German side of the border. This part of the line, however, is only used for freight.

From the train station, buses run to Borculo (line 62), Dennekamp (line 62) Neede (line 66) and more locally to De Lutte (line 593).

By carEdit

Oldenzaal is located just north of the A1 motorway, which runs from Amsterdam all the way to Germany, where it continues as the Autobahn 30 towards Osnabrück. Oldenzaal is the last major Dutch city on the highway, meaning that when travelling from Amsterdam, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo and Hengelo directions are as straightforward as can be. All that you need is to head for the city east of the one you're in via the A1 and staying on the highway for quite some time.

Get aroundEdit

It's best to explore Oldenzaal's city centre on foot. The rest of the city can be explored by bike, car or bus, whichever has your preference.


Map of Oldenzaal







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