|Population:||81,250 (1 Jun 2007)|
Hengelo is situated 5 km west of Enschede with a population of around 81,000+ inhabitants.
When you're at the train station, just walk east into the Prins Bernhardplantsoen. Then, go left into the Veloursstraat, and at the next crossing you can enter the Enschedesestraat. After some meters (behind the bridge) you'll find enough place to try hitching towards Enschede. It's only some 5 km.
Take the bus #11 and get out at Kleine Driene. It's situated directly near the ramp Hengelo-Noord onto the A1. Just walk the street some 500 meter up. Then you can decide, going towards Germany or direction Amsterdam.
- Another option for travelling to Germany is to take a train to Hengelo-Oost (Hengelo-East). Continue walking along the train rails on their left side, towards the east. After about 30 minutes, you'll pass by a pretty big gas station. You can hitch from here towards the German border, and on to Osnabrück and Berlin.
This city is a quite bad place to hitchhike, because in the city even at the roads to the motorway there is not enough space where cars could stop. The only chance is at evening when it's no problem for cars to stop in middle of road.