What to do in Winterswijk?

In Winterswijk you can do everything: from shopping in the bustling shopping streets, enjoying drinks on one of the attractive terraces to visiting a museum.

Want to know more about the activities in this village? We have listed all practical information for you.

Shopping in Winterswijk

Winterswijk has a wide and diverse range of shops so you are guaranteed a great day of shopping! You will find leading clothing stores as well as small boutiques and local delicatessens. In addition, all bustling shopping streets are connected to the market, the heart of the town, where you can take regular breaks while enjoying a snack and drink.

Opening times

The shops are open from Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Most shops are closed on Monday mornings.

Shopping Sundays

Shopping Sunday is every last Sunday of the month. The shops are open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Visit the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Every Wednesday morning and Saturday you can visit the famous market in the centre. Nice to visit!


Would you prefer to travel to the town by car? You can! There are no less than 1,300 parking spaces available in and around Winterswijk. Parking is free. The parking areas at Gerrit Komrij College and Theater De Storm are spacious and are only a 5-minute walk from the centre.

Settle in on one of the terraces

The cosy and attractive centre immediately invites you to settle in on one of the many terraces. The centrepiece of the market square is an ancient and monumental church, the Jacobskerk, which is an easy and recognisable point for everyone due to its impressive appearance. Countless terraces are arranged around it in the spring, summer and autumn.

Would you prefer a slightly quieter environment to have your snack and drink? Then walk past the shopping streets: there are also some restaurants and bistros!

Annual events

Looking for fun or a party? Regular events are organised in spring, summer and autumn, including:

  • International book market in Bredevoort, near Winterswijk (in July, August and October)
  • Fair in Winterswijk (early August)
  • Folk festival in Winterswijk (late August)
  • Flower parade in Winterswijk (late August)

Are you staying at our holiday park? Ask at the reception desk about upcoming events!

Visit one of the museums

In and around the city you will find several museums, each with its own special collection and story. Visit Villa Mondriaan about the famous painter or the Kunst Ende museum in Misterstraat for contemporary and modern works of art. Or drive to Lievelde, where at Open Air Museum Erve Kots you will discover the Achterhoek farming life in 'bygone days'.

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Museums in and around Winterswijk

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