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Roombeek Street, Netherlands

From series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
The unusual Roombeek street is in the Dutch city of Enschede. Many tourists know it as the Street of Cracked Stones. Until 2000, this shopping street was just average. That year was marked by a tragic event. A large warehouse of pyrotechnics blew up on the street. More than 650 houses were destroyed in a massive explosion. It took several years to restore the street. During the reconstruction of buildings and pavements, an underground stream was discovered. It was decided to bring the flow to the surface.

Roombeek Street, Netherlands Today, the unusual pool with fragments of stones is the main decoration of the newly rebuilt street. You can walk on the stone plates. Stones look particularly impressive in winter, when they are covered with snow. Like many years ago, today the street features numerous shops and eating places, so it is always quite crowded there. Many tourists come to the shopping street specifically to make memorable photos of the stream.

For locals, the Memory Stream is a reminder about the tragic events of 2000, when 23 people died. The monument was created in memory of the tragic event. A beautiful park, where the locals love to relax, serves as a commemoration place too. Not only popular shops, but also some modern cultural centers, where amazing activities are held every week, can be found on one of the most original Dutch streets today. Next - Lombard Street

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ATM bankomat: 'ABN AMRO Bank' located in 0.83 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'INQAR Enschede' is located in 0.5 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Firezone' in 0.51 km
Supermarket: 'Lidl' in 0.95 km
Parking: 'Stationsterrein-West' in 1.16 km
Apotheek: 'Etos BV' in 1.02 km
Police station: 'Politie' in 1.44 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Schenkerij Wattez (Aveleijn)' in 0.04 km
Railway station: 'Enschede' in 1.21 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Twente-Enschede Airport ENS - in 5 km
 »  Munster-Osnabruck Airport FMO - in 56 km
 »  Emmen Airport QES - in 61 km
 »  Weeze Airport NRN - in 85 km
 »  Essen-Muhlheim Airport ESS - in 86 km
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Best hotels near Roombeek Street

Hotel Restaurant Rodenbach

Located in 1 km from Roombeek Street
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Rooms: 24
Behind this hotel's classic exterior you will find a decor that combines modern style with characteristic features to create a timeless elegance. It … More: photo, rates and booking
Conferentiehotel Drienerburght

Located in 2 km from Roombeek Street
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Rooms: 64
In addition to practical, elegant accommodation, you can benefit from free parking facilities and free Wi-Fi internet in the entire hotel. With an … More: photo, rates and booking
Kotman s spieker 2 persoons

Located in 3 km from Roombeek Street
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Rooms: 1
Op 't Oorbeck

Located in 4 km from Roombeek Street
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Rooms: 5
Each country styled accommodation has free Wi-Fi and benefits from garden views. They also come with a flat-screen TV, original features such as … More: photo, rates and booking

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