Many of Twente’s most popular attractions can be found within easy driving distance of Markelo, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fabulous International Fire Museum and the iconic Rijssens Museum. If you have time, don’t miss Parkgebouw Rijssen and Watertoren Lochem.
You’ll find some unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Markelo. Experience a few of the magical live performances at the Openlucht Theater Lochem in Lochem.
Take a break from sightseeing and work on your swing at the Lochem Golf Course in Lochem.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Grolsch Veste, Enschede, cheering on local heroes, the FC Twente. On game days follow the river of red, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
When you’re ready to rest your weary head after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Markelo, check in to one of the many local short and long stay accommodation options. The Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Sallandse Heuvelrug, Rijssen, the Hampshire Bon Aparte, Barchem and the Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Paasberg, Lochem are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.