Almelois known for its history in textiles. These days, it is a sleepy small city in the eastern part of the Netherlands with a few interesting sights to offer.


On the main shopping street, you can see the ‘Old Waag’ (which has been turned into a restaurant) and just off the track is the deer and ducks parks. Continuing your way, you can walk the long lanes accompanied by high trees that lead up to ‘Huize Almelo’ (not accessible to the public) where the count used to live. Actually, this is quite a nice area to walk around even though there is a motorway that separates the mansion from the ‘Gravenallee’, the former property of the count existing of outstretching fields, trees and watchman’s huts where one used to pay toll in the good old days.