Albert van Winden

Albert van Winden director Enschede700

Albert van Winden is the master of ceremonies for Enschede’s birthday party in 2025. He has been appointed director of the independent Enschede700 foundation. In view of the celebration of Enschede’s 700th anniversary as a city, the municipality of Enschede has commissioned the foundation to make the anniversary year in 2025 unforgettable. As director of the foundation, Albert van Winden plays a central role in driving and coordinating the various initiatives from society. His enthusiasm, extensive network and strong ties with Enschede make him the ideal candidate for this assignment. The anniversary year: an ode to the city To make the activities for the celebration of Enschede700 possible, the municipality of Enschede has released a budget of 1 million euros. The aim is to double this amount through contributions from society, the business community and other sponsors, both in cash and in kind. In the coming period, the Enschede700 Foundation will actively look for enthusiastic stakeholders and partners from society who want to contribute to this unique anniversary year. “It is our ambition to make this special anniversary of our city a celebration for everyone, where every resident can participate and enjoy the festivities in his or her own way. Whether it concerns small neighborhood initiatives or large-scale public events, all residents of Enschede are cordially invited to think along, participate and celebrate the city’s birthday together. Our goal is to bring Enschede residents together. To show what makes Enschede so special. We encourage everyone to come up with ideas or offer help. Let’s celebrate our beautiful city together, so that we can enjoy limitless,” said Albert van Winden. Diversity and spread of activities during the anniversary year The Enschede700 Foundation is the central counter where people with ideas for festivities around Enschede700 can register. Based on a number of predetermined criteria, the foundation will assess which initiatives can be supported with financial resources. The starting point is a varied range of activities during the anniversary year, with a nice spread in terms of nature and timing. For more information about Enschede700 and the possibilities to contribute to the anniversary year, visit or contact us at
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