Oldenzaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔldə(n)ˌzaːl] ( listen)) is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Twente and is close to the German border.
It received city rights in 1249. Historically, the city was part of the Hanseatic League as a subsidiary city of the fellow Hanseatic city of Deventer.
Located on the A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Germany, Oldenzaal also has a rail connection to Hengelo.
The town is served by the Oldenzaal railway station.
Dutch Topographic map of Oldenzaal (town), as of June 2014
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- Ellen van Langen, middle distance runner
- Jules Reimerink, footballer
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- Idmon Yildiz and Gabriel Isik, owners of Trap City
- Mieke Telkamp, singer
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- Raimond van der Gouw, football (soccer) player
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- Tim Breukers, football (soccer) player
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