Senden | Information on living, working and living in Senden in Münsterland
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Welcome to Senden!

The 21,000 inhabitants of Senden enjoy THE GOOD LIFE with many sports and cultural activities in the immediate vicinity of the Westphalian metropolis of Münster. The municipality consists of four districts of different sizes.

Southwest of Münster in the district of Coesfeld

The municipality of Senden (Westphalia) borders on Münster to the southwest, and Münster city centre is only about 20 minutes away by car. You can reach Münster's city centre in 30 minutes with the ExpressBus X90. You can reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) almost as quickly, and the district town of Coesfeld is also only half an hour away. In the south, you can quickly reach the Ruhr area; Dortmund, for example, is only 50 minutes away by car. In the northwest, you can drive just over an hour to the popular Dutch city of Enschede.

Tip for commuters:From the station in the Bösensell district, you can take regional trains to Münster and Essen. You want to travel to another destination but don't have your own car? Then rent one from the car sharing provider Stadtteilauto. Two vehicles are available for rent in the immediate vicinity of the bus station.

Tip: Münsterland is a cycling region! 4,500 kilometres of cycle paths offer you almost unlimited possibilities in the city and in the countryside: you can commute to work comfortably by bike and go on great tours with friends and family.

Tip: Münsterland is a cycling region!

Living in Senden

Around 14,000 of the municipality's 21,000 inhabitants live in the main town of Senden. The district of Ottmarsbocholt, which lies just under ten minutes to the southwest, is home to around 3,500 people. The district of Bösensell is a ten-minute drive north of the centre and is home to around 2800 people. An amusing fact about this district: because so many furniture stores have settled in Bösensell, the district is also nicknamed "Möbelsell". The small village of Venne, which also belongs to the municipality, lies to the east of the village centre and consists of a few individual farms and houses.

Even though rental and purchase prices overall are following the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when building, buying or renting. In the rural area of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2,100 euros.

If you want to build a house in Senden, Bösensell or Ottmarsbocholt, you can find out about building areas with building plots here. If you want to rent a flat, you can find the current Rent index

on the website of the municipality of Senden.

Shopping in Senden

In all parts of Senden there is at least one supermarket, and on Thursdays you can also shop at the weekly market for regional products from Münsterland. The centre of Senden offers many other shopping opportunities, from drugstores and a bookshop to shops of large fashion chains and small, individual concept stores. Those who go shopping by bike and have a lot to transport can now rent E-load bikes for their trips. The cost is one euro per hour. Find out more here.

You want to shop even more? Then you can reach the Designer Outlet Ochtrup from Senden in just 45 minutes by car.

Childcare and schools in Senden

A total of around 13 kindergartens and day-care centres take care of the little ones in Senden. On the webpage of the municipality you will find the addresses and information on all the facilities as well as the contact details of the responsible contact person at the municipal administration.

The educational offer in Senden covers all school types and degrees:

  • Four primary schools (two in Senden and one each in Bösensell and Ottmarsbocholt)
  • One secondary school
  • One Realschule
  • One grammar school

Working in Senden

In addition to many service providers, craft businesses, wholesalers and retailers, there are also a number of industrial companies in Senden. The industrial estates in Senden, Bösensell and Ottmarsbocholt are home to machine and plant manufacturers, metal and plastic processing companies, a concrete factory and logistics providers. Current job advertisements can be found in the municipality's own job exchange.

Top employer in Münsterland

Top employer in Münsterland Top employer in Münsterland
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Stay up to date

Download the Senden app and get all the news from the municipality. In addition, you can use the so-called "citizen alert" and quickly draw the attention of the administration to something you have discovered. But the app has even more advantages.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Senden

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route
  • Hiking in the "Venner Moor" nature reserve
  • Canoe tour on the Stever
  • Climbing hall
  • Cabrio Bad: indoor and outdoor pools with brine pool and sauna
  • Sports in one of the many sports clubs
  • Riding clubs and riding stables
  • Trip to Münster Golf Club
  • May festival in the town centre
  • Senden Lights Evening in the Bürgerpark (August)
  • Street Live" music festival (August)
  • Events in the Steverhalle
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more

The MünsterlandBlog

Coffee and cake at Grothues-Potthoff's Coffee and cake at Grothues-Potthoff's
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We tested the Grothues-Potthoff farm shop for you

Our colleague Victoria Lennerz and our colleague Philipp Fölting were on site in Senden and took a look around the Grothues-Potthoff farm shop. After a short walk across the grounds, they treat themselves to delicious cake on the sun terrace of the farm café. Afterwards they inspect the assortment in the farm shop. You can read all about their experiences and lots of background information on MünsterlandBlog.

Curious? Your free time in Senden

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Leisure in Senden
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