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

In Vreden, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in the town in the middle of the Münsterland park landscape. The almost 23,000 inhabitants live in the town centre and in rural villages and farming communities.

Pure Münsterland meets the Netherlands

Vreden is located in the district of Borken in the western Münsterland, directly on the border to the Netherlands. Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) are just over an hour away by car, and you can reach the Dutch city of Arnhem just as quickly. The Dutch shopping city of Enschede is 40 minutes away by car, and the district town of Borken is half an hour away.

By the way: from Vreden you can reach the North Sea coast in two and a half hours via the A31 motorway.

Tip: The 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.

Living in Vreden

The heart of Vreden is the medieval town centre, from here the town has continued to grow over the centuries. Even though many old buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, the historic centre is still easily recognisable. In some places there are even remains of the fortifications and ramparts that used to protect the town.
Most of the 23,000 inhabitants live in the residential areas around the old town centre. In addition, a number of rural farming communities and former villages belong to Vreden. Industrial areas are located to the south and south-west of the town centre.

Even though rental and purchase prices are following the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland for building, buying or renting. In the rural areas 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 2100 euros.

In the property market report you can see information about the development of turnover and prices on the property market in the district of Borken.

Shopping in Vreden

You can buy groceries and everything for everyday life in various supermarkets and drugstores in Vreden. If you want to shop, the historic town centre is the place to be. In addition to shops of well-known fashion chains, there are also small boutiques and concept stores with individual assortments, a sports shop, a bookstore, shoe shops and bicycle shops with everything for your bike or e-bike.

You have even more choice at the popular Designer Outlet in Ochtrup, which is about 40 minutes away by car.

Did you know...?!

There is an exceptional shoe shop in Vreden that attracts many shoppers from out of town: Schuhhaus Wessels specialises in oversized shoes. For particularly large people, the footwear is even specially made in the Wessels shoe manufactory - the shoemaker sometimes flies halfway around the world to visit his customers to take their measurements.

Childcare and schools in Vreden

There are 13 kindergartens and day care centres in Vreden, including a Montessori facility. On the town's website you can find the addresses of all childcare facilities as well as the right contact person for day care.

There is a wide range of educational opportunities in Vreden :

  • Three primary schools (one of which has three locations in the villages of Ammeloe, Ellewick and Lünten).
  • One special school (focusing on learning, language, and emotional and social development)
  • One secondary school
  • One grammar school

Working in Vreden

The business location of Vreden is characterised by a very colourful mix of industries. The predominantly medium-sized companies include, for example, mechanical engineering and steel construction companies, plastic and wood processing companies, construction companies, paper manufacturers and vehicle builders.
The hospital in Vreden - the St.-Marien-Hospital - with its specialist departments of internal medicine, geriatrics, rheumatology and radiology is a location of the Westmünsterland Clinic.

Top employer in Münsterland

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Vreden

  • Cycling tour on the Flamingo Route
  • Hiking in the Zwillbrocker Venn nature reserve (flamingo colony)
  • Football, handball, dancing, windsurfing and much more in the sports clubs
  • Canoeing on the Berkel
  • Tennis and squash park
  • Youth campus with trend sports hall, sports fields, youth café, etc.
  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pool
  • "Berkelbeach": beach on the Berkelsee (in summer)
  • Indoor riding arena with show grounds
  • Airfield (for gliders and motor planes)
  • Funfair in September
  • Exhibitions and events at the kult
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • Trip to the rock'n'pop museum in Gronau
  • and much more

Curious? Your free time in Vreden

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