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Losser community
Flag of the municipality of Losser
Coat of arms of the Losser community
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province OverijsselOverijssel Overijssel
mayor Cia Kroon ( VVD )
Seat of the municipality Loser
 - land
 - water
99.64  km 2
98.90 km 2
0.74 km 2
CBS code 0168
Residents 22,618 (Jan 31, 2019)
Population density 227 inhabitants / km 2
Coordinates 52 ° 16 ′  N , 7 ° 0 ′  E Coordinates: 52 ° 16 ′  N , 7 ° 0 ′  E
Important traffic route A1 E30 N342 N731 N732 N734 N735
prefix 053, 0541
Postcodes 7580-7589
Website Losser's homepage
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Losser ( listen ? / I ) is a municipality in the east of the Twente region in the Dutch province of Overijssel . It borders on Bentheim ( County of Bentheim ) and Gronau , both in Germany , as well as on Dinkelland , Oldenzaal and Enschede . Audio file / audio sample


  • Losser (as the seat of the municipal administration)
  • Beuningen (not to be confused with Beuningen near Nijmegen )
  • De Lutte
  • Glane
  • Over spelled

Economy and tourism

The community's residents make a living from tourism or agriculture, but there are also many commuters who work in the surrounding cities.

The border village De Lutte consists almost entirely of restaurants, campsites and small hotels. It has an arboretum (Poort Bulten). The spelled flows here, quite wildly in spring, through the sand dunes and forest area Lutterzand.

In 2003 the Westphalian State Garden Show (LAGA) took place in Losser and at the same time in Gronau . The large deficit from this event led to a crisis in Losser's municipal council. Some beautiful buildings and installations at the border, the Franciscans - Kloster Bardel , the km beyond the German border one, remained. The Catholic parish of Lossers has also been on very friendly terms with this monastery since then.

In the tiny village of Glane there is a monastery with an important Syrian Orthodox Church . After the death of Archbishop Julius Yeshu Çiçek , thousands of mourners came to Glane for his funeral on November 5, 2005.



The A1 Amsterdam - Osnabrück - Berlin motorway has an exit at De Lutte.

Town twinning

The Losser community maintains a town twinning with Emsbüren in Lower Saxony .



  • Tonnie Bekke: Plaatsen van herinnering aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de gemeente Losser . Stichting Historische Kring Losser, Losser 2013.
  • CJA van Helvoort: Losser, voorheen en thans . Stichting Historische Kring Losser, Losser 1996.
  • JHA Poorthuis, MGJ Poorthuis-Loves: Zo was het eens ... Een wandeling door de gemeente Losser . Poorthuis, Losser 1994.

Web links

Commons : Losser  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand . In: StatLine . Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Dutch)