It has been a decade or more the last time I was in the city of Nordhorn, just across the border with Hardenberg at about 1h15 from Wapenveld. Growing up, we used to go as a family, perhaps as often as once every 6 weeks to go grocery shopping in Germany. In those days, a passport was still needed to get across the border and there were limits on the amounts that could be purchased.
Those days are long gone and the city has changed quite a bit. The iconic store we would always visit, the Kaufhalle, is closed and just an empty shell remains. Nordhorn has a beautiful park and we went for a walk here after a German lunch ( Currywurstpfannchen mit Pommes ).