Welcome to Eindhoven
Welome to Eindhoven - The city of light.
Eindhoven located in the province of North Brabant (the south of the Netherlands) and is the largest city of North Brabant. In 1232 Eindhoven receives official City Rights and it is nowadays the number of inhabitants had boomed to over 200,000. Architecture, design, light and technology are the intriguing character of the city and is inextricably linked to electronics giant Philips. Eindhoven was able to grow as a ‘Philips town’. The monumental industrial buildings have gotten a new destination. From living and workspaces to grand cafes, restaurants, theaters, cultural centers and museums. It goes without. But, nature is also never far away in Eindhoven. Adjacent to the center you will find the Genneper Parken, a piece of genuine farmland with cows, pastures, a farmhouse, an outdoor museum and trails. Curious about all the things Eindhoven has to offer? Below you can find some interesting information
Information and Facts
There are many museums in Eindhoven. The Van Abbemuseum is one of the leading museums for modern and contemporary art. In 2003 the completely renovated museum opened its doors again. The impressive collection includes works of Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, El Lissitzky, Theo van Doesburg, Mondriaan and Appel. Eindhoven Museum goes back to prehistoric time and the Middle Ages. You can brew your own beer, be your own Iron Age blacksmith, stroll among centuries’ old farm houses, hayricks, and herb gardens. The Eindhoven Museum makes you relive times from long ago. A must see is the Philips Museum. The museum provides a fascinating picture of the way in which Philips evolved from a small incandescent lamp manufacturer into a large and prestigious international group of companies. At least you have to see the Light Tower. On the top floors of this 7-edged, white tower building, Philips used to perform it's light bulb endurance tests. The 24/7 burning lights in the building gained it the title of "Light Tower". Later it also housed the headquarters of Philps' lightning department. After serious renovations, the building now holds private lofts and offices. On the down floor restaurant Usine offers a nicely decorated surrounding for a coffee break.
Glow is an International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture. The name of the project is Interstices in a synaptic space. It is a metaphor for the functioning of our brains. Dynamic images are projected on a static drawing. So, the base remains the same but accommodates complex processes. Light Projections symbolize shreds of thoughts that are forged into ideas and pushed back into the background. With light, darkness and colors, Afterlight creates optical illusions that leads the public into an animated adventure through the cracking vaults of our brain.
The city center is largely car free and small enough to get around on foot. If you are headed for the outskirts or surrounding villages, take the bus or rent a bike. Central Station is situated right in the city centrt of Eindhoven. You will find the bus station at the North end of Central Station. Other parts of the city, towns and villages are within easy reach by bus. Taxis are available outside Central Station at the North and South end as well. In a 15 minutes drive from the city centre of Eindhoven, Eindhoven Airport can be reached.
The covered De Heuvel Galerie is one of the main shopping centres in Eindhoven, being conveniently close to the Markt. Around the Markt is an array of pedestrianised streets, lined with interesting shops and bars. There are also some markets on Tuesday (09.00 - 14.00 h.) at the Markt and on Saturday (10.00 - 17.00 h.) At Woenselse markt. Saturday there ais also a small art & collectibles market at the Markt (10.00 - 17.00 h.). Eindhoven is a shopper’s paradise. Whether you are looking for the big, international brands or prefer the whimsical creations in the smaller boutiques: you will find what you are looking for. Curently there is a Primark in Eindhoven that is near the station.
For every age group and taste there are different kinds of cafes, bars and pubs. There are five nightlife areas with each their own character in the center of Eindhoven (The Stationskwartier, the Stationsplein, Dommelstraat, Markt and Wilhelminaplein). This places offers a divers choice of bars where you often can have something to eat as well. If you like live music you should visit the Wilhelminaplein. De Bergen is a place for 30-somethings who come here for a drink after work and end up on the dance floor of a grand cafe. The Stratumseind is home for the youth. It is the longest pub street in the Netherlands: 225 meters long with over 50 cafes that are open almost day and night.