48 hrs in Eindhoven

48 hrs in Eindhoven

With one of the best design institutes all over Europe and a lot of universities and technical schools, Eindhoven was one of my first stops when I came to europe in my late teens (I wanted to study design in The Netherlands). A great destination for a weekend getaway, with a big presence of international and young crowds.

Although is not the most famous destination you hear about when you are coming to the Netherlands, the picturesque city of Eindhoven houses an incredible nightlife (with the biggest bar street in the entire country) modern & contemporary architecture (re-built after the war) and a crazy number of cyclists (we all know dutch love it), almost the entire central area of the city is made for pedestrians.

Things to enjoy in 48 hrs:

Phillips Museum in Eindhoven

Although not many people know about this, Eindhoven is the birthplace of Phillips. There is a museum in the centre dedicated to the history of the company, displaying variety of products and inventions in an interactive setting.

A really interesting thing to see is the space shaving. This exhibition displays the Moonshaver, a prototype shaver for use in space. It was designed with a built-in vacuum cleaner to ensure that the cut hairs would not float around.

Evoluon Eindhoven

Built by Phillips, This unusual structure has the shape of a UFO and it has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. Originally built as a science museum, it closed down in 1989 and the Evoluon was converted into a conference centre. Although is not precisely close to the centre, I recommend going and giving it a look.

Stratumseind in Eindhoven

The dutch city hosts the biggest bar street in the entire country. Stratumseind, with more than 40 different vibey bars, cool restaurants and discos at both sides of the street, is a good place to go out and enjoy a local crafted beer or meet lots of new people.

It also has got a couple other areas that cater to all wishes. The best is that they are all within walking distance from each other.

Van abbemuseum Eindhoven

Situated in incredibly skyscraper, The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. It gathers works from modern and contemporary artists, a must for fans of modern art. As of 2010, the collection of the museum housed more than 2700 works of art

The Philips Stadion in Eindhoven

The Philips Stadion (house of Eindhoven PSV, the 1st team in the dutch premier league, with a capacity of 35,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in the country. It is open to the public, even when there are not matches.

You are willing to go and enjoy a game, tickets for PSV matches can be bought online, or at the FANworld PSV shop at the stadium. Make sure to check their calendar!

It is located on the edge of Eindhoven’s city centre, only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the central train station.

Holland Casino Eindhoven

From classic roulettes to modern gaming machines, this is probably the only casino in Eindhoven that has table games. Features a great ambiance and is Located on the market square of Eindhoven. Enjoy a night out with games, drinks, diner and entertainment.

Area 51 Skatepark, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

If skateboarding is your thing, Eindhoven houses Europe’s largest indoor skateboard park. Inline skaters, skateboarders, bmx-ers, mtbers, all of them are welcome. Supervised activities from Area 51 such as lessons, workshops and children’s parties also take place every other day. Be sure to check they breakdance studio!

Shopping in Eindhoven

Although shopping is not one of the things I usually do when I travel (except for some souvenirs every now and then) Eindhoven has remarkable shopping complexes (Heuvel Galerie as the biggest one) that are worth the visit. From famous brands to local stores with incredible pieces, you can find it all.

48 hrs in Eindhoven With one of the best design institutes all over Europe and a lot of universities and technical schools, Eindhoven was one of my first stops when I came to europe in my late teens (I wanted to study design in The Netherlands). A great destination for a weekend getaway, with a big presence of international and young crowds. Although is not the most famous destination you hear about when you are coming to the Netherlands, the picturesque city of Eindhoven houses an incredible nightlife (with the biggest bar street in the entire country) modern & contemporary architecture (re-built after the war) and a crazy number of cyclists (we all know dutch love it), almost the entire central area of the city is made for pedestrians. Things to enjoy in 48 hrs: Phillips Museum: (source) Although not many people know about this, Eindhoven is the birthplace of Phillips. There is a museum in the centre dedicated to the history of the company, displaying variety of products and inventions in an interactive setting. A really interesting thing to see is the space shaving. This exhibition displays the Moonshaver, a prototype shaver for use in space. It was designed with a built-in vacuum cleaner to ensure that the cut hairs would not float around. Evoluon (source) Built by Phillips, This unusual structure has the shape of a UFO and it has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. Originally built as a science museum, it closed down in 1989 and the Evoluon was converted into a conference centre. Although is not precisely close to the centre, I recommend going and giving it a look. Nightlife (source) The dutch city hosts the biggest bar street in the entire country. Stratumseind, with more than 40 different vibey bars, cool restaurants and discos at both sides of the street, is a good place to go out and enjoy a local crafted beer or meet lots of new people. It also has got a couple other areas that cater to all wishes. The best is that they are all within walking distance from each other. Van abbemuseum (source) Situated in incredibly skyscraper, The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. It gathers works from modern and contemporary artists, a must for fans of modern art. As of 2010, the collection of the museum housed more than 2700 works of art Soccer (source) The Philips Stadion (house of Eindhoven PSV, the 1st team in the dutch premier league, with a capacity of 35,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in the country. It is open to the public, even when there are not matches. You are willing to go and enjoy a game, tickets for PSV matches can be bought online, or at the FANworld PSV shop at the stadium. Make sure to check their calendar! It is located on the edge of Eindhoven’s city centre, only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the central train station. Holland Casino Eindhoven (source) From classic roulettes to modern gaming machines, this is probably the only casino in Eindhoven that has table games. Features a great ambiance and is Located on the market square of Eindhoven. Enjoy a night out with games, drinks, diner and entertainment. Area 51 Skatepark (source) If skateboarding is your thing, Eindhoven houses Europe’s largest indoor skateboard park. Inline skaters, skateboarders, bmx-ers, mtbers, all of them are welcome. Supervised activities from Area 51 such as lessons, workshops and children’s parties also take place every other day. Be sure to check they breakdance studio! Shopping (source) Although shopping is not one of the things I usually do when I travel (except for some souvenirs every now and then) Eindhoven has remarkable shopping complexes (Heuvel Galerie as the biggest one) that are worth the visit. From famous brands to local stores with incredible pieces, you can find it all. The church of St. Catherine, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Built in the mid-19th century, the church is absolutely breathtaking, located on the ruins of a medieval church. It offers a marvelous architecture to look at. Made in the Gothic Revival style, the construction has an impressive decoration; featuring  stained glass windows. (Photographies are allowed without flash). Whether or not you are religious, this place deserves admiration.

The acoustic is magnificent as well, if you are lucky enough to get there when they are playing the church music.

And my favorite thing about the Netherlands

Everybody speaks english! Research states that between 90% and 93% of the Dutch population claims to be able to converse in English, so you will be able to get around and make some friends!

48 hrs in Eindhoven

48 hrs in Eindhoven

With one of the best design institutes all over Europe and a lot of universities and technical schools, Eindhoven was one of my first stops when I came to europe in my late teens (I wanted to study design in The Netherlands). A great destination for a weekend getaway, with a big presence of international and young crowds.

Although is not the most famous destination you hear about when you are coming to the Netherlands, the picturesque city of Eindhoven houses an incredible nightlife (with the biggest bar street in the entire country) modern & contemporary architecture (re-built after the war) and a crazy number of cyclists (we all know dutch love it), almost the entire central area of the city is made for pedestrians.

Things to enjoy in 48 hrs:

Phillips Museum in Eindhoven

Although not many people know about this, Eindhoven is the birthplace of Phillips. There is a museum in the centre dedicated to the history of the company, displaying variety of products and inventions in an interactive setting.

A really interesting thing to see is the space shaving. This exhibition displays the Moonshaver, a prototype shaver for use in space. It was designed with a built-in vacuum cleaner to ensure that the cut hairs would not float around.

Evoluon Eindhoven

Built by Phillips, This unusual structure has the shape of a UFO and it has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. Originally built as a science museum, it closed down in 1989 and the Evoluon was converted into a conference centre. Although is not precisely close to the centre, I recommend going and giving it a look.

Stratumseind in Eindhoven

The dutch city hosts the biggest bar street in the entire country. Stratumseind, with more than 40 different vibey bars, cool restaurants and discos at both sides of the street, is a good place to go out and enjoy a local crafted beer or meet lots of new people.

It also has got a couple other areas that cater to all wishes. The best is that they are all within walking distance from each other.

Van abbemuseum Eindhoven

Situated in incredibly skyscraper, The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. It gathers works from modern and contemporary artists, a must for fans of modern art. As of 2010, the collection of the museum housed more than 2700 works of art

The Philips Stadion in Eindhoven

The Philips Stadion (house of Eindhoven PSV, the 1st team in the dutch premier league, with a capacity of 35,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in the country. It is open to the public, even when there are not matches.

You are willing to go and enjoy a game, tickets for PSV matches can be bought online, or at the FANworld PSV shop at the stadium. Make sure to check their calendar!

It is located on the edge of Eindhoven’s city centre, only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the central train station.

Holland Casino Eindhoven

From classic roulettes to modern gaming machines, this is probably the only casino in Eindhoven that has table games. Features a great ambiance and is Located on the market square of Eindhoven. Enjoy a night out with games, drinks, diner and entertainment.

Area 51 Skatepark, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

If skateboarding is your thing, Eindhoven houses Europe’s largest indoor skateboard park. Inline skaters, skateboarders, bmx-ers, mtbers, all of them are welcome. Supervised activities from Area 51 such as lessons, workshops and children’s parties also take place every other day. Be sure to check they breakdance studio!

Shopping in Eindhoven

Although shopping is not one of the things I usually do when I travel (except for some souvenirs every now and then) Eindhoven has remarkable shopping complexes (Heuvel Galerie as the biggest one) that are worth the visit. From famous brands to local stores with incredible pieces, you can find it all.

48 hrs in Eindhoven With one of the best design institutes all over Europe and a lot of universities and technical schools, Eindhoven was one of my first stops when I came to europe in my late teens (I wanted to study design in The Netherlands). A great destination for a weekend getaway, with a big presence of international and young crowds. Although is not the most famous destination you hear about when you are coming to the Netherlands, the picturesque city of Eindhoven houses an incredible nightlife (with the biggest bar street in the entire country) modern & contemporary architecture (re-built after the war) and a crazy number of cyclists (we all know dutch love it), almost the entire central area of the city is made for pedestrians. Things to enjoy in 48 hrs: Phillips Museum: (source) Although not many people know about this, Eindhoven is the birthplace of Phillips. There is a museum in the centre dedicated to the history of the company, displaying variety of products and inventions in an interactive setting. A really interesting thing to see is the space shaving. This exhibition displays the Moonshaver, a prototype shaver for use in space. It was designed with a built-in vacuum cleaner to ensure that the cut hairs would not float around. Evoluon (source) Built by Phillips, This unusual structure has the shape of a UFO and it has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. Originally built as a science museum, it closed down in 1989 and the Evoluon was converted into a conference centre. Although is not precisely close to the centre, I recommend going and giving it a look. Nightlife (source) The dutch city hosts the biggest bar street in the entire country. Stratumseind, with more than 40 different vibey bars, cool restaurants and discos at both sides of the street, is a good place to go out and enjoy a local crafted beer or meet lots of new people. It also has got a couple other areas that cater to all wishes. The best is that they are all within walking distance from each other. Van abbemuseum (source) Situated in incredibly skyscraper, The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. It gathers works from modern and contemporary artists, a must for fans of modern art. As of 2010, the collection of the museum housed more than 2700 works of art Soccer (source) The Philips Stadion (house of Eindhoven PSV, the 1st team in the dutch premier league, with a capacity of 35,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in the country. It is open to the public, even when there are not matches. You are willing to go and enjoy a game, tickets for PSV matches can be bought online, or at the FANworld PSV shop at the stadium. Make sure to check their calendar! It is located on the edge of Eindhoven’s city centre, only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the central train station. Holland Casino Eindhoven (source) From classic roulettes to modern gaming machines, this is probably the only casino in Eindhoven that has table games. Features a great ambiance and is Located on the market square of Eindhoven. Enjoy a night out with games, drinks, diner and entertainment. Area 51 Skatepark (source) If skateboarding is your thing, Eindhoven houses Europe’s largest indoor skateboard park. Inline skaters, skateboarders, bmx-ers, mtbers, all of them are welcome. Supervised activities from Area 51 such as lessons, workshops and children’s parties also take place every other day. Be sure to check they breakdance studio! Shopping (source) Although shopping is not one of the things I usually do when I travel (except for some souvenirs every now and then) Eindhoven has remarkable shopping complexes (Heuvel Galerie as the biggest one) that are worth the visit. From famous brands to local stores with incredible pieces, you can find it all. The church of St. Catherine, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Built in the mid-19th century, the church is absolutely breathtaking, located on the ruins of a medieval church. It offers a marvelous architecture to look at. Made in the Gothic Revival style, the construction has an impressive decoration; featuring  stained glass windows. (Photographies are allowed without flash). Whether or not you are religious, this place deserves admiration.

The acoustic is magnificent as well, if you are lucky enough to get there when they are playing the church music.

And my favorite thing about the Netherlands

Everybody speaks english! Research states that between 90% and 93% of the Dutch population claims to be able to converse in English, so you will be able to get around and make some friends!