Tourist’s guide to Eindhoven – a colorful city in the southern Netherlands

Eindhoven, The Netherlands is the administrative center of the province of North Brabant. A vibrant town is considered the center of design and contemporary art. The rapid development of the settlement is due to Philips, whose headquarters was founded in Eindhoven. Today, a world-famous company is based in the Netherlands, but this did not affect the popularity of Eindhoven among tourists. The city authorities have relied on modernity. The modern settlement in the south of the country is bright, asymmetric windows of houses, stylish, glass roofs of supermarkets, public transport stops, on the roofs of which flowers are planted.

Eindhoven City

Photo: Eindhoven city.

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general information

Eindhoven is the largest settlement and community in the southern part of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. A large number of enterprises that specialize in high technologies, including information, are concentrated here.

Interesting fact! Football lovers know Eindhoven very well, because PSV football club is based here, by title it is the second club in the Netherlands.

Football club "PSV"

Today, most of the streets are built up with modern buildings, the temperament of which is unexpected for Europe. Another reason why tourists come to Eindhoven is affordable prices and the opportunity to relax in the Netherlands without spending a large amount.

Good to know! Tourists are treated fairly reservedly, but cordially. You can fully enjoy the beauties and sights, but as they say, do not forget that you are visiting.

sights

Local residents of Eindhoven in Holland with great respect and care for their city, remembering that the ancestors had to restore it literally by brick. Among the attractions of Eindhoven, the most fascinating and informative, of course, are museums. The symbol of the settlement in the Netherlands is the Evolution sight, made in the form of a flying saucer.

Good to know! After walking through the streets, be sure to visit the atmospheric establishments – pubs, restaurants serving Eindhoven beer.

DAF Museum

The theme of the exposition is the history of the appearance and development of DAF. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the concern produced not only trucks, but also cars and even sports cars.

Cars at the DAF Museum

On the ground floor there are trucks manufactured in different years. The first floor is dedicated to the 30s of the 20th century. There are also souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and you can visit the main office of the founder of the company. The exhibits on the top floor are cars, among which there are developed models that did not go into production.

Interesting fact! The collection has a car that belonged to the royal couple.

DAF Museum

Practical information:

  • Address: Tongelresestraat, 27;
  • work schedule: every day except Monday, from 10-00 to 17-00;
  • ticket price: full – 9 €, children (5-15 years) – 4 €;
  • visiting time – 60 minutes.

The attraction is located a quarter of an hour from the station. You can walk or get on bus number 5.

Church of St. Catherine

Roman Catholic Church, located in the center of Eindhoven, namely on Catherine Square. The church was erected on the site where the temple used to be, consecrated in honor of Catherine of Alexandria. The church officially opened in 1240, and at the end of the 14th century it was granted collegial status. The building is decorated in a neo-Gothic style, designed by architect Pierre Coopers. Construction work was carried out from 1861 to 1867.

Church of St. Catherine

Interesting fact! The most remarkable part of the church is two towers 73 meters high, they are called David and Maria Tower.

Since 1972, the church of St. Catherine is included in the list of national monuments of the Netherlands.

Distillery Tour

Small production, where most processes are still manual. Thus, product quality is controlled. If you want to try noble drinks with a rich taste and pleasant aroma, be sure to visit the factory as part of an excursion group.

Distillery Tour

The tour is possible on any day of the week, and you can also book a specific date and time on the official website. During the tour, guests are told in detail about the production, the creation of various drinks and, of course, will be offered to try three of them to choose from. The event lasts about 30 minutes and costs € 12.50.

The tour with a tasting involves not just a visit to the factory and a guide’s explanation, but also the opportunity to try liquors, beer, gin and vodka. The duration of the tour is about 1.5 hours, the cost is 25 €.

Beverage Tasting

Gin production is an exciting program in which guests are shown the complete process of producing a drink, from preparing raw materials to ripening in oak barrels. The tour is very atmospheric, as it implies a complete immersion in the process. Of course, at the end of sightseeing events, guests can taste gin varieties. The duration of the program is approximately 2.5 hours, the price is 42.5 €.

The factory is located at: Bleekweg, 1.

Zoo Dierenrijk

The zoo is a natural area where the most comfortable conditions for the life of different animals and the guests are created. Bears, elephants, lions, camels, monkeys, parrots live here. Many playgrounds are also equipped, some of them in the open, and some indoors. There is also a golf course.

Raccoons at the Dierenrijk Zoo

Almost all animals are kept in such a way that guests have the opportunity to examine them and even feed some. To get enough exercise in the zoo, plan a minimum of 4 hours.

Good to know! Throughout the day, the zoo hosts various shows with the participation of animals – elephants, seals.

Playground at Dierenrijk Zoo

Practical information:

  • Address: Baroniehei, Nuenen Village;
  • the work schedule depends on the season: from January to March and from November to December – from 10-00 to 17-00, from May to October – from 9-30 to 17-30;
  • prices: full day ticket – 19.50 €, when buying a ticket online (www.dierenrijk.nl/tickets/) you can save 3 €, children under 2 years old have free entry.
Philips Museum

The museum does not have an official site, but this does not affect the attendance of the attraction, which is located on Looyenbeemd 24, this is on the outskirts of Eindhoven.

Philips Museum

The director of a fascinating institution, Jean Lorteye, is very reminiscent of a mad scientist. It was he who took an active part in the restoration of the building, a collection of which today has more than 20 thousand exhibits. The room does not allow to display all objects at once, so you can see only a thousand exhibits, but the best.

The halls exhibit items that were produced at the Eindhoven factory in different years. In general, the attraction is modest – shop windows are installed, but you have a unique chance to learn in detail the history of electronics. The collection includes carbon lamps, speakers and radios, a TV, shaving devices, microscopes, medical and musical equipment.

Museum Electronics

Practical information:

  • Address: Emmasingel, 31;
  • work schedule: daily, except Monday, from 11-00 to 17-00;
  • ticket price: full – 8 €, children – 4 €;
  • tour duration – 60 minutes.

From the train station can be reached in 10 minutes on foot.

The Van Abbe Museum

This attraction has earned the fame of “the leftmost museum in Europe.” Here is the largest collection of avant-garde artist El Lissitzky, as well as other authors. The museum regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists.

The Van Abbe Museum

The landmark is located in a compact building of red brick, visually resembling a military cruiser. For interior decoration, white and red colors were used. The exposition is quite large, a suspension car with a bed is of great interest. At the entrance, visitors are given yellow ottomans, which you can sit on to examine the exhibits more carefully and with great comfort. You can grab a bite to eat at the cafe.

Paintings at the Van Abbe Museum

Practical information:

  • the attraction can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11-00 to 17-00;
  • adult ticket costs 12 €, student ticket – 6 €, children under 13 years old admission is free;
  • You can be reached by bus No. 17 from the train station to the Stadhuisplein stop.
Local brewery
Tasting local beer, Eindhoven

A wonderful, atmospheric establishment where you can try 14 beers. The drinks serve delicious dishes. In the warmer months, you can relax and enjoy a beer on the terrace, which overlooks the Dommel River. Near the factory there is a 100 Watt cafe located in the premises of the old Schellens factory.

The factory staff regularly conduct sightseeing tours, inviting guests to taste new beers. To find out the schedule of an event, just go to the official website, click on a specific date in the calendar and find out what event is scheduled for that day. If you wish, you can reserve a place in the excursion group.

Important! The tour involves tasting three beers and one liqueur and the corresponding snacks.

A factory tour introduces guests to the production of beer and other alcoholic beverages.

Brewery Tour, Eindhoven

Practical information:

Schedule:

  • Monday and Tuesday – from 15-00 to 22-00;
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – from 14-00 to 00-00;
  • Friday and Saturday – from 14-00 to 01-00;
  • Sunday – from 13-00 to 22-00.

Tickets cost € 9.50.
Address: Bleekweg, 1.

Prices on the page are for June 2018.

Holidays in Eindhoven

Eindhoven presents housing for every taste and budget. The price range is quite wide. Of course, hotels in the central areas are the most comfortable for living – there is a railway station, shops and major attractions nearby.

Room at the three-star Design Hotel Glow
Design hotel glow

A night in a three-star hotel in a double room will cost 67 €. A room with similar conditions in a 4 star hotel costs from 76 €. Renting an apartment will cost 90-100 €.

In Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a network of catering establishments is developed. The rates are as follows:

  • a meal in a mid-range restaurant costs from 12 to 15 € per one;
  • a check of three courses for two in a restaurant – from 40 to 60 €;
  • dine in fast food will cost from 6.5 to 8 € per person.

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How to get to Eindhoven from Amsterdam

From the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Eindhoven can be reached in several ways. The easiest and most comfortable way is to rent a car. A serious argument in favor of this way of travel is free roads.

Car trip
By car on the A2 highway

From Amstredam you can get to Eindhoven on the A2 highway – this is a typical highway, several lanes of cars move in each direction. What is characteristic – there are no traffic jams, so you can get to your destination quickly and without hassle.

Interesting fact! The road is beautifully paved and illuminated even at night.

The route is laid in such a way that as much as possible around the settlements in the Netherlands. The path passes by lakes, bays, dense vegetation.

Between Eindhoven and Amsterdam the distance is 125.5 km, by car it can be overcome in 1 hour 20 minutes.

Train Eindhoven – Amsterdam

You can get to Eindhoven from Amsterdam by the high-speed train “Intercity”, he leaves from the central station of the capital and arrives at the Eindhoven station. The journey takes 1 hour 20 minutes. The cars are comfortable, air conditioners are installed. The first flight leaves at 5-30, and the last – at 23-30. Flights follow with a frequency of 30 minutes.

Important! Tickets can be purchased at vending machines or at the box office. Cost – 19 €.

The official website of the Netherlands Railway, where you can find out the exact timetable and buy tickets – www.ns.nl/en.

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From Amsterdam by bus
From Amsterdam by bus

Bus trips are provided by Eurolines; this type of transport is not as common as trains. Only 4 flights are provided per day – two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Buses depart from Amsterdam Train Station and arrive at the Eindhoven train station. You can get to your destination in 2-3 hours.

Tickets worth 9 € can be purchased on the official website of the carrier company (www.eurolines.eu).

Important! Despite the fact that there is an airport in Eindhoven, it is impossible to get here from Amsterdam by plane.



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