5 good reasons to go to Eindhoven
To see / do
Culture and history
The Van Abbe Museum
Devoted to modern art and design, the museum is home to works by major artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Lissitzky or Rodin. In addition to its bold architecture, the building also houses one of the finest Benelux art collections.
The truck manufacturer DAF has its headquarters in Eindhoven and so naturally offered its home city a splendid museum. You'll find an incredible collection of vintage vehicles here, alongside prototypes that never went into production.
Behind this amusing name lies a futuristic building of steel and glass, but with a decidedly organic shape. The work of the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, it forms a bridge between the Philips tower and the adjacent shopping centre and also houses a restaurant. This unique venue has become a highly popular meeting place in Eindhoven.
The museum devoted to Eindhoven's iconic brand promises a fun and entertaining way to learn about scientific progress in lighting and healthcare. Step into the shoes of a researcher and solve mysteries, or try the augmented reality tour...
This former industrial complex has become an alternative venue and open stage for urban culture. You'll find numerous independent entrepreneurs, eco-responsible shops and locavore restaurants here. In a word, it's the equivalent of our very own Darwin!
This is one of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands, with its medieval buildings, charming shops and good restaurants. Easy to get to by train or car from Eindhoven, it's the ideal place to enjoy a walk along the ramparts or the canals.
The Netherlands' most famous amusement park is about 40 kilometres from Eindhoven. Discover this wonderland and its fairy-tale wood, musical theatre and heart-stopping rides. With haunted castles, rollercoasters and an 18-hole golf course, there's something for all the family. Efteling takes on another atmosphere in winter with its light displays and skating rink.
The three iconic food products of North Brabant all start with the letter A - asparagus, aardbei (strawberry) and anchovy. In the summer you'll often find AAA menus featuring these three famous ingredients.
Located in a former textile factory on the banks of the canal, this micro-distillery produces high-quality spirits that have won a host of international awards. The distillery is open to visitors, who can sample gins, rums, vodkas and other liqueuers, or take part in creative workshops and master classes.
Aquitaine isn't the only region to produce high-quality caviar. This local produce is named Anna Royal Dutch Caviar in reference to the Russian Tsar's daughter. This is the only fish farm in the Netherlands which breeds sturgeon for their precious eggs!
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