Often overlooked by tourists, Eindhoven is a small city which can be a very exciting and enjoyable place if given a chance. The fifth largest city in the Netherlands is also known as the design capital, where the Dutch Design Week takes place every year. The large number of museums also makes this city rich in history that dates back centuries.
What to do in one day while in Eindhoven?
Strijp-S is a former industrial park and a very popular district in Eindhoven where lots of cool art exhibitions, restaurants and bars can be found. Formerly owned by Philips, this neighbourhood used to be known as “the forbidden city”, as only Philips employees had access to the grounds.
Fuel yourself with a morning coffee in one of the best coffee places in town. With its stylish interior, you can also enjoy some very tasty breakfast before hitting the road to the downtown.
St. Catherine’s church
This charming neo-gothic Catholic church is one of the most famous buildings in Eindhoven. The location of the church at the very centre of the city makes this landmark a very accessible place every tourist should see.
Van Abbe Museum
Another great thing to see while walking around the centre of the city is the Van Abbe Museum. Filled with modern and contemporary art, this museum is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe!
One of the most unique buildings in Eindhoven is without doubt the stunning Blob building. With its cool and futuristic looks, this architectural masterpiece has a few shops and a lunchroom open for the public.
Eindhoven is the hometown of the world-famous electrical company Philips where you can visit the Philips museum. If you’d like to see how a local electrical company has managed to become a global corporation that Philips is today, you should definitely put this museum on your list.