Local Activities

Eindhoven became the Dutch capital of industrial design and is now a thriving city with a great variety of tourist attractions and museums. Eindhoven offers a vibrant cultural scene, with several museums, theaters, and festivals, making it a popular tourist destination.

Here is a list of things to see and do in Eindhoven. Click on the red name to go to a website with more information about each one.

Self-guided walking tours of Eindhoven: Follow these 2 expert-designed self-guided walking tours to explore Eindhoven, Netherlands on foot at your own pace. You can also create your own self-guided walk to visit the city attractions which interest you the most.

Van Abbemuseum: This world-renowned museum features contemporary art from around the world. It is one of the finest museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe and contains an extensive collection with over 2700 works of art.

Philips Stadium: Home to PSV Eindhoven, one of the top football clubs in the Netherlands. The PSV Eindhoven museum is located within the enormous Philips stadium and is a must-see for football fans. It is a great way to experience the passion and culture of one of the Netherlands’ most successful and beloved football clubs.

Strijp-S: This former Philips factory has been converted into a vibrant cultural and shopping district. Visitors to Strijp-S can explore the neighborhood’s vibrant street art, visit its many coffee shops and restaurants, or attend events and exhibitions at its various cultural spaces.

Eindhoven Museum: This fantastic open-air museum is a place to learn about life in ages past. It focuses on both the iron and middle ages and aims to educate people on what day-to-day life was like during these times. The museum is very hands-on and has many recreations of old buildings, demonstrations and re-enactments of different tasks and daily procedures.

Het Veem Food Market is a must-visit for food lovers and anyone looking for a fun, authentic dining experience in Eindhoven. The market offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine, including street food, artisanal products, and fresh produce. Visitors can enjoy live music and the lively atmosphere of the market.

Philips Museum is a wonderful museum for anyone interested in the history of technology, electronics, and innovation, and is an excellent way to learn about one of the Netherlands’ most famous and influential companies. Visitors can also see a replica of the company’s first laboratory and learn about the people who made Philips what it is today.

Genneper Park: The park has some beautiful landscapes and natural areas to walk around and it is easy to see why over 3 million people have visited this place. Inside the park, expect to find hidden ponds, cute wooden bridges and some picture-perfectold architecture.

DAF Museum: This intriguing museum is an automobile buff’s dream come true. Here you can find an amazing amount of history about cars, trucks, and vehicle manufacturing. See historical cars such as the three wheel Mobile Raincoat that was small enough to fit in a hallway, and the Jan de Rooy Juggernaught. The displays of trucks, cars, fire engines and lorries is really well maintained and a fantastic insight into automotive history.

Evoluon is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Eindhoven and is often referred to as the city’s “flying saucer.” The building’s unique design and location make it a popular destination for tourists and a sought-after venue for events

TU/e Campus: A cutting-edge university campus that is home to the brightest minds in technology and innovation.

And nearby Nuenen is a village worth visiting. Vincent Van Gogh lived there for many years and painted some of his most famous paintings there. The Van Gogh Village Museum is walking distance from the Nuenen Centrum bus station. Buses 6, 321 and 322 run from Eindhoven Centraal to Nuenen Centrum (about 20 minutes each way).

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