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Eindhoven from A to Z: Urban culture

You might know Eindhoven as the design capital of the Netherlands, but we also go by another nickname: the city of urban culture. What did we do to deserve that? We'll explain it to you in the U of Urban Culture.

The streets of Eindhoven are like a canvas for graffiti artists — a remnant of the vibrant graffiti scene of the late 1980s (click here for a lesson in Eindhoven's graffiti history). Nowadays, it's much less underground: cool murals pop up on almost every street corner, and even tunnels don't escape a new layer of paint. And then there's, of course, the open-air museum De Berenkuil, where graffiti artists can let their creativity run wild, especially when the street art festival Step in the Arena is back in town. On this page, you'll find everything about discovering street art, including tips from local expert Lukedaduke. Or you can book a street art tour; no fuss, all fun. 

Step in the Arena
Step in the Arena

But urban culture is much more than just graffiti. Urban culture is also: skating, and BMXing at the largest indoor skatepark Area51 (representing the A in our alphabet) and dancing during the Urban Dance Days or World of Dance, where talented hiphop dancers like The Ruggeds steal the show. Want to enjoy everything that the urban culture capital of the Netherlands has on offer? Check out the Urban Culture Festival of EMOVES or dive into our ten tips to discover urban culture in Eindhoven.

Eindhoven from A to Z

Curious about what defines Eindhoven? We asked newcomers, enthusiastic visitors, and locals alike. The outcome? The ultimate Eindhoven alphabet – from Area 51 to the Z of 'Zachte G'. No idea what that means? We'll tell you all about it! 

Discover the Eindhoven alphabet