GLOW: all practical info
From 12 to 19 November, light art festival GLOW shines its light on Eindhoven. This edition, there are no less than four areas where you can feast your eyes. We listed all the practical info for a fantastic GLOW experience!
Do I need a ticket?
GLOW is free, so you don't need a ticket.
When is GLOW?
Now that it's winter time, the sun already sets around 5 p.m., but only when it's lovely and dark does GLOW come into its own. Therefore, the light artworks shine from 18:30 to 23:00 on weekends and from 18:30 to 22:00 on weekdays.
Where is GLOW this year?
In short: Throughout the whole city. This year you will again walk the joint GLOW route through the heart of Eindhoven. Along the way, buildings, rooftops, and parks are transformed into beautiful light artworks. You decide where on the route you start, but for convenience, you start at the central station. The path leads you to various light artworks throughout the city. You can also follow an audio tour this year just from your phone. In this audio tour, you will discover unique stories, anecdotes, and details about the light artworks. Check the GLOW website for more information about the audio tour and to view the entire route.
Can I see everything on foot?
The entire route is about five kilometers long, so it should be easily walkable. If you walk through in one go and see all the artworks, you will be on your way for about three hours. Instead, stop for a short break while walking? Then check out our tips for food and drinks.
Can I get a map?
You can find a handy digital map on the GLOW website. Prefer a paper version? It is available at the two information points: Tourist Information Eindhoven/VVV at Stationsplein (in the station hall opposite the Jumbo) and at the container at the intersection of Kanaalstraat and Bleekstraat.
Practical info about your visit to Eindhoven
Travelling to and from Eindhoven
Eindhoven has two stations, Eindhoven Central Station and Station Strijp-S. You check your journey via the Journey Planner on ns.nl or Google Maps.
All roads lead to ... Eindhoven. From Amsterdam/Utrecht you drive to Eindhoven via the A2, from Rotterdam/Tilburg via the A58, from Antwerp via the A67 and from Arnhem/Nijmegen via the A50. Here, you will find all the parking facilities in the city.
Good to know: during GLOW a number of roads in the center are closed. So keep an eye on the detour signs, or use public transport!
Would you like to stay a little longer in Eindhoven? We can see why! Stay the night in one of the lovely hotels or B&Bs available. You'll find all the accommodation you need on our accommodation page.
Eating & drinking
Eindhoven has numerous restaurants, cafés and bars. Ideal for a short or long break. Not sure where to go? Check out our tips for eating & drinking.