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GLOW: all practical info

From 11 to 18 November, light art festival GLOW shines its light on Eindhoven ... and surrounding villages. This edition, you can enjoy the beloved walking route as always. 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. 

Where is GLOW this year? 

In short: Throughout the whole city and a couple of surrounding villages join in too. You can get a glimpse of GLOW in Geldrop-Mierlo, Oirschot, Best en Waalre. But the joint GLOW route through the heart of Eindhoven remains the main attraction. 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 (or one of the other starting points). The route leads you to various light artworks throughout the city. 

When is GLOW? 

For a whole week you can enjoy GLOW: from Saturday, Nov. 11, to Saturday, Nov. 18. 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. In Geldrop-Mierlo, Oirschot, Best and Waalre, the artworks shine from 18:30 to 22:00.

What's on the program?

The GLOW route, of course. In addition, this year there are many more activities during the festival, including the Diwali evening on Sunday, November 12 and a culinary tour to stimulate all the senses. Want to know what the absolute highlights are this year or which works are the most fun for kids? We have gathered all the tips you need. 

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 info containers at Paradijslaan, Kanaalstraat, and Stationsplein. 


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 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! 

Staying overnight

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, caf├ęs and bars. Ideal for a short or long break. Not sure where to go? Check out our tips for eating & drinking or visit one of the GLOW-hosts