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GLOW: all practical info

From 6 to 13 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 winter time is here, the sun already sets around 17:00, but only when it is properly dark does GLOW truly shine. Therefore, the light artworks are on from 18:30 to 23:00. You can view them for eight days; from 6 to 13 November. 

Where is GLOW this year? 

This year GLOW has four areas: the center, De Caai (Kanaalzone), Strijp and the TU/e site. GLOW also has two satellite projects: a water and light show at the pond of the High Tech Campus and a colorful ode to Van Gogh in Nuenen. Keep an eye out for our tips on our social channels, or visit the GLOW website for the full program. 

Can I see everything on foot?

We'll be honest: that's a bit of a challenge. A walking route along all the points is about 8 kilometers. If you want to see everything in one evening without rushing, you'll be walking for about 3.5 to 4 hours. Not a problem if you're fond of hiking and you're on your marks at 6:30 pm. 

Our advice? Spread your GLOW adventure over two (or more) evenings and take your time. Only have one evening? Rent a bike at the train station, so you can quickly move from area to area and see everything in one go. You can also take the bus. Plan your trip via 9292 or Google Maps

Can I get a map?

On the GLOW website, you'll find a handy digital map. Do you prefer a paper version? During GLOW you can find an info counter in every area where you can buy a map. 

Do I need a corona QR code? 

In relation to new measures you need a valid QR code. Would you like to warm up inside with a hot chocolate or mulled wine? Then you need a validQR code as well. Keep an eye on our corona overview for all current measures.

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, cafés and bars. Ideal for a short or long break. Not sure where to go? Check out our tips for eating & drinking.