Practical info STRP Festival
It's almost time for the annual STRP Festival. We're more than happy to explain what STRP is and why you shouldn't miss it. But not here, sorry! This article is about all things practical. From tickets to transportation and from accommodation to the best spots for a culinary break: we'll tell you all about it!
What is STRP Festival?
Maybe you read the intro and are thinking, "Help! I have absolutely no idea what this is about!". We get that you'd rather start with what and why before reading all about the how, where, and when. These guides and tips will help you get started:
Where and when?
This year's STRP Festival is from Thursday, 13 April, through Sunday, 16 April. You can visit the exhibitions every day from 12:00 to 20:00. There is a music program in the evening from 20:00 to 01:00 on Saturday, 15 April. Additionally, there will be a STRP Scenario every day. Check the program to see when you can visit those.
STRP has three downtown locations this year. De Heuvel, Microstad and the Catharinakerk. De Heuvel is the indoor shopping center on Markt. The Catharinakerk is on the other side of De Heuvel, as seen from Markt. Microstad is close to the Central Station. You walk to the Catharinakerk from Microstad within 15 minutes. Check the ‘transportation’ section below for more info.
STRP Festival consists of a number of free and paid exhibitions, a music program, and the STRP Scenarios: special lectures. There will also be a digital program. On the STRP website, you can see exactly what you can see where, and when.
You need different tickets for the various program sections. Sounds complicated with such an extensive program, but we promise it isn’t. Below, you can read exactly which tickets you need for which parts of the program. Tickets are available through the STRP online ticketshop.
STRP Festival EXPO ticket
The STRP Festival EXPO ticket gives you access to all the exhibitions, the music program, and the online program. You can exchange your ticket for a wristband at Microstad or De Heuvel. It is valid throughout the festival. Handy if you want to avoid cramming everything into one day. The EXPO ticket costs 20 euros. Everyone under 25 pays only 10 euros. Select the 'Young & Student' option when you order a ticket. Children up to 10 can go to STRP for free.
STRP Festival Digital ticket
STRP is a hybrid festival. Good news for people who like to visit a festival from the couch! A STRP Digital Ticket gives you access to two online works, and you can attend all three STRP Scenarios digitally. It only costs 5 euros!
STRP Scenario’s tickets
STRP Scenarios are lectures that focus on the ethics of technology and its impact on people and society. This year, there are three scenarios you can attend. You will need a separate ticket for each scenario. Tickets for the scenarios are 10 euros each (5 euros for people under 25). You can attend the STRP Scenarios online with a STRP Digital Ticket.
For 5 euros, you can participate in the workshop Exploring the Limits of Silence at De Heuvel. It's on 15 April, at 18.30. On 16 April, you can attend the workshop Deep Listening in Microstad free of charge with your wristband. Just be sure to register in advance!
Travel to STRP
Eindhoven has two train stations, Eindhoven Central Station and Strijp-S Station. Intercity trains, as well as Sprinters stop here. Sprinters are trains that make stops at all stations between larger cities (short sprints, get it?). You can schedule your journey via the journey planner on ns.nl or Google Maps.
All roads lead to… Eindhoven! From Amsterdam/Utrecht, take the A2; from Rotterdam/Tilburg, take the A58; from Antwerp, the A67; from Arnhem/Nijmegen, the A50. Here you can find all the parking facilities in the city.
Eindhoven Airport is about 15 minutes away (by bus) from Eindhoven Central Station. A bus leaves from the airport to the city center every 10 to 15 minutes and vice versa, except after 21:00.
(Public) transportation in the city
All STRP venues are a maximum 15-minute walk from Central Station and each other. Don't feel like walking? Rent an NS bike. Get one at the bicycle parking in the basement of Central Station. You will also find plenty of electric bikes and scooters from GO Sharing, Tier, and Felix in Eindhoven. Fast and sustainable! You can also take the bus: plan your trip via 9292.nl Google Maps.
For more information, see our page on public transportation.
Spend the night in Eindhoven!
Need more than one day to take in everything STRP has to offer? We understand! Book a night (or two) in one of the arty hotels or B&Bs. You can find all accommodation on our accommodation page.
Food & drinks
Your festival experience will be so much better if you know the best spots to eat and drink. Rest assured: Eindhoven has plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Ideal for short or long culinary breaks. Don't know where to go? Check out our tips for Eating & Drinking.