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A strong example of industrial heritage turned into a lively district. The former 'forbidden city' Strijp-S is cooler and more accessible than ever.

Strijp-S Eindhoven

Previously, only Philips employees had access to Strijp-S, but nowadays everyone can enjoy this piece of industrial heritage. Almost all the old factory buildings have been transformed into trendy stores, innovative restaurants, and creative workplaces. With annual events like Dutch Design Week (DDW) and STRP Festival you experience the district in optima forma.

Must-visit: Piet Hein Eek

Just a stone's throw from Strijp-S, you'll find one of the most famous Dutch designers: Piet Hein Eek. He transformed a former ceramic workshop into a design hotspot with a studio, a workshop, two restaurants, an exposition room, a showroom, a shop and the brand new Piet Hein Eek Hotel with a rooftop bar. You don't want to miss this! 


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Strijp-S fun facts

Before becoming one of the best film houses in the region, Natlab was a large laboratory where great minds like Albert Einstein came to visit.

According to The New York Times, MU, Ketelhuis, Urban Shopper, Yksi Expo and Brouwerij het Veem are must-visits in Eindhoven (and we agree).

The Leidingstraat (that runs over Strijp-S) was designed by none other than Piet Oudolf, who also made the plans for the New York High Line.

The iconic Klokgebouw owes her name to the recognizable clock where the numbers are replaced by the letters 'Philips'.  

Not only the CD and the Philishave were invented in Natlab, also electronic music! Kid Baltan (Dick Raaijmakers) was the first to experiment with electronic music.