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6x Outdoor places to fire up the grill in Eindhoven

Nothing beats hosting a BBQ on a sultry summer night: ice-cold beers, loads of food, and the never-ending love of your friends. We could do this all day long! But what if you don't have a garden? No problem! We'll share the best outdoor spots to channel your inner grill master!

Tip: You can basically park your BBQ everywhere you like. But please be kind to the environment and the people around you. Before you fire up the grill, make sure to check the city’s guidelines.


One of the best places to settle down for a BBQ is Ketelhuisplein. The reason is simple: you can enjoy the sun from dusk till dawn, and events are happening every weekend. Oh, and when you run out of beers, you're only a quick sprint away from Ketelhuis, Rabauw, or Biergarten for a refill. Sounds good, right?

Lex en Edo Hornemannplantsoen

Walking through the Anne Frankplantsoen (which is just a five-minute walk from Van Abbemuseum) you will enter the Lex en Edo Hornemannplantsoen. This park offers plenty of room for a BBQ and some summer activities, such as kubb, playing frisbee, or a game of soccer. Is it time for dessert? Keep an eye out for the ice cream truck passing by during the summer months.

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Philips de Jonghpark

For some peace and quiet, the Philips de Jonghpark is the place to be. Surrounded by a big forest and hiking trails, this park is ideal for an after-dinner walk. Still need to do grocery shopping before you can fire up the grill? Make a pit stop at Vershal het Veem! And don't forget to fill up your basket with bio fruits, juices, and much more at the Philips Fruittuin. Instant satisfaction!

Karpendonkse Plas

Barbecue smoke, uh, love is in the air. The way to your lover's heart is probably through their stomach. We all know that. So, this one is for all the romantics among us. Yes, you! At the Karpendonkse Plas, the magical sunset looks better than in any other location. You could spend hours here next to the water, sipping champagne, and sharing your favorite food while staring at the romantic golden hour. If that isn't love …

Park Meerland

Don't feel like cooking yourself? On a regular basis, the Meerhoven Internationals Platform organizes a BBQ at Park Meerland to bring the community together. There is even a bouncy castle for the kids! Additionally, it is the perfect location to relax by the water. Finding the best spot won't be an issue with a massive 60-acre area.

IJzeren Man

If the group size is getting out of control, you don't want to be left with any hangry friends. The solution is easy: head over to the IJzeren Man for a finger-licking good barbecue with fresh salads, grilled meat, and loads of side dishes. Perfect for a cozy get-together with colleagues or friends.