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9x Hobby & Art Shops

Looking for a new hobby? Get creative with crafting or painting, or try something exotic like mosaic or glassblowing. Discover all you need for your newfound hobby at the following specialty stores in Eindhoven. Let your creativity run wild!

Eat your crafty heart out at Pipoos

A must-visit for creatives is Pipoos. The store located in the Piazza has almost everything you need for creative hobbies such as macramé, crochet, knitting, and making jewelry.

Every artist's valhalla at Van Beek Art Supplies

From artists' supplies to graphic items, Van Beek Art Supplies has it all. Expand your collection of markers or get inspired for a new hobby. Is your work of art finished? They will be happy to help you select the perfect frame.

The prettiest fabrics and yarn at ‘t Smitje

It is impossible to imagine Eindhoven without 't Smitje. For about 100 years, people find their way to the store for fabrics, yarn, buttons, and, of course, for a chat. In short: everything for both the professional and the hobbyist. The store has a webshop but stopping by and seeing everything in person is so much more fun! 


Pro hobby equipment at Civo

Normally, Civo gets frequently visited by Design Academy Eindhoven students and other creative fanatics. Fortunately, no one has to miss them since they have a webshop. With over 40,000(!) items like easels, stationery, and other creative materials, there's bound to be something for you.

Creative mosaics at Carreau

Carreau is the French translation for tile, and it fits perfectly with the services of this business. It is a store, atelier, and workshop in one and specializes in mosaic. Want to get started at home? They will help you with the materials, tools and will give you advice.

Flashy photography gear at CameraNU

Alright, a bit of a cheesy wordplay, but the CameraNU photography store on Stratumsedijk has been a cornerstone in Eindhoven for over 85 years, and top-notch service is their priority. They not only stock the latest and greatest in camera gear but also boast a vast array of second-hand cameras (with warranty). At their in-house photo lab, you can not only develop your photos but also digitize old visual memories.

Pro Tip: Looking for picturesque spots to capture? We've compiled a list of Eindhoven's picture perfect locations.


Cozy knitting at Bloemendalwol

Bloemendalwol has managed to secure a spot at the bustling Sectie-C. They have knitting and crochet yarns of all sorts (from wool to bamboo), colors, and sizes. Want to learn more from a professional? In addition to online patterns, they offer workshops and have a weekly Knit & Crochet Club.

Nostalgic photography at Analog Space

At the bottom of the Trudo Tower, you'll find the best place for advice, products, or developing analog photography: Analog Space. The shop window alone is a feast for the photography enthusiast. Here you can easily score a vintage camera and matching rolls and get immediate help and advice. A nice bonus: you step out of the store and find yourself at one of the most photogenic spots in town. Grab your camera and go!

Want to try it all? 

And are you, by any chance, 50 years or older? If so, we enthusiastically recommend Stadshobbycentrum (City Hobby Center). For a modest annual fee, you can indulge in a wide range of hobbies as frequently as you wish. From crafting with metal or wood to working with ceramics, painting, 3D printing, and jewelry making – there's no limit to the creative possibilities awaiting you here!