About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
With more than a decennium on the counter as a cultural meeting place, it's high time that Rik drops by KEVN for a cup of coffee. Not only do they have all sorts of drinks, but you can also have a fresh bite or plop down on a couch. Or join one of the many parties. And don't forget to take a look at the current exhibitions.
It’s not the first time KEVN and this neighborhood meeting up. More than a decennium ago, owners Yingyi and Erik already managed to get property just a few steps away from the current location. Like a whirlwind, they moved through the city. Or as they like to describe their journey: born at the intersection of the Keldermansstraat and Willem van Noortlaan, raised on the NRE site, and now back to settle indefinitely in familiar Woensel-West. KEVN might have settled down a bit, but growing up doesn't mean getting boring.
You can raise your glasses to ‘eternal youth’ with the eponymous IPA. This time you can enjoy it at the professionally installed bar, on the lounge, or at a cozy table under the wooden arches in the glass extension. The openness of this creative hub has remained as barrier-free as ever, and the quality of the expos might be even better. Everyone can just walk in and get acquainted with beautiful art and design projects all year round.
The existing school building has three rooms at its disposal, including an old gymnasium, which will be used for exhibitions, parties, and - who knows - a ball pit. Be sure to check the program for upcoming events. Rik already spotted the Mexican evening for the taco lovers among us. Well, just keep an eye on it!