About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
This month we're heading west. Woensel-West to be precise. In search of good food and vintage shops. And to see how this part of Eindhoven has been transformed into one of the most amazing places in the city in just a few years time.
Usually, city guide Rik takes his groups through the centre of Eindhoven or visits Strijp-S and -R. But for those who are in for something different there is Woensel-West. The district, which had been struggling with serious crime for years, is on the rise. Here's a couple of his favorite spots!
Shopping highlight number one are the WestSide Stores on Edisonstraat. It's the perfect place to get some shopping done, especially if you're looking for beautiful second-hand items. There's plenty of shops: Coco Loco, Van Alles en Co (great place to have lunch as well), and Strange Avenue.
The Edisonstraat is a long, cozy street, but Woensel-West has more to offer. For architecture lovers, a visit to the Galvanistraat is a must. Enter the gate from the Edisonstraat and you'll suddenly feel like you're in a Mediterranean quarter. And don't forget about KEVN. Another one of those delights. Also nominated for the Dirk Roosenburg Prize. A must-see!
You can enjoy delicious pizzas at La Vita è bella on the Wattstraat and while you’re there, don’t forget to visit Brooklyn Square, which is next door. In this bustling place, everything comes together: food, music, tattoos and dance. Also on Edisonstraat: Glutenfree Super.
Coming from the city center, the Edisonstraat is a ten minutes bike ride. The Strijp-S train station is just a few minutes away by foot. And if you’re coming by car, you can park for free.