Koelhuis | A Tip from Rik

In the Canal Zone, previously mentioned in this Tip from Rik, lies Koelhuis. The future plans for this mysterious block of concrete are still on hold, but from today on you can enjoy their brand new outdoor terrace every weekend!

Cooling Building

There was always a reason for a party in the former cooling building. Ice cream cakes have been stored here since 1969. After about twenty years of preserving these cold cakes, the building was left empty. Large, remote, and without any sight of the inside, it was the perfect target for squatters. They wore off the building until a carcass was left. Which is now the perfect start for one of their plans, an outdoor terrace with the recurring theme: construction site chic. 

From Cooling Building to Party Location



This is not your typical relaxing spot, it’s the complete opposite of city beach Stadsoase de Zomertuin hosted by neighbor PHOOD. A place where 300 people are welcome to enjoy a line-up of fine artists, funky props, and delicious food. And to stick with the theme of a building site, they serve finger food like (vegan) hot dogs with special sauces. All made by non-other than the MINYOUNG Korean Food Lab, which provides a unique connection in the city according to Rik. 

Creative Hub

With the opening of the Koelhuis, Eindhoven not only has an additional terrace but also a lot to look forward to. Behind the scenes, their team is continuously working on grand future plans. With a mix of unique lighting experiences, future fashion shows hosted by Design Academy, and of course the weekly parties, this place will be kept warm for the time being before the final metamorphosis starts.  

Are you as excited as Rik? The seats are waiting for you, all you have to do is book a ticket

Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every two weeks he shares a tip.​

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