Woensel West | a tip from Rik

This week 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. Highlight are the WestSide Stores on Edisonstraat. Here you can smell and taste delicious food at restaurants such as Toko DjawaFalafel MastersWraps4You and unchroom Sini. And this is the place to get some shopping done, especially if you're looking for beautiful second-hand items.

The favourite place for vintage hunters is Yetunde & the Vintage Alternatives. Rik recalls an Italian fashion journalist of the newspaper La Stampa, who he recently showed the shop. She was impressed by the assortment. High quality at low prices, was her conclusion. A little further down the road you will find a great children's shop with second-hand clothes, SOUL2SOULkidz.

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.

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. Right at the beginning of the Edisonstraat, at number 10, you'll find the 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.

Rik studied architecture and is also an Eindhoven city guide. He shares a new tip every other week.