Summer in Eindhoven

With dozens of festivals, city beaches, parks, terraces, and an outdoor cinema, Eindhoven has plenty of spots for you to enjoy the warm summer days. Check out our tips!


City parks

Did you know Eindhoven is one of the greenest cities of the Netherlands? Discover the many tranquil spots in the city. The Stadswandelpark, Philips de Jonghpark, and the Karpendonkse Plas have plenty of space for you to relax and enjoy a picnic. Check out our 5 most kid-friendly parks!


In the north of Eindhoven, you will find beach park Aquabest. Go for a swim or go paddling and enjoy the sunset with a drink and a bite on the terrace of Beachclub Sunrise.

De IJzeren Man

De IJzeren Man (Iron Man) is a small lake just outside the city center. Relax by the water or go wild with one of the many activities, such as mountain biking, aqua rolling, archery, and more.

E3-strand (now Duynenwater)

In the middle of the forest, near Eersel, you will find a unique spot: E3-strand. E3-strand offers a large beach and a recreational lake. For those who do not like sandy toes, there are several green fields where you can sunbathe.



We recommend the terraces of Victoriapark to those who love to sit in the sun, preferably all day.  Do you prefer some shadow? Then find yourself a spot under one of the beach umbrellas.


Sunset alert! Take the elevator to the 14th floor of the Groene Toren for a beautiful view over the Eindhoven skyline. Relax in one of the lounge chairs and enjoy the sun-drenched terrace with one of their signature cocktails in your hand.


Market Square in Eindhoven is the ideal place for a sunny afternoon on the terrace. On the Wildeman terrace, you can cool off by paddling your feet in one of the tiny inflatable swimming pools.


The terrace of the Stadsbrouwerij is located overlooking the Dommel river. The brewery is known for its wide range of specialty beers that you can try while enjoying a bite along the water. You can always go for a tour, in case of bad weather.


Intelligentia Taste Rooms

What can be more refreshing than a tasty, freshly made ice cream from Intelligentia Taste Rooms? Choose from many unique flavors, such as Cuban Cigars, Gin & Tonic, and Toffee Bacon. Don’t worry. They also sell flavors that are more vanilla.

IJssalon Kees

Ice cream parlor Kees has been around since 1950 and knows everything there is to know about ice cream. Located in one of the nicest places in Eindhoven, the Downtown Gourmet Market, you can see for yourself how their ice cream is made.


For an Italian ice cream outside of the city centre, visit Zinin. Their ice cream is prepared daily according to authentic Italian recipe. In the mood for something else? Choose an over-the-top milkshake, bubble tea, or a box of delicious chocolates.

Natlab outdoor films: watching a movie al fresco


Outdoor cinema Natlab

Once again, Natlab will have an outdoor cinema in July and August. All movies are free, snacks and drinks are on sale at the bar. Tip: bring your own folding chair!

Foodtruck festivals

Don’t feel like cooking for yourself at the end of a hot summer day? Check out this season’s culinary festivals in Eindhoven. All free of entrance!

Music festivals

Whether you are into rock-'n-roll, like dancing to Salsa music, or prefer the Dutch dance scene. Eindhoven has more than enough to offer in the festival area. Check out the events calendar!

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