9x Reasons to Visit Eindhoven

An off the beaten track city that surprises you and invites you to go and explore for yourself. Eindhoven is generally not considered to be the most beautiful girl in class, but it is definitely the most exciting girl in class. And only less than 120 km from Düsseldorf. Not yet convinced? Check out these 9 reasons to visit Eindhoven!

Shopping city of the south

Eindhoven is a great shopping city. Whether you are looking for nice boutiques or big chains like Zara, Stradivarius, Primark, Bershka, and H&M. Or do you prefer Dutch design, local markets, and vintage stores? The shops in the city center are open 7 days a week! Keep in mind: In Eindhoven, it is customary to pay by card.


Only less than two hours away, but you'll find yourself in a completely different world. For example, it is an hour and a half by car from Düsseldorf and two hours from Cologne. By the way, did you know that you can easily travel to Eindhoven by train? When traveling to Eindhoven from Germany, you can transfer in Venlo and Heerlen. It’s also easy to travel by Flixbus and IC-bus. For 10 euros you already have a one-way ticket to Eindhoven!

Culinary discoveries

In Eindhoven, new culinary hotspots pop up every week. Whether you like extensive dining or a quick bite, there is something for everyone! Some of our favorites: restaurants like Radio Royaal, Fifth NRE, Piet Hein Eek, Dinner in Motion, or Kazerne.

City full of talents

Eindhoven is full of international top talents. Every year, Design Academy Eindhoven and the Eindhoven University of Technology attract hundreds of new students from home and abroad. Leading to an international vibe throughout the entire city, 365 days a year.

Eindhoven is definitely the shopping city of the south of the Netherlands

City of events

World-class design at the Dutch Design Week, light art at GLOW Eindhoven, or an afternoon of wandering around the FeelGood Market. Eindhoven offers plenty of fun activities and events! Check thisiseindhoven.com to see what’s on.

Industrial heritage

Over 125 years ago, Philips brought light to Eindhoven. The company transformed Eindhoven into a vibrant city bursting with innovation, technology, and design. Industrial heritage such as old Philips factories and power stations throughout Eindhoven have been transformed into trendy shops, good restaurants, luxury lofts, and creative workplaces. This transformation is clearly visible in the districts of Strijp-S, T & R.

Dutch design capital

Eindhoven is bursting with design. With Design Academy Eindhoven and the world-famous Dutch Design Week (DDW) - the largest design event in
Northern Europe - Eindhoven can rightly call itself the design capital of the Netherlands. Discover it for yourself, not only in October during DDW, but throughout the year with tours, design in the public space, and expos in design studios.

Drink and/or dance

Eindhoven is known for its vibrant nightlife. The city has different nightlife areas, each with its own character, all within walking distance of one another. Places you shouldn't miss: Bobby's Bar, The Little One, De Stadsbrouwerij, and De Vooruitgang.

Vibrant urban culture

In recent years, Eindhoven has developed into a breeding ground for urban culture. Elements of modern street culture can be found at various locations in the city. Everywhere you go, you see murals and other types of street art.

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