A former Philips factory site, forbidden to the public, is now home to Eindhovens' urban culture scene, creatives, and the hustle and bustle. This audio tour takes you to the must-visits of the 'forbidden city'.
In the sound clip above the map, a local introduces herself and gives you an introduction to the route. Below the map, you will find separate fragments that match the pinpoints on the map. Do you want to know where you are? Then click on the compass on the map, it will show your current location. One last tip: don't forget to bring your headphones or earphones. Have fun!
Note: Due to the current situation, most locations are closed. Do you want to be sure that something is open? Check it in advance at the location in question. You will find all marked stops below the audio route.
Philips bought this piece of land in 1910 and called it 'the Philips Village' (Philipsdorp) to provide a home for its employees. Continue along the left sidewalk and walk to the so-called 'Koffiehuisje' (little coffee house). Turn into the de Jonghlaan and walk on to the PSV-laan and cross over.
On this piece of industry called Strijp-T, there's the Innovation Powerhouse and a variety of creative businesses, including design studios. To reach the next landmark you walk around the left side of the Strijp-T across the Zwaanstraat. Turn left on the traffic circle and stay on the right side of the road until you reach the Piet Hein Eek site.
Another neighborhood created for Philips's employees is the Drents Dorp, it has characteristics from Drenthe, for example, the spacious gardens. Continue the route along Meidoornstraat and enter Canadastraat. Walk along the Beukenlaan (left) until the intersection and turn right on the Schootsestraat until the junction and turn left for the next point.
Enough design for everyone on the Torenallee, the 'boulevard' of Strijp-S. Visit MU for a dose of design and take a look at the DDW's head office. For the last landmark follow the road over the Ingenieur Kaffstraat between MU and the Apparatenfabriek. Then turn left until you reach the Ketelhuisplein.