Strijp Route

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.

Strijp route
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Route Description Map
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Philips Stadium

The Philips Stadium is home to soccer club PSV and its supporters. Once started small on this exact spot, now internationally renowned. This route starts at the entrance of the Philips Village on the left side of the stadium.

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Entry to the Philips Village

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.

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Street art PSV-laan

The long wall on the PSV-Laan is covered with murals of famous Dutch people with accents in the classic red and white colors of PSV. Walk in the direction of Strijp-S along the murals and enjoy the view of the 'Forbidden City'.

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Strijp-S

Strijp-S was once a factory site to which only Philips' employees had access, hence its reputation as the ''Forbidden City''. Go straight ahead at the intersection and stay on the right side of the road. Walk along the Philitelaan until you spot the next landmark.

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Indoor gardens

Both the city gardens and the vertical garden walls provide some greenery between the large stone living blocks. Stay on the same side of the road and walk up to the imposing white building, better known as the Klokgebouw. You'll find it on your right side.

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Klokgebouw

The Klokgebouw owes its name to the large clocks on the tower and was once used as a phyllite factory. Cross the street towards the brown-colored buildings in the direction of the Machinekamer.

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Machine room

This detached building used to be the machine room of all the factories located on Strijp-S, it now has its destination as a restaurant (Radio Royaal) and a pastry club amongst others. Follow the road to the next point: indoor skatepark Area51.

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Area51

No aliens in this Area51, but Europe's largest indoor skate park filled with different cycling disciplines. Walk down the road to Leindingstraat where you will find the pink ice cream parlor called Intelligentia Taste Rooms, which is the next landmark of this route.

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Intelligentia Taste Rooms

In this pink ice cream lab, food is a creative concept. Try one of the classics or taste their latest ice cream experiment. Walk over the Leidingstraat in the direction of the Urban Shopper.

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Urban Shopper, Coffeelab STRP & 't Veem

The Leidingstraat owes its name to the vertical overhead pipes and is home to various spots from vintage to food. Cross the Veemstraat towards the Torenallee and turn right. Follow the path, under the viaduct, to Strijp-T.

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Strijp-T

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.

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Piet Hein Eek

On the terrain of Piet Hein Eek, there's room for workshops, studios, a design shop, event rooms, a gallery, and a restaurant. Walk around the grounds and then cross in the direction of the Meidoornstraat.

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Drents Dorp

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.

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Natlab

NatLab was the first building to arise on Strijp-S and it served as the Philips Physics Laboratory. Now it’s a cultural center. Follow the road on the Kastanjelaan and turn left on the Ingenieur Kaffstraat until the MU Hybrid Art House.

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Design on the Torenallee

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.

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Ketelhuisplein

You'll find your favorite new spot on the big square called the Ketelhuisplein, which connects almost all of the old-Philips factories.