Whilst one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Eindhoven is known as a hub for technology and industrial design and therefore the city is a charming mixture of old and new. While Eindhoven is not the most well known tourist city in the Netherlands, its unique character and charm makes it a must-visit during any trip to the Netherlands.
Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands and lies in the south of the country near the Dommel and Gender streams. The history of Eindhoven spans as far back as the 13th century when the town was originally a small settlement with a wooden castle. During WW2 large parts of the city were destroyed, however after this devastation Eindhoven became the Dutch capital of industrial design and is now a thriving city with a great variety of tourist attractions and museums.
Once you have booked your trip to Eindhoven you can look forward to visiting attractions such as the Van Abbemuseum of modern and contemporary art. The museum houses more than 2,700 works of art and the collection includes a mixture of paper, sculptures, video, paintings and installations.
If you are wanting to escape from Eindhoven’s modern city centre, then Genneperpark is the perfect place to unwind and relax within the peace of nature. The nature reserve also welcomes visitors to hike, cycle, go horseback riding, visit the Eindhoven museum and much more.
If you are planning a trip to Eindhoven in November then visiting the GLOW Light Art festival should definitely be on your ‘to do’ list. The annual festival transforms the city after dark with explosions of light and art. The theme for the festival changes yearly, giving you a new delight each visit - check their website for more information.
For more inspiration when planning your trip to Eindhoven in the Netherlands, check out the 15 Best Things to do in Eindhoven and for a wealth of information about travelling around the Netherlands visit yourdutchguide.com.
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