Eindhoven city life
As the capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven has several interesting and innovative attractions, and you can also enjoy many spots in the middle of nature. Eindhoven is pretty compact, so you can explore it by foot or by bicycle, as the city is very bike-friendly.
Places worth visiting in Eindhoven:
- Phillips Museum
- The Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst Museum
- The Eindhoven Museum (archaeological open-air museum)
- Sint-Catharinakerk (St. Catherine Church)
- Temple des Augustins
- Evoluon, a mushroom-shaped building
- Lichttoren (Light Tower)
Enjoy and relax in the middle of nature in parks like Stadswandelpark, Genneper Parken, the Philips van Lenneppark.
Night life is focused in bars and pubs; student nights in Eindhoven are Thursdays, check the Stratumseind street and the Market Square. For shopping, Friday is the special day in Eindhoven, as most stores stay open until later.
You can enjoy football and baseball events and you should not miss the interesting festivals held in the city; the most popular are Fiesta del Sol, street- and music acts (annually in June), Glow Eindhoven – an International forum of light in art and architecture.
Outside Eindhoven, check out Nuenen village, famous worldwide due to the fact that Vincent Van Gogh lived here for many years.
If you want to see more of The Netherlands, visit Amsterdam or Maastricht, both about an hour away by train, and you’re also close to Antwerp city in Belgium.
International atmosphere in Eindhoven
Eindhoven gathers a high multicultural environment. Several ethnic minorities have settled in this city: Turks, Moroccans, Chinese, Indians, Germans, Belgians, British and more.
As the investment climate in Eindhoven is among the best in Europe after London and Helsinki, the Financial Times ranked Eindhoven in third place according to the city’s Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index). This means many international business people and expats are living in the city and their number might continue to grow.
Eindhoven has cold winters and warm summers, with no dry season. The daily mean temperatures in the winter season are around 3°C (37 °F), while the average high temperatures in the summer are 21 – 23 °C (70 – 74 °F). Snow can start falling from November to March.