Things to do in Eindhoven

Dutch version

No matter what you call it, City of lights (the name it shares with Paris) or the craziest (the name it has earned by its lively carnival), a trip to Eindhoven promises to be eventful.

For those that like design and technology, but also those that like nature and history. Eindhoven is a city that has embraced the 20th century with open arms and thereby has become a symbol for design and technology in the Netherlands. Walking through the city centre you'll most certainly notice all of the modern buildings. Like for example the Evoluon conference centre shaped like a flying saucer.

Other things you'll notice are the various opportunities for shopping and to enjoy a late night on the town. Enjoy your trip to Eindhoven!

Sightseeing Squares Parks Museums Events

Things to do in Eindhoven - Sightseeing

City center Eindhoven the Vesteda towerStart out your trip to Eindhoven at the city centre in the area of the market. It’s not for nothing that Eindhoven won the prize for Best city centre 2011 – 2013.

However, except for a nice market square Eindhoven has a lot more to offer. Like the many bars and modern shopping centres, beautiful parks and various museums.

And as if that’s not enough, the city agenda is filled with great events. Like carnaval and Queensday. But also GLOW and the Dutch Design Week are reasons for hundreds of thousands of visitors to make a trip to Eindhoven.

Philips Stadium

Go see the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven Where Amsterdam has the Amsterdam Arena, Eindhoven has the Philips Stadium! Founded in 1913, it can still be found at the same location (walking distance from the city center) with seating space for no less than 35,000 visitors. If you're a fan, you should definitely [...] Continue reading about Philips Stadium.
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Things to do in Eindhoven - Squares

Eindhoven knows a variety of squares of which the Station square and the Markt are the most well known. Visiting these on your city trip to Eindhovne is almost unavoidable.


Join the crowd on one of the terraces on the Markt in Eindhoven No matter what, visiting the Markt in Eindhoven on you trip is definitely recommended. As in every other major city, the Mark in Eindhoven is a lively location with many cozy terraces like that of De Vooruitgang. Especially on Saturday when the Lichtstadmarkt (Light City [...] Continue reading about Markt.
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Things to do in Eindhoven - Parks

In Eindhoven you’ll find a quite a few city parks. Actually, of the five largest cities of the Netherlands, Eindhoven has the highest percentage green areas. We’ve listed a couple of the city parks below.

Genneper Parks

An abundance of green in the Genneper Parks in Eindhoven Genneper Parks is a nature, sports and recreation area in the south of Eindhoven. You can make, for example, a trip to the swimming pool during summer or the ice ring in the winter. In the middle of the park you also encounter the Environmental [...] Continue reading about Genneper Parks.
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Things to do in Eindhoven - Museums

From the modern history of the DAF truck brand through to the Iron Age you’ll discover in the museums in Eindhoven. Make it a fun and educational day out!

PreHistoric Village

Explore history in the PreHistoric Village in Eindhoven In the PreHistoric Village (formerly the Eindhoven Museum) you're sure to learn a lot about history thanks to the inspiring and entertaining reconstructions of villages from the prehistory to the late middle ages. The PreHistoric Village lies in the recreational area the Genneper Parks, near [...] Continue reading about PreHistoric Village.
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Things to do in Eindhoven - Events and activities

Are you planning a day trip to Eindhoven? Have a look at the below events and activities scheduled the coming month(s) so that you can enjoy it even more!


Ice Rink Eindhoven – Saturday, December 15 – Saturday, January 05

FeelGood Market – Sunday, December 16

International Christmas Winter Circus Eindhoven – Saturday, December 22 – Sunday, December 30

Torchlight Procession – Monday, December 24


Love & Marriage Fair Eindhoven – Saturday, January 19 – Sunday, January 20