Ballooning at night at Eindhoven
Photo by: Jos Dielis, Creative Commons

Being the largest city in southern Netherlands, the town of Eindhoven has a lot to offer visitors who want to get a taste of the good life. Since it is home to a number of multinational corporations such as Philips, this city is considered to be a cradle of innovation when it comes to industrial design. If you’re interested to know more on Dutch design, you can visit the design academy or even attend the annual Dutch design week that happens in October. But aside from modern aesthetics that the city can be proud of, Eindhoven is also a haven for sports fans and modern art buffs.

If you want to scope the art scene in the area, then you should definitely make your way to the Van Abbesmuseum. Here you will be able to catch a glimpse of extraordinary artwork from none other then the Dutch greats such as Picasso, Chagall and Mondrian. For an exhibit that is uniquely Eindhoven, why not visit the ‘Kunstlicht in de kunst’ or the Artificial Light in Art Centre housed in the first Philips light factory. Here you can find paintings and sculptures that have the same central theme, how to use artificial light. Or if shopping is more along your alley, then head on to the center of the city where you will find all the best shopping galleries that the south of Netherlands can provide for you.

For the sports enthusiasts out there, one of the best experiences that you can have in this city is to watch a football game, if you happen to chance upon any during your stay, in the very modern Philips stadium. Even if there aren’t any games, you can still go on a guided tour by going through the restaurant that is located on the southeastern wing of the stadium.

When it comes to the nightlife, you can have your fill of the best bars and pubs located in the metro. In Stratumseind, you’ll find the highest concentration of bars in the whole of the Netherlands, as there are more than 40 bars and restaurants that you can choose from in this small area.

So if ever you find yourself traveling in the north Brabant district of south Netherlands, you shouldn’t dare pass up the chance of visiting Eindhoven.

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