Places in Eindhoven that you really need to see

The sturdy and robust Bunker is a well known name in Eindhoven. For many generations of TU/e students, the former student bunker of the Technical University was the place to be for a vibrant student life. There used to be parties until late at night. It is on the minds of many as a striking and robust concrete building...

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The Effenaar is an iconic music venue in the centre of Eindhoven. It was squatted in 1971 in the abandoned Van den Briel & Verster linnen factory on the Dommelstraat and has grown into one of the largest pop venues in The Netherlands, hosting rock, pop, hip hop and dance events.The current Effenaar, which...

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GLOW is a free to visit light art festival held every November in the public space of Eindhoven. The projects are connected to each other via a walking route. In addition to major international light artists, GLOW makes room for innovative and unique homegrown projects. It is an apotheosis of one, sometimes two or more...

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In the Middle Ages, the landscape of the land that is now part of Groendomein Wasven consisted of shifting sand, heathland and spontaneously grown groves and fens. In the largest fen the sheep were washed, hence te name Wasven (washfen). Most of the fens no longer exist, but some of the old landscape can still be...

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Panta Rhei is a monumental fountain presented in 1951 by the Philips staff on the occasion of the company’s 60th anniversary. It was placed in front of the then Philips Bedrijfsschool in 1953. The theme of the company is the cooperation of the staff, depicted on the fountain by the sculptor Hubert van Lith. Victor E. van...

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Opened in 1969, the Piazza was originally an open-air square, housing a red-marble sculpture group designed by Mario Negri. The square was located between the building of De Bijenkorf and the Piazza Gallerij, a shopping center. The with green glazed tiles covered luxury department store of De Bijenkorf...

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A tribute to Monty Python and especially to perhaps the greatest comedian of all time: John Cleese with his elastic legs. That is what you see when you enter the Silly Walks Tunnel in Eindhoven. Niels van Swaemen and Kaspar van Leek made the beautiful mural in 2016 in the tunnel that leads pedestrians and cyclists...

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If you've seen the Rijksmuseum and the Centraal Station in Amsterdam, then you might also recognise the genius of architect Pierre Cuypers when taking in the striking Sint-Catharinakerk in Eindhoven, complete with turrets and gargoyles. Of the roughly 70 churches that Cuypers designed, this is definitely one of...

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Smalle Haven is an urban area development plan in the center of Eindhoven. The plan was designed by Jo Coenen and consists of a new square, a new park and 8 buildings, most of them designed by a different architect. Coenen has lived in Eindhoven for 14 years in the past and during at least 7 of those he had...

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Strijp-S is a popular neighborhood and former industrial area in the Strijp borough of Eindhoven. The first factory on Strijp-S ground was built in 1916. Anton Philips had a glass factory buit for the production of light bulbs. As Philips grew, more and more factories were added, making Philips self-sufficient. From a...

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If you're into futuristic design don't miss The Blob, which stands for Binary Large OBject. Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas is the genius behind this 25m-high, organically shaped glass and steel structure that was built as the gateway to the Emma District. Its spacious interior was designed by the acclaimed...

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With ‘Flying Pins’, a bowling ball that throws a ‘strike’. Claes Oldenburg (1929) and his wife Coosje van Bruggen (1942) realized the eye-catcher that the municipality of Eindhoven wished for just before the millenium. The work is 8,5 meters tall at its highest point and has a dynamic look to it because of the...

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