Things to do in Eindhoven

Soak up in the lively urban vibe of Eindhoven

At first glance, Eindhoven is just like any other modern metropolitan city in the Netherlands. But this seemingly modern city is actually one of the oldest in the country and this industrial center actually has a lot of green spaces. Eindhoven may not be Netherland’s main holiday destination, but there are plenty of attractions and things to do in Eindhoven for those who are willing to explore its treasures.


Things to do in Eindhoven

To maximize everything the city has to offer, visit the VVV Eindhoven Tourist Office which is located right in front of the train station.



Eindhoven hosts plenty of museums related to the city’s history and culture. One of the most visited museums in the city is the Philips first Incandescent Lamp Factory of 1891, the first ever factory of Philips which has greatly aided the development of Eindhoven before the company moved to other parts of the world. Other popular museums are the Van Abbemuseum and DAF Museum.



Shopping in Eindhoven is a pleasant experience because the city center is dotted with huge department stores and an assortment of specialty shops and boutiques. Pedestrianized streets like the 18 Septemberplein, Rechtestraat, and Nieuwstraat, form the bustling shopping hub of Eindhoven.



Nightlife is concentrated in the street of Stratumseind and the Market Square. If you still want to continue your night outside the city, you can head to Amsterdam, Maastricht, or ‘s Hertogenbosch by train. You can also take the Eindhoven to Amsterdam bus.


When to go to Eindhoven

Eindhoven has warm summers and cold, slightly snowy winters. Average temperatures in the summer season range from 9.8 to 23.4 °C (49.6 to 74.1 °F) while mean daily temperatures in the winter season range from -0.1 to 10.5 °C (31.8 to 50.9 °F). Precipitation is spread evenly throughout the year. It is always a good time to visit the city. Whether you want to see a white Christmas or bustling summer festivities, Eindhoven is a perfect holiday destination.

Eindhoven Facts

Population418 360
AirportEindhoven, Netherlands (EIN)

Eindhoven average temperatures

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Eindhoven Marathon

The Eindhoven Marathon is an annual marathon event in October every year. While the athletes and enthusiasts run the main marathon, the shorter distances half-marathon, 10k and 5k are nothing to scoff at either! The course for the race is fast with little elevation held in the inner city of Eindhoven. The race starts at Philips Stadium and does a tour around the entire city visiting the High Tech Campus, Lichtnaald and Hovenring just to name a few places. Go to their website to register for the upcoming race! You can do it!

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