When you think of Eindhoven, you immediately think of Philips, PSV or the Design Academy. But this friendly Brabant city has much more to offer! How about the many great stores where you can enjoy shopping and the museums you can visit? Or discover the beautiful scenic areas in the vicinity. We have already laid out the best highlights for you at a glance.

Events (5)

Lights route

Since 1984 this tradition is repeated every year in a modern way to make a 22 km route through Eindhoven, that is illuminated by lights. By using hundreds of thousands of light bulbs, LED’s and gas-discharge lamps, volunteers spend their free time to entertain 200.000 people every year that drive, walk or cycle this light route. With the design of stylized subjects all visitors are amazed by the beauty of light.

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Marathon Eindhoven

The 36th edition of the Marathon will start on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October. Last year there were more than 23,000 participants at the start of the largest sporting event in the province of Noord-Brabant. All the runners are always enthusiastically encouraged by the 200,000 spectators along the different courses.

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Dutch Design Week

For 9 whole days, DDW boosts 110 locations in Eindhoven, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 2500 designers. Come and be amazed, surprised or astonished. Ask yourself new questions, draw inspiration for your own answers and allow the power of design to convince you.

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Food & drinks


Down Town Gourmet Market

At 'Down town gourmet market' several different types of food come together. Around the terrace (inside and outside) and among the many plants you will find around twenty mini restaurants. Behind every counter are professional chefs, but also enthusiastic students, expats or families who want you to taste their dish. You can eat that anywhere on the terrace or take it home. There is a central bar for drinks.

Down Town Gourmet Market


In this brewery on a unique spot, high quality specialty beers are created in the most diverse styles. All brewed with creativity and undisguised passion! The brewery is situated in the old Schellensfabriek located in the heart of the city centre and absolutely worth a visit.


All-Day Dining restaurant

At the All-Day Dining Restaurant of Holiday Inn Eindhoven you can enjoy delicious dishes at any given moment. From healthy soups and salads to genuine comfort food, made from fresh and local products. Whatever you’re in the mood for: they serve food that feeds the soul. 

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10 MIN

DAF Museum

The DAF Museum will take visitors from one surprise to another. The ingenuity that characterizes DAF vehicles, from 1928 to the present, will also fascinate the non-expert visitor. On the ground floor is a beautiful village square decorated with shops from the thirties and a replica of the van Doorne's office, as well as a garage from that time. From that point on, you are introduced to the versatility of the DAF products.

DAF Museum

Philips museum

On a weekend break in Eindhoven, a visit to the Philips Museum should really not be missed. The museum tells the inspiring story of Philips, which developed from the small factory in Eindhoven into a leading and world-famous concern. One hundred years full of interesting Philips inventions under one roof!

11 MIN

Van Abbe museum

The Van Abbemuseum is one of the leading museums of contemporary art in Europe. The museum has an extensive international collection of more than 2700 works of art, of which a selection of the key works of Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, McCarthy is on display.

Outside activities

20 MIN

Genneper Parks

Inside the Eindhoven ring road is the Genneper Park. A unique scenic area where sport, culture and recreation are combined. One of the attractions is the cosy Genneper Parks Pavilion, where you can play midget golf in a beautifully landscaped garden or can take a sip or a bite on a café terrace. There is an extensive range of special beers, delicious wines or hip drinks. The kitchen is also very well known in the area. Many regional dishes, straightforward produce and everything on the table fresh daily.

12 MIN

Prehistoric Village

Go back in time for a day and visit the prehistoric village in Genneper Parks in Eindhoven. The historic open-air museum is part of Eindhoven Museum. During your visit, you go through the history of six eras, from prehistory up to the 80-year war.

15 MIN

Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path is located in Eindhoven, just outside Nuenen in an area that Van Gogh has laid down in his work. The bicycle path is freely accessible to everyone. The path is dotted with thousands of sparkling pebbles that get energy from the sun during the day and therefore burn at night. Artist Daan Roosegaarde found inspiration in Vincent van Gogh's painting the Starry Night. A magical experience.

Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path


10 MIN

Swimming Pool Holiday Inn Eindhoven

Of you book via our own website or directly at the Crown Hotel Eindhoven, you can make free use of the swimming pool from the Holiday Inn Eindhoven with your room mates. Isn't that a refreshing idea? The colleagues at the reception make sure that the door key will be ready at the Holiday Inn for you, the only thing you have to do is let us know at check in when you want to go for a swim!

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