Eindhoven Day Trip
Day trips across the border have become increasingly easy thanks to the Schengen agreement, and it’s not uncommon for locals to travel between the Netherlands and Düsseldorf on a whim.
The biggest of these southeastern cities, however, is Eindhoven, a city of 200,000 residents that still feels like a small town.
Surrounded by farmland, fantastic nature, and overgrown areas memorializing World War II, Eindhoven draws a young crowd thanks to its internationally-acclaimed arts university. A new revitalization project in former Phillips warehouses known as Strijp-S has done a lot to give the city a hip edge.
Near Van Abbemuseum, Dijk9 is a happy medium in a city where there are Michelin-recommended restaurants alongside turn-and-burns. The continental menu allows for smaller meals or you can select up from an ever-changing set menu that goes up to five courses.
No college town would be complete without a plethora of pubs and nightclubs and in Eindhoven, there are two main areas where you’ll find them: Stratumseind, where the younger crowd hangs out and the older and more intimate De Bergen area. If you could only choose one bar, though, make it De Vooruitgang, a forward-thinking restaurant/night club housed in a beautiful centuries-old building at the market square with a lively crowd and nice pour.
The warehouse district at Strijp-S is a must-stop for anyone visiting Eindhoven. Open Wednesday to Saturday, the converted factories house shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, a skate park, and a film studio.
– Private guide
– Private Transportation
– Entrance fees