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Top Bezienswaardigheden Eindhoven

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1 - Strijp-S

Strijp-S is a neighborhood and former business park in the Strijp-S district in Eindhoven. The site belonged to electronics group Philips. Since 2000, both homes and businesses, mainly from the creative sector, have been established here. The name Strijp-S comes from the names that Philips gave to its industrial parks. Strijp-S was the first park, followed by Strijp-T and Strijp-R. E. For a long time Strijp-S was known as 'the forbidden city'. An area that was surrounded by Eindhoven buildings, but was not freely accessible. Still, many people went in and out every day, as the site contained large factories that employed many thousands of people.

van Abbe Museum
2 - van Abbe Museum

The Van Abbemuseum is a museum for modern and contemporary art in the city center and was opened in 1936. The Van Abbemuseum is named after its founder Henri van Abbe. Van Abbe was a lover of modern art and wanted Eindhoven to enjoy it. In 2010, the museum's collection houses more than 2700 works of art, of which approximately 1000 works on paper, 700 paintings and 1000 sculptures, installations and video works.

3 - Blob

There is a futuristic building on the 18 September Square. It was designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas and is called de Blob. The 'De Admirant' shopping center is located in the striking, organically shaped building of glass and steel.

Silly Walks
4 - Silly Walks

Graffiti artists from Studio Giftig have provided the Dommeltunnel in Eindhoven with graffiti that depicts the Silly Walks in Eindhoven. He teaches you to make the crazy walks in the tunnel. Nice at the end of your walk in Eindhoven. The huge mural is protected with a special coating to prevent other graffiti from being sprayed over it.

Philips Museum
5 - Philips Museum

The Philips Museum is located in the first Philips light bulb factory and deals with the history of the Philips company. A space has been set up as "Philips Gloeilampenfabriekje anno 1891". Here you can see how carbon filament lamps were made at the end of the 19th century. You can follow in detail the whole process in several steps, starting with purified cotton wool and ending with a ready-to-use lamp. In addition, a space in the museum has been set up as a lamp factory from the 1920s.

5 - Sint-Catharinakerk

The Catharinakerk is located on Catharinaplein, at the beginning of Stratumseind ​​and was built to replace the dilapidated medieval St. Catherine's Church. It is a Roman Catholic, which was built between 1861 and 1867. In 1942 and 1944 it was heavily damaged by bombing. Restoration followed after the war. Restorations were again necessary in 1980-1982 and 2000. The church has been a national monument since 1972.

18 septemberplein
6 - 18 septemberplein

The 18 Septemberplein is named after the liberation of Eindhoven on September 18, 1944 during Operation Market Garden. The square is characterized by the combination of space, luxurious paving, a special design of the entrances to the bicycle cellar, water fountains, trees, art, benches and a dynamic play of light. The square forms the connection between the central station and the center of Eindhoven.

Strijps Bultje
7 - Strijps Bultje

The so-called 'Strijps Bultje' is a viaduct. Philips used to have a railway line between Strijp-S and Strijp-R at this location. Today, the viaduct is mainly characterized by the meter-high graffiti works. At the bottom of the viaduct are 60 hand-portraits of local residents. The 'Strijps Bultje' is therefore literally adored. It is a project by graffiti artist Niels Bakkerus in collaboration with students from Sint Lucas on Strijp-S.

8 - Evoluon

The Evoluon is a discus-shaped building, designed by the architects Louis Kalff and Leo de Bever. The futuristic flying saucer-like dome measures 77 m in diameter and the concrete of the dome is held in place by 169 kilometers of tension cable. The building is used for exhibitions and as a conference and events center. It was designated a national monument in 2018.

9 - Philipsdorp

This neighborhood was built after 1910 to meet the housing needs of employees of the rapidly expanding Philips light bulb factory. This factory village encompassed a vision of the living conditions of the modern factory worker, such as a healthy home, a vegetable garden and work at short distances. All facilities for the workers, such as company shops, a bread factory, a bathhouse and schools, as well as sports fields and a music association were located within the village. A sense of solidarity and loyalty to the company where one was allowed to work was cultivated. The factory village formed a complete community.

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