Eindhoven general information
Eindhoven is the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands and has a lot to offer for both residents and visitors: festive events, night life, top-class shopping facilities and high-level art and culture.
Eindhoven gained its city rights as long ago as 1232, making it one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. However many of the visible reminders of that long history were lost in the Second World War. Especially in the last century the city has been transformed into an ultra-modern center for trade and industry, making it into one of Europe’s top technology cities. Ample evidence of this is provided by the city’s industrial heritage and a number of related museums.
A ‘green’ location
But as well as being a major urban center, Eindhoven is located in the middle of a rich natural environment. Cycling and walking routes, the Genneper parks and the countryside of ‘de Kempen’ and ‘de Peel’ are all just a stone’s throw from the city. An extensive network of cycling routes takes you into the natural surroundings of places like the ‘Strabrechtse Heide’, the ‘Malpie’ and the ‘Leenderbos’, as well as charming villages like Oirschot and Valkenswaard and numerous other attractive locations in natural settings. The ‘Groote Peel’ national park still contains the unique, original flora and fauna.
For more regional information, visit the website of the VVV tourist information.
Region of Eindhoven
For more information about the Eindhoven region on the TU/e website.
‘Welcome to Eindhoven’ For lots of general information about the city of Eindhoven and the province of Brabant, as well as industry, arts & culture, sports and much more, visit the ‘Welcome to Eindhoven’ page on the Municipality of Eindhoven’s website.