10 Things to Do in Eindhoven That You Shouldn't Miss

July 29, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Eindhoven is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, but you’d never know it from the high-tech industry and cutting-edge design it’s currently known for. If you have kids obsessed by all things wheeled, they will love the trucks at the DAF Museum.
Restaurants in Eindhoven

1. Bottle Distillery

Bleekweg 1A, 5611 EZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 6 40965899
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5 based on 174 reviews

Bottle Distillery

Bottle Distillery artisanally prepares gin, bierbrand, vodka and liqueurs on a small-scale. The distillery is located in the center of Eindhoven, in the old 'Schellensfabriek'. You are very welcome to come and meet our potstill with its copper helmet. In our tasting room you can try our products: pure or in one of our specially selected mixes. There is a little shop where you can buy our products. You can arrange a visit, tour, tasting or workshop on any day and time. Just mail or call us for an appointment. On Fridays and Saturdays the distillery, tasting room and shop is also open without appointment, from 13.00 till 22.00 hours

Reviewed By PatrickJCahill - Reading, United Kingdom

Booked the basic tour which cost around €11. We were given a brief introduction as to how Bottle Distillery was born. The distillery was set-up and is run by a lovely couple who have a passion for what they do. Mark and his wife have created a unique attraction that is part-distillery and part-bar. The 'still' is the most beautiful piece of aparatus and is captivating to watch as you get a talk on how it all works. Really amazing piece of kit! But the proof is in the pudding, which brings us to the product which comes out of the still. They produce a selection of gorgeous Gins (the Winter Gin being my personal favorite. So much flavor!). The Beer Brandy and liqueurs are amazing. The tour included a tasting of any 3 from their product line, which we felt was generous. The tour stated 30 minutes, but we spent a total of 90 minutes with a lovely Gin & Tonic beforehand and sipping the samples after the tour. Wonderful establishment and I'd highly recommend. Easily the best €11 I've ever spent. Looking forward to seeing Orion Gin in the UK in a few years ;) Keep up the good work guys!

2. DAF Museum

Tongelresestraat 27, 5613 DA Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 244 4364
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4.5 based on 534 reviews

DAF Museum

Reviewed By Micy01

wow wow, very nice museum showing van Doorne's history from initial trailers to trucks and cars.
numerous different DAF cars with their legendary transmission system. bringing back many memories
absolutely recommendable. looking forward to the extension of the museum, with it's construction now in progress. Good luck!

3. PSV Museum

Stadionplein 4 | Entrance 17 PSV Stadium, 5616 RX Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 250 5326
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

PSV Museum

Reviewed By jahangir e - Magdeburg, Germany

The first place that I visited in Eindhoven was museum. For fans that would be like heaven. The museum is filled with videos from the begining till now, historic pictures and portrays and newspapers, the iconic and memorable stuff from their players, championship cups and rewards. I just needed english info which were not always available but I think if I used that app that would be helpful.

4. Sint-Catharinakerk

Catharinaplein, 5611 EL Eindhoven, The Netherlands 314024488897
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4.5 based on 310 reviews

Sint-Catharinakerk

Reviewed By James L

We found this Cathedral absolutely stunning, it was full of facts and even for a quick stop around you will not be disappointed about learning some history in a beautifully built place.

5. Philips Museum

Emmasingel 31, 5611 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 235 9030
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4 based on 698 reviews

Philips Museum

Reviewed By Haje1946_11 - Purmerend

I learned a lot of Philips and Einhoven (Eindhoven essentially was Philips and lots of housing for the workers, together with the shops and entertainment for them) history visiting the Philips museum, which starts behind a black velvet curtain, in the dark, to give us an impression of how weak the light of the first carbon filament lamp from the end of the 19th century was. Having acquired expertise in working with glass, metal, vacuum in glass, they branched out producing radiology tubes, first to to keep Dutch hospitals and docs supplied with such equipment during WW I German factories were destroyed so no new roentgen tubes available, later on radio tubes, after WW II black and white Television tubes. Later on color tv, TL tubes, halogen lamps, folded TL tubes to make energy saving lamps, LED lamps, medical echography, CT scanners, MRI scanner, the world’s first combined PET-CT scanner, the medical equipment nowadays the main trust of their present day research and production, their lighting devision where it all started with put up for sale.

6. Speelpark de Splinter

Rode Kruislaan 2, 5628 GM Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 241 5416
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Speelpark de Splinter

Reviewed By CarloHelmond - Helmond, The Netherlands

This play area is located outside the city center, but still within the city limits. It's a large outdoor area but does also have some sheltered Seating. Kids will love this place. we've been here on several place and it's one of those places you keep coming back to. It's also often used to combine it with a picnic. It's a great place. Parking is a little limited as it is located in a residential area. To top it all of: It's free.

7. PreHistorisch Dorp

Boutenslaan 161B, Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 293 2086
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

PreHistorisch Dorp

People of all ages can learn 15,000 years of history in and around Eindhoven in the preHistorisch Dorp (Prehistoric Village) in Eindhoven. Go back to bygone times and discover how the first farmers went about their work, what the Romans did while they were here or how you would go hunting in prehistoric times. Get into conversation with a war-like Batavian at one of the monthly changing workshops , or make fire, a Roman coat of arms or an amulet. “Fantastic, you experience history in the making. Great not only for the kids but also worthwhile for adults!” , commented Maaike, an enthusiastic previous visitor. In addition to families with children, many expats also visit the Prehistoric Village. It’s probably the only museum in the Netherlands where you’re allowed to get dirty. Is there any better way to learn about the history of Eindhoven, Brabant and the Netherlands…!? Experience six periods of history from pre-history to the late middle ages at this open air museum!

Reviewed By Steven P - Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Today was our first experience with the Pre Historisch Dorp. It is a really great afternoon activity for the kids and parents. The actors in the village are well-informed and entertaining and there are many games and activities for both the kids and adults to do. For example, you can perform archery, bake bread on a stick, take a canoe ride on an ancient canoe, etc. Lunch is also quite good and easy for the kids. We highly recommend visiting this village. They accept the Museum Card also. Expect to spend about 2-3 hours here.

8. Van Abbemuseum

Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 238 1000
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4 based on 440 reviews

Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven was one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe in 1936. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. A source of surprise, inspiration and imagination for its visitors and participants.

Reviewed By 917PaulB - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

A nice combination of modern and traditional art, although it's more focused on the modern side. It's a nice building, great example of combining the old with the new. The staff all seemed very pleasant. 12 euros entry fee is slightly expensive in my mind, but it's also possible to visit for free on Tuesday afternoons between 15.00 and 17.00, just about enough time to see everything!. Nice to visit a museum that isn't overly crowded(people I mean).

9. City Brewery Eindhoven

Bleekweg 1, 5611 EZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands +31 40 842 8000
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

City Brewery Eindhoven

Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven “Very international-friendly. Great service, warm atmosphere, superb beers and delicious food.” That was the response from an American visitor to this specialist beer experience at Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven (Eindhoven City Brewery). Its artisan kitchen means you can combine wonderful home-brewed beers – with names inspired by local landmarks such as Witte Dame and Heeren van Eynthoven – with a slow cooked Picanha or Brewers Ribs, for instance. Or simply come along and enjoy the large pavement cafe of the Proeflokaal 100 Watt (Tasting Room 100 Watt) by the Dommel, in the middle of the city centre.

Reviewed By LifeAsABackpacker - London, United Kingdom

I was really impressed with the selection, quality and variety of beer available here. Made on site and with great bar staff to guide you through the beers, we had a nice few hours here, possibly the best bar we went to that night. If...MoreThanks a lot for you review, cheers!

10. Piet Hein Eek

Halvemaanstraat 28 | Boutique de Design, 5651 BP Eindhoven, The Netherlands 040 40009005
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4 based on 79 reviews

Piet Hein Eek

Reviewed By John-frae-Banff - Northampton, United Kingdom

Fascinating surroundings and clearly popular with locals. The restaurant's lunch menu centres on soups, open sandwiches, pancakes and burgers but is none the worse for that. I had an absolutely excellent open Sandwich of black pudding, baked apple and balsamic/honey glaze. Excellent!

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