More about Eindhoven

Eindhoven City of Light

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and we are glad to share it with you. Eindhoven is the home of design, innovation, and above all: the light bulb! Over 125 years ago, Philips brought light to Eindhoven. The company transformed the city into a vibrant industrial success story. Now we have a world-class high-tech ecosystem known as Brainport Eindhoven region, which can proudly call itself one of the smartest regions in the world. Innovation, entrepreneurship, trust, and collaboration are the soul of our city. There is a constant flow of new developments in the fields of creativity, innovation, technology, design, and knowledge. We even generate the most patents per thousand inhabitants in the world!

Eindhoven Numbers & Facts

(+/-) 231,000

Population (the 5th largest city of the country)

88.84 km2



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Discover the City

City Center: you will find everything you need here from clothes to souvenirs. Want to have a drink or go out to dance visit Stratumseind, the longest streets with only bars in the country.

Strijp-S: discover the old Philip factories, shop some Dutch design and visit one of our breweries in “het veem gebouw”.

Kleine & Grote berg: these cute streets house some of the best restaurants in the city. If you are looking for a place to eat look no further! This area also has art galleries and smaller shops owned by locals.

If you are interested, please visit the following links to discover more! This is Eindhoven / Eindhoven City (Youtube Channel)

Recommendation around ASSA

Dutch Design Week (DDW) and GLOW Eindhoven are the biggest events in Eindhoven happening every autumn.

Oct. 21-29, 2023

Dutch Design Week is the largest annual design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad. The event is about Dutch design, hosted in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Nov. 11-18, 2023

The GLOW festival is a light-art festival held every November in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Artists and designers from home and abroad present light art and design applications by using new media technologies, such as computers, sensors, animations, and also well-known projection techniques.