Eindhoven – Netherlands at superlative
When you say Netherlands, your first thought that comes to mind is Amsterdam, bicycles, tulips, red district and neighborhood cafes. But Holland is more than that – is the country with the largest North Sea harbor and a city where technology and science are at its home – Eindhoven. We’ll talk about it now, a little town whose name we waved the ear, though has everything a vacation.
To understand exactly about what city we are speaking, Eindhoven had a go as it can be interesting, in 1232 was only a village, but due to large international companies have opened offices here, has become one of the most prosperous cities from Netherlands. The largest contributor was Philips which opened in the nineteenth century a factory of bulbs. Since then Eindhoven has become recognized as the “city of light bulbs“. But the article does not follow a discussion on economic and technological issues, because Eindhoven is much more than that.
You must know that Netherlands is the “greenest” European country, nor Eindhoven is not below in this chapter, 100 sqm of green space per house. So, relaxation, picnics and outdoor exercise. Areas that you should not miss are: Strijp, Stadswandelpark, Grenneper Parks – perfect for walking and cycling – as well as Dommeldal.
If we would do a ranking of the most beautiful places, I would start with downtown Eindhoven – De Markt – where you’ll be in trouble when it will be to choose the best place for a glass of Dutch beer and would continue with De Bergen, the old part of town, perfect for a day ride. During the evening you can go in Staionskwartier for dancing.
In a Dutch city should not neglect the artistic side. Eindhoven is famous for its original cultural places. An example is Van Abbe, contemporary art museum that houses works by prestigious artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky and Chagall, and Artificial Light Art Center you will find sculptures and paintings that have inspired the artificial light.
At outdoor history museum Historische Openluchtmuseum Eindhoven you can learn how to make your own beer or you can live life on your own skin, as it was in the Middle Ages. And if we talk about a city developed around a plant of light bulbs, do not neglect any Philips lamps factory that can be visited in organized groups from Tuesday to Saturday.