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Eindhoven

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"The Dutch city of Innovation"

Eindhoven Tourism

A great symbol of progress and modernity of the Netherlands, Eindhoven is a beautiful city full of museums and great cultural diversity.

The city mostly known globally for being the home of electrical giant Philips and football giants PSV Eindhoven, there's a lot more to Eindhoven than just that. The city is a great blend of different cultures, as is with a lot of Dutch cities, and also full of attractions to keep you wonderfully occupied. You'll notice the emphasis on a variety of buildings to reflect the rate at which the city and the country has progressed, especially when you lay your eyes on De Blob and the Van Abbemuseum. The museum, in fact, is home to one of the most impressive collections of contemporary art in the country, and it's building is striking to say the least. The Philips Museum doesn't get left behind in this aspect. The global company are known internationally for their innovations and developments in the field, all of which are interactively displayed in the museum. And again, as is the reputation of the country, you can definitely have a memorable night out in Eindhoven with it's brilliant collection of nightclubs and bars. The crowd and the atmosphere are sure to blow you away. This warm city is a great destination for a trip deeper into the fascinating cultures of Netherlands.

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Currency in Eindhoven

Euro is the currency which is used in the Netherlands. It is the only currency which is used and accepted in Eindhoven. Credit cards are not accepted at the smaller stores, while major debit cards like Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted.

Exchanging Money in Eindhoven

Currency exchange is an easy task in Eindhoven. ATMs will give you the best exchange rates compared to the banks and currency exchange offices. Do inform your bank about your international travels and also enquire about international transaction rates.

Daily Budget for Eindhoven

Eindhoven isn't going to be heavy on your pocket on your trip to Netherlands. The places to visit, restaurants, public transport are all fairly affordable. Your daily budget per person should be in the region of Budget trip : EUR 40 - 50 Comfortable trip : EUR 70 - 100 Luxury trip : 140 - 180

Religion of Eindhoven

Roman Catholics

Eindhoven Customs

The Dutch are fairly informal in their demeanour. Direct and blunt behaviour, coupled with basic social manners is common and considered acceptable in the culture. The Dutch are a modest people who do not believe in splurging on the non essential. Ostentatious behaviour might cause you to come across as a snob or a show off, so it's best avoided. Hand shakes are the acceptable method of greeting someone new, but always identify yourself with your name to a new person. There are no restrictions to clothing and you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Tipping is not considered too important and can be avoided altogether. Small tips can be left for cabbies, porters or room service and the usual 5 - 10% at restaurants, or even small change will do.

Language of Eindhoven

Though primarily the Dutch language is spoken in the city, English is widely spoken in Eindhoven. A great number of locals are fluent or at least are able to communicate in English.

History of Eindhoven

Eindhoven became a city in 1232, and was a turbulent city during the centuries that followed. It was plundered in the 15th century first, and then during the Dutch revolt changed hands many times between the Spanish and the Dutch. It finally became a Dutch city in 1629. Major development began during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The canal system was evolved, and the roads and railways were constructed. The industrial production grew rapidly which was only accelerated by the founding of the electronics giant Philips. The excessive growth continued in the 20th century as hordes of people began flocking to the city and population increased rapidly. The city though received a great deal of damage during the second WW, and a lot of it's rebuilding saw the loss of historical buildings and heritage. Today Eindhoven is the capital of industrial design and a great symbol of modernity in the Netherlands.

Nightlife in Eindhoven

Being a major Dutch city, Eindhoven does extremely well to mark itself on the nightlife map. It has a great variety of bars and nightclubs catering to all sorts of needs. Stratumseind is undoubtedly a nightlife hotspot in Eindhoven. It has more than 50 bars, clubs and pubs, and with a superb and energetic crowd is the longest pub street in all of Netherlands. If you're looking for a less explosive night and more of a cosy outing for drinks, there are several places in areas like Kleine Berg and Wilhelminaplein.

Shopping in Eindhoven

For the best shopping experience in Eindhoven, it's paramount that you visit the city centre. It is dotted with an abundance of shops, stores and boutiques of a huge variety. Malls like the Admirant are also famous shopping locations in the city.

Restaurants and Local Food in Eindhoven

Eindhoven has restaurants of cuisines from all over the world. There are numerous restaurants in the city, catering to tastes of all types. Throughout the city you'll come across many street food stalls, fancy restaurants, cosy diners, atmospheric bars and bistros of all types. Expect a good serving of cheese, meats and potatoes in the local cuisine.
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Acacia Hary 11 months ago
St. Catharine's Church is an ancient church with a very ancient and beautiful architecture.
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