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About Brainport

Culture & leisure

The Brainport region is an ideal location for enjoying culture and leisure. Whether you want to go out, enjoy the region's cultural gems, go shopping, take a weekend break or enjoy sports, there is something for everyone. The social and cultural facilities in the region are excellent with an abundance of museums, festivals, music, theatre performances, cinema, and much more!

The region offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafés. For those who prefer the great outdoors, the countryside is easily accessible and it is a beautiful area for those who like to bike, walk, or simply sit and enjoy a beer on a picturesque market square. There is plenty of nature to explore and when the kids tire of that, there are amusement parks, zoos and other exciting places to discover.

Find out more about a few of the cultural opportunities below.

For more suggestions, check the website of This is Eindhoven or visit your local tourist office (VVV in Dutch).

DAF Museum

At the DAF museum, the story of the Netherlands’ most famous automotive manufacturer is brought to life. Even if you’re not a motor enthusiast, you’ll be amazed by the inventiveness that characterizes the DAF vehicles, from 1928 until today.

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De Ontdekfabriek

The Ontdekfabriek – or ‘discovery factory’ – is located in Strijp S where Philips inventors and designers once worked, and Einstein once visited! Now children can enjoy an inspirational film and some ‘hands on’ invention of their own as they build their own gadget.

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De Effenaar

The Effenaar is a music venue for concerts and dance events in the centre of Eindhoven, close to train station. It also has a great restaurant-café

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Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works by Picasso, Kokoschka, McCarthy and Körmeling.

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The GLOW festival celebrates the strong link between Eindhoven and light. Every November, the city’s public spaces come alive with light art for a week. GLOW offers an artistic platform to artists, designers and architects active in this area.

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This ‘route of lights’ through Eindhoven has taken place every year since 1984 to commemorate the liberation of the city. Light designs decorate a 22km illuminated route that winds its way through Eindhoven.

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Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

Meet the world’s leading soloists and orchestras in one of the Netherlands’ most dynamic concert halls! With over 280 concerts each year, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven offers all musical genres, including the very best classical music, world, jazz and pop music.

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Vincentre is the name of the new Van Gogh Centre located in the centre of Nuenen. In the Vincentre you will be able to discover how van Gogh lived and painted whilst he lived in Nuenen as a young man.

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The Parktheater Eindhoven is a modern theatre, with attractive foyer and bar areas and the ‘Park & Pluche’ restaurant and terrace. With a wide variety of performances, with many suitable for English speakers, this is the place to come for an entertaining evening.

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Philips museum

The Philips museum tells the fascinating story of how Philips evolved from a small incandescent lamp manufacturer in 1891, into a large and prestigious international group of companies, and beyond to the innovations of tomorrow.

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PSV is Eindhoven’s famous football team and one of the top teams in the Netherlands. You can find out more about the club and their home in Eindhoven if you take a tour of the PSV Stadium.

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Stratumseind offers possibly Europe’s longest pub crawl, This long street running from the city center, is crowded with bars, cafes and nightlife. People come from all over the city and the region to enjoy the atmosphere, meet friends, enjoy the nightlife or just chill out.

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