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Eindhoven is in the southeast of the province of North-Brabant. It's a compact city and an excellent destination for a weekend of culture and shopping.

Looking for a nice weekend destination? Eindhoven is a lovely city close to the Belgian border. Hire bicycles and explore the countryside and discover its shopping streets, interesting museums and great restaurants.

The city barely counted 1000 people in the 13th century but is now home to a diverse population of more than 200,000. Most of the old city, including its castle, was destroyed in the 80-year war. Luckily not everything was destroyed and you can still see traces of the old city today.

Eindhoven has a wide variety of museums that have something for everyone. Modern art lovers will thoroughly enjoy the Van Abbemuseum and historians will love the Eindhoven Museum a great open air museum just outside the ring road. There's also the PSV Museum and of course the Philips Museum in honour of the company that was founded here.

Between museums, walk around town and pop into the 19th-century Sint-Catharinakerk, go shopping in the Heuvel shopping mall and end the day at Strijp-S a vibrant part of town with numerous restaurants and shops in former Philips factories. The area around Eindhoven is also full of things to do. Hire bicycles and tour the area yourself or with a guide.

If you're already in the Netherlands and travelling to Eindhoven by train, the centre of town is just across the street from the train station. The city also has an excellent bus service should you wish to travel longer distances. If you're travelling around the Netherlands by car, park it in one of the many parking garages. If you want to park for free, head for the park and ride (P+R) parking lots at Meerhoven which is west of the city centre outside the ring road.

There's a direct train from Amsterdam that will have you in Eindhoven in 1h20 as well as direct trains from The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg. Alternatively you can fly direct to Eindhoven from Manchester and London Stansted, to Rotterdam from London City and of course to Amsterdam, from where you can catch a direct train to Eindhoven. If you're travelling by car, taking the Eurotunnel will get you to Eindhoven in 3.5 hours. The car ferry from Dover to Calais will take almost 5 hours, and the car ferry from Harwich to Hoek van Holland will take about 7 hours.

Eindhoven is a vibrant city with plenty of ways to spend a relaxing weekend.

Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven
Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven
4 out of 5
Lichttoren 22, Eindhoven
The price is £92 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in Eindhoven City Center, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Philips Museum, Philips Stadium and Eindhoven University of Technology. High Tech ...
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NH Collection Eindhoven
NH Collection Eindhoven
4.5 out of 5
Vestdijk 5, Eindhoven
The price is £84 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in Eindhoven City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Frits Philips Music Center and Philips Museum. Philips Stadium and Van Abbemuseum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (439 reviews)
"Excellent experience – lovely place, clean, good location, beautiful view, friendly, attentive and responsive staff, and great breakfast. Good price-quality ratio. My accommodation of choice when in Eindhoven."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

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Hotel La Reine
Hotel La Reine
3 out of 5
Wilhelminaplein 3, Eindhoven
The price is £47 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Located in Eindhoven City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Philips Museum and Philips Stadium. Eindhoven University of Technology and High Tech ...
4.2/5Excellent! (132 reviews)
Does The Trick
"Good spot to stay, especially if you plan on being outside of your room most of the time. Easy walking distance to many of the restaurant and terrace dining offered in the city. Just be cautious of the city parking. Unlike some European areas, this area still charges and tickets on Sundays. Will ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

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25m2 Fully Equipped City Center Studio 2
25m2 Fully Equipped City Center Studio 2
Stratumsedijk, Eindhoven, North Brabant
Located in Eindhoven City Center, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Van Abbemuseum, Philips Stadium and Eindhoven University of Technology. High Tech ...
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25m2 Fully Equipped City Center Studio 7
25m2 Fully Equipped City Center Studio 7
Stratumsedijk, Eindhoven, North Brabant
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Spacious Cosy Apartment in Eindhoven for Longer Stay
Blaarthemseweg 13, A, Eindhoven, North Brabant
Situated in Eindhoven, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of High Tech Campus, Philips Stadium and Eindhoven University of Technology. National ...
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