All the design and culture lovers gather in one place! Eindhoven and the surrounding areas are ready and waiting for your visit. And what could be better than to combine this bustling city with one of the outlying villages? Such as Nuenen, where you can discover the Brabant roots of master painter Vincent van Gogh. You won’t get closer to Van Gogh. Stroll past hidden gems, have a culinary experience followed by a wonderful night’s sleep!
Master painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Nuenen from 1883 to 1885 and produced almost a quarter of his total works here. Nuenen and its surroundings are also considered a Van Gogh 'open air museum’, leading to it being called Van Gogh Village Nuenen, with the Van Gogh Village Museum as its main attraction. Nowhere else are there so many buildings, sculptures and landscapes which have a direct relationship with Van Gogh.
One of the locations you’ll find here is Salon Nune Ville, located in the former residence of Margot Begemann, the woman with whom Van Gogh had a dramatic love affair. A visit to the Opwetten Watermill in Nuenen should also not be missed. The largest waterwheel in the Netherlands was a favourite drawing and painting object for Van Gogh. Today you can enjoy not only the beautiful location, but also a welcoming and charming restaurant.
In addition to Van Gogh heritage, there is much more to experience in Nuenen. As the largest outdoor event in the Benelux, Groenexpo Flower & Garden has attracted garden lovers to Nuenen for over 25 years. See exotic flowers and plants, fantastic garden designs, art and design or challenge yourself during various workshops. For the culinary connoisseurs among us, Nuenen also has the two-Michelin-starred restaurant: De Lindehof.
For anyone visiting North Brabant, Eindhoven is a place not to be missed. This is a city bursting with creativity, innovation, technology and design, with Strijp-S as the city’s creative and cultural heart. If you just want to enjoy a day of shopping and culinary experiences, the lively city centre is the place for you.
Museum lover? Eindhoven is the place to be! Pay a visit to the Van Abbemuseum, one of the leading museums of contemporary art in Europe. You can experience a real time machine trip at the RetroFuture exhibition in the Evoluon. Or immerse yourself in a world of imagination with light spectacles, captivating music and huge floor projections at Motion Imagination Experience.
But the DAF Museum, Philips Museum and the Prehistoric Village are also well worth a visit. For the ultimate music experience, head to concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. The PSV Stadium Tours and the Philips Fruit Garden are also well worth a visit.
If you are interested in the Second World War, then pay a visit to Museum Wings of Liberation in Best. If you cycle from here to the west, you will come to the picturesque town of Oirschot, where you will find Museum De Vier Quartieren which showcases the life of farmers and villagers of yore.
If you're cycling, then don't miss the iconic cycle bridge over the Wilhelmina canal, with views of Saint Peter's Basilica in Oirschot. Want a break? Stop off at KOMAEN for a delicious cup of coffee.