Discover Vincent's Homeland and visit the City of Design

Eindhoven, Nuenen and surroundings: trendy highlights and hidden gems

Design and culture lovers, pay attention! Eindhoven and surroundings are ready for your visit. And what is more fun than combining a bustling city with its picturesque surrounding villages? Villages such as Nuenen, where you can discover the Brabant roots of world-famous painter Vincent van Gogh. Come and stroll along hidden gems, enjoy culinary delights and stay the night! 

Want to discover more of this region? Then don’t miss: De Peel: mother nature at her most beautiful or The natural beauty of the Brabant Kempen region.


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 Vincentre 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


A visit to Brabant simply has to include a visit to Eindhoven. A city bursting with creativity, innovation, technology, and design. At Strijp-S, the creative and cultural heart of the city, you will find City Gaming, where you can discover the virtual world with VR-rooms and innovative games. Would you prefer to book a city tour that completely meets your wishes? Then City Tours Eindhoven are the people to contact. And the lively city centre has plenty to offer when it comes to good food and great shops.

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. But the DAF 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.

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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.

In Veldhoven, close to Eindhoven, a guided tour in a corn mill at the Oerse Molenbakker is highly recommended. And of course this is also a great place for a delicious lunch with freshly baked bread. 

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