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Sightseeing in Eindhoven - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


The picturesque southern city of Eindhoven features harmonious combination of unique historical atmosphere and modern style. Age of the city is more than seven hundred years; there are lots of interesting cultural sites in it. It should be noted that masterpieces of modern architecture deserve the attention of tourists; one of the most recognizable and popular attractions is the building of Philips.
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Eindhoven is informally called the City of Light; this name is due to the important historical event which has radically changed the fate of the place. In 1891, Anton and Gerard Philips have opened...
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Today the old building of company houses the museum. It tells visitors about production of light bulbs dating back to the 19th century. The museum has an interesting collection of old equipment; many of its exhibits continue to function properly, despite their impressive age.
Among architectural treasures, the church of St. Catherine is notable. Built in the mid19th century, it is located on the ruins of a medieval church. The construction is made in the Gothic Revival style and has a very impressive interior decoration; the church features amazing stained glass windows.
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1. Holidaymakers should take into account that almost the entire central area of ​​the city is pedestrian. It’s very easy and fun to explore it on foot or by bicycle; everywhere in the center...
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Among modern architectural landmarks the Evoluon conference center deserves attention. This unusual structure made in the futuristic style was erected in 1966. Opening of the conference center was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Philips; thanks to the clever lighting system this building looks simply inimitable.
Fans of modern art certainly have to visit the Van Abbemuseum cultural complex situated in the incredibly beautiful skyscraper. In addition to an extensive collection of paintings, the center has a rich collection of photographs. Van Abbemuseum has become a regular venue for activities dedicated to contemporary art and culture.
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Tourists could find the most unusual dining places, including attractive restaurants of local cuisine in Eindhoven. In the heart of the city there is the exotic Popocatepetl restaurant specializing...
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The Kempenland museum's collection is devoted to the history of the city; among its exhibits there are replicas of castles and fortifications that have been located in the vicinity of Eindhoven several hundred years ago. Much of the historical buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, but several amazing buildings have still preserved there. A walk around the city will give a lot of impressions, as fabulously beautiful parks and interesting sights are found there at every turn.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Eindhoven: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Eindhoven.