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Colors of Eindhoven - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Vertigo 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 there a small factory producing light bulbs; today the city is home to one of the largest electronic corporations. This important historical event associates with the major cultural event, the Festival of Light that annually attracts many foreign visitors to Eindhoven.
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 … Open
Despite of the fact that such events are held in many European cities, the local festival of light differs with unique charm. The city constructs a huge amount of original light installations; after dark they look just fascinating. The main part of them is located in the central square of the city, which becomes pedestrian at the time of the festival.
After sunset, local attractions and houses are transformed beyond recognition because of the smart lighting. Lighting installations are varied and some solutions are striking with their simplicity and originality. The light festival lasts for a week; it is one of the dozen of the most interesting holidays held in Eindhoven. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
In August, the Folkwoods Festival dedicated to national history and culture is celebrated, as well as the Sundance music festival that would please fans of reggae. In February, there is the colorful carnival; everyone will feel welcome at it.
Evoluon As for other national characteristics, it is certainly worth noting that local people are fond of two-wheeled transport. Everyone has a bike there, thus, this popular transport has also received its own holiday. Every June, the international cycling race UCI ProTour is held in the city. It is an exciting and interesting event that is of interest not only to sport fans.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Eindhoven
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van St. Jan de Evangelist, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint Christoffelkathedraal, Roermond, 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de Sint-Jan-de-Doper, Oosterhout, 47.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H.H. Wiro, Plechelmus en Otgerus, Sint-Odiliënberg, 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Amelberga, Susteren, 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouw van het Heilig Hart, Sittard, 57.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Kwintenskathedraal, Hasselt, 58.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Eindhoven
♥   Castle 'Heeze Castle' , 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Croy Castle' , 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nemerlaer Castle' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Heeswijk Castle' , 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bleijenbeek Castle' , 45.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Meylandt Castle' , 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Breda Castle' , 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Queen's Day

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
Every year at the end of April the Dutch celebrate the "most orange" festival on the planet - Queen's Day. The date of the event varies from year to year and falls on the 29th and 30th of April. The symbolic significance and grand scales are the main features of the huge party. The festivities are dedicated to Juliana, the ex-Queen of the Netherlands. It is also the day of national unity. This beautiful holiday, which has long received the status of important international event, is very symbolic and traditional. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Eindhoven

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Eindhoven. Learn the best periods to visit Eindhoven to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Eindhoven.
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