EINDHOVEN FOR THE CURIOUS

A curated guide of 21 places and things to do in Eindhoven, recommended by locals


All good in the hood: local spots you must check out around the city

This is Eindhoven, city of design, art, and fantastic food. Scroll down to see a mix of local spots, many within walking distance from your hotel. From freshly roasted coffee, to concept bars and fantastic museums – our guide has it all.

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    Coffeelab

    Coffee Shop

    A stone's throw away from the hotel is Eindhoven's award-winning Coffeelab. The perfect place to start your day in Eindhoven with a coffee and some homemade delicacies. They regularly host latte-art throwdowns, so expect an Instagram-worthy cup.


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    Bar Bistro Calypso


    Offering 'real good plant based food', this bistro and bar is perfect for a vegan-friendly boozy-brunch. Look out for their Bak Blik food trucks around Eindhoven for a snack on the go!


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    The Little One

    Cocktail Bar

    The Little One is Eindhoven's oldest and (yeah, you guessed it) smallest pub. While small, this speakeasy bar boasts serious character. With a range of draught beers, cocktails, and other drinks The Little One promises a big night.


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    Van Abbemuseum

    Art Museum

    Home to a great collection of over 2700 pieces of modern and contemporary art, the Van Abbemuseum is a must-see in Eindhoven. You're free to wander around at your own pace, or take a guided tour (free on Sundays) from an expert.


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    Stadswandelpark


    A perfect picnic location, the Stadwandelpark has beautiful water-side views and a statue garden. There's also an observatory, which can be booked by groups in the evening.


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    Inkijkmuseum


    Located in an old washhouse, next to the Dommel river, the Inkijkmusuem is Eindhoven's tiniest (and most adorable) museum. Home to a rotating series of contemporary art exhibitions.


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    Lucifer Coffee Roasters


    Lucifer Coffee Roasters is a real treat in the lively De Bergen district. These folks are serious coffee nerds, roasting their own coffee for the perfect espresso. Don't forget to bring a bag home!


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    The Village Eindhoven

    English Restaurant

    The Village is a global village, bringing in street food from across the world. It's attached to O'Shea's pub, so you can enjoy a craft beer or cocktail with your food! Winner of both the "Best Gastro Pub Europe" and the "Best Chef Europe" at the Irish Pubs Global Awards in 2017, The Village is not one to miss.


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    STORIES

    Restaurant

    STORIES is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch. They've done some great deals with local businesses to offer you escape room, eSports, and virtual reality experiences at discounted prices.


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    Ginscal

    Bar

    The Netherlands' first gin and agave bar, Ginscal offers over 300 gins and over 100 mezcals. Incredibly knowledgeable bar staff will give you one of the best cocktail experiences of your life.


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    Janz

    Bar

    Janz is a garden right in the centre of Eindhoven, serving breakfast, lunch, and drinks. It's a great place to start the day with a coffee and a light breakfast, or a delicious lunch with a cocktail.


  • The Commons


    The space within The Student Hotel bringing students, travelers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and neighbourhood locals together over the joy of food and drinks. It is the every-bar/restaurant/café for everyone: laptop and coffee workspace for students, cocktail-bar for friends, lunch spot for business meetings, date night for lovers, and a casual group dining space for families of all kinds.


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    MU

    Art Gallery

    MU is Eindhoven's 'explorative presentation platform', hosting artists pushing the boundary of what art is and what it can be. With exhibitions and presentations from international creatives, there's always something to see at MU.


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    Deense Kroon

    Boutique

    Deense Kroon is home to the very latest Scandinavian clothing trends for men and women. Stop by and see if you can't find something beautiful.


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    StreetFood Eindhoven

    Restaurant

    StreetFood is great for an indulgent, unpretentious lunch. This place is all about flavour, and it delivers in spades. Cocktails and street food are, it turns out, an unmissable combination.


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    Delicious Store

    Deli / Bodega

    Make a stop at one of Eindhoven's most beloved delis, here you'll find all the wines, meats, cheeses, and preserves you could possibly desire. With tables and bar seating, you can even stay for lunch.


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    Wiesen Restaurant

    French Restaurant

    This Michelin Star winning restaurant serves some of the best food the Netherlands has to offer. Serving traditional and modernist dishes in a warm atmosphere, you'll feel like you've arrived at the culinary heart of the Netherlands.


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    Piet Hein Eek

    Furniture / Home Store

    Home of internationally renowned designer, Piet Hein Eek. Pop in to see some of the latest creations from one of the world's greatest designers.


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    YATVA

    Tuesdays, Wedensdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
    Edisonstraat 144

    Yetunde is a true vintage icon in our city! Everywhere she goes she collects the most intricate finds to sell them in her own amazing store. A place you definitely have to visit at least once!


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    De Doorstroom

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wedensdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
    Joris Minnestraat 4-6

    De Doorstroom is one of the biggest second hand stores in Eindhoven. Not only do they sell some of the best second hand and vintage items, they also donate a percentage of their profits to different charities. Doin' good and gettin' goods!


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    Cafe Trace

    Bar

    Get your dancing shoes on at Cafe Trace. This cosy nightclub plays a whole host of bangers to get you on your feet and is beloved by locals. This is an authentically Eindhoven night out on the town.

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