Visit Eindhoven - Best of Eindhoven

Tucked away in the beautiful country that is the Netherlands, Eindhoven is a rarely explored but one of the gems of the tourism industry in the land. The city’s name is made up two regional words. ‘Eind’ means end and ‘hove’ means a section of land. It is likely that this name was given to this charming town owing to its proximity to the Dutch border. Eindhoven is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. The city is made up of a group of former villages that now make up the metropolitan area of Eindhoven. The localities of Tongelre, Stratum, Strijp, Centrum were formerly tiny villages that came closer to each other as the population increased during the industrial age. This was the era in which Eindhoven shot into fame. The city entered the limelight when Philips discovered the first incandescent lightbulb in Eindhoven. The innovator then set up a manufacturing center in the city, which provided employment to hundreds of people in the country. Eindhoven’s tryst with modernity and style began with Philips and till date, it is a major technology and innovation hub in the Netherlands. Another commercial giant in Eindhoven is DAF Trucks. The two innovation-based companies added a flair of technology in the constitution of Eindhoven. Today, the city is a major technology hub in the Europe and is also the home of the University of Technology. Its cultural past and the industrial present combined to give rise to a culture of design in Eindhoven. It is also known as the Design Capital of the Netherlands. Many of the local festivals exhibit these dimensions of the city in their events. With so much innovation and design in one place, it is impossible for the city to not have enough shopping centres where the common public can buy the innovations for themselves. Though it is not a touristy city, Eindhoven is rich in history and culture despite being an innovation hub and a former industrial center. It is amazing to see how these two contrasting elements live side-by-side in utter harmony. Plan a visit to Eindhoven for a holiday like no other in the Netherlands. 


Eindhoven Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Eindhoven tips for your visit

  • Time zone: UTC +01.00
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Dutch
  • Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz. Power plug type C & F. Adapter is needed.
  • Internet: There are Wi-Fi hotspots available in various places in Eindhoven.
  • Security: emergency number: 112
  • Police services: 0900 8844
  • Tipping: 10% of your restaurant bill.
  • You can call 9292 to get information of arrivals and departures of public transport systems.
  • Carry your passport with you at all times.  

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Facts and Stats for Eindhoven*

  • Pollution Statistics in Eindhoven

    Know the pollution level of Eindhoven before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.81 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 1.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.72 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.63 (Very Low)
  • Eindhoven: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Eindhoven for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Eindhoven.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.79 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.28 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.02 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 19.19 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.49 (Low)
    • Attacks 19.77 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.07 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.84 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.69 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.53 (Low)
  • Living in Eindhoven - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Eindhoven is 207.58 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.74 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.11 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.03 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.01 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.13 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.14 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Eindhoven

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Eindhoven

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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