1. Creative street art in the Berenkuil
The most colorful graffiti can be found in the Berenkuil, a place where graffiti artists are legally allowed to make their creations. Because the artists spray over each other’s work, you are always surprised by new works of art. In the background you hear hip-hop music blasting from the speakers and the graffiti spray cans are getting shaked. Admire how one stripe turns into an entire work of art. It is a lifestyle and it is so interesting to have a chat with one of the artists, so you can learn more about the culture, different styles and the stories behind the bizarre works of art.
We visited Eindhoven on a rainy day, but that made this place even more special, as the artworks reflected in the puddles of rain. So double the fun!
2. Trendy & industrial Strijp-S
At less than a 10-minute drive from the center you will find Strijp-S, once a Philips business park and now the place to be. The site, where the Philips factories were located, has been transformed into a lively center full of trendy (vintage) boutiques, food halls, great architecture and the tastiest restaurants & food trucks. Here you experience Brabant’s conviviality. We recommend Coffeelab for lunch. The interior and atmosphere are authentic and there are plenty of options on the menu for vegetarians. After lunch and a walk through the area of Strijp-S, it is time for a tasty ice cream from Intelligentia ICE. The combination of hazelnut and chocolate caramel sea salt was perfect. The interior is also a real eye-catcher, with the pink flower walls.
3. The bright blue courtyard; Blok 61
There are many unique places in Eindhoven when it comes to architecture. Such as the bright blue courtyard; Block 61. It is a 2-minute walk from Strijp-S. You will find this spot in the Philitelaan, opposite the Ontdekfabriek. The atmosphere was a bit grim and it seemed deserted, but that made it extra cool.
4. New York vibes in the city center of Eindhoven
The residential tower Vestedatoren is located in the center of Eindhoven. With its impressive flat and narrow shapes, this residential tower resembles New York’s Flatiron Building, doesn’t it?