The Light City of Eindhoven is an innovative, modern city in the province of Brabant; a lovely place to be. The locals are an intelligent, hard working and cheerful bunch who receive visitors with open arms. The regional good-naturedness is reflected in the cosy cafés and restaurants around the Markt and the Stratumseind, the longest street of cafés in the Netherlands. The area of De Bergen is great for night out with lots of live music. Pop venue Effenaar is cherished by music lovers throughout the Netherlands, and all the arts come together at TAC. The Van Abbemuseum houses works by Picasso, Chagall and Mondriaan.
The history of the old city dates back to 1232, and it is certainly worthwhile taking a guided city walk. All kinds of important facts about this light city pass in review, with the statue of the inventor Philips on the Markt as the ultimate symbol of 19th century technological progressivity. Shoppers will also find what they're looking for in Eindhoven; large shopping chains are located around the Markt, the 18 Septemberplein and Catharinaplein. Indoor shopping is possible in the Heuvel Galerie and the adjacent Piazza. Eindhoven is easy to get to by public transport and national and international flights depart daily from Eindhoven Airport.