Eindhoven Tourist Attractions, Landmarks, Monuments and Sightseeing
(Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands)
There are a selection of appealing tourist attractions to tempt visitors staying in Eindhoven. These range from a state-of-the-art swimming pool complex (De Tongelreep Swimming Paradise) and miniature golf course within Genneper Park, to major league soccer matches at the Eindhoven Philips Stadium.
Lovers of sports will likely be overwhelmed when they visit the city's Indoor Sports Centre, which is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the Netherlands
. For children, the Eindhoven Ice Sports Centre will always please, while for the grown-up tourists, various concerts, attractions and events take place at both the Frits Philips Concert Hall and the Evoluon Conference Centre.
Philips Stadium (Philips Stadion)
The Philips Stadium is amongst the main attractions within Eindhoven and this vast football stadium is the home ground of the city's extremely successful PSV club. Founded around 100 years ago, the Philips Stadium can today seat around 35,000 cheering spectators and tickets can be scarce when there is a big game. Guided tours of the stadium are often available, although you will probably need to arrange these well in advance.
Open hours: seasonal variations
Frits Philips Concert Hall (Muziekcentrum Frits Philips)
Address: Jan Van Lieshoutstraat 3, Eindhoven, Netherlands, NL
Tel: +31 040 244 2020
Regularly hosting major concerts of all kinds, the Muziekcentrum Frits Philips actually boasts no less than two separate concert halls. The Eindhoven Airport Hall is the biggest of the two concert halls and can seat around 1,250 people, while the considerably smaller and more intimate Rabobank Hall can accommodate audiences of just under 400. Ranging from classical orchestras to leading rock and pop groups, there is usually something for everyone at the Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, watched each year by well over 150,000 people. The acoustics here are reputed to be one the best that Europe has to offer.
Open hours: ticket office, Monday to Friday - 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge for events
Evoluon Conference Centre
Address: Noord Brabantiaan 1a, Eindhoven, Netherlands, NL
Tel: +31 040 250 4666
Originally constructed in 1966 to be the home of the city's Museum of Science and Technology, today the Evoluon remains an iconic landmark and is currently used as a world-class conference and meeting centre. Even though the Evoluon is actually now more than 40 years old, its appearance still seems rather futuristic, resembling a flying saucer. The Evoluon is constructed from concrete and measures almost 80 metres / 260 feet in diameter.
Open hours: hours vary according to event
Admission: charge for some events
Genneper Park / De Tongelreep Swimming Paradise
Address: Antoon Coolenlaan 1, Eindhoven, Netherlands, NL
Tel: +31 040 238 1112
Eindhoven's Genneper Park contains a number of excellent attractions for families and tourists. Conveniently near to the city centre, the park offers a series of pathways and cycle trails, which take you past some particularly beautiful scenery along the way. The De Tongelreep Swimming Paradise lies in the very heart of Eindhoven and is one of the biggest and best swimming pool complexes in the whole of the Netherlands. Whatever the weather, the rapids, winding water slides, indoor wave pool and whirlpools at the De Tongelreep Swimming Paradise will always please, regardless of age.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 22:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors, children four years old and under are free
Ice Sports Centre
Address: Antoon Coolenlaan 3, Eindhoven, Netherlands, NL
Tel: +31 040 238 1200
Particularly popular with families, the Ice Sports Centre has no less than three individual ice skating rinks, including one rink used for regular ice hockey matches, a training rink, and a large rink often used by the more experienced of skaters. Friday nights are often busy, since the Eindhoven Ice Sports Centre features an evening disco, while on Sunday mornings, children appear in large numbers for the family skating sessions.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge, discounts for children