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    Tourist Office VVV Eindhoven

    by catnl Updated Jun 17, 2007

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    On the square "Stationsplein" u can find the VVV building, tourist office.
    U can get any info about accomodations, upcoming new events, hotels, restaurants and nightlife.

    People working there are very nice and cooperative.
    Citymaps are avaible for a small price.
    Good tips for daily trips are available at the url below

    Tourist office VVV Eindhoven
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    Evoluon Eindhoven

    by catnl Updated Sep 11, 2011

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    11-9-2011 To my surprise the Evoluon was open at the national Monuments Day, so i had to revisit again.

    The architect L. Ch. Kalff designed the Evoluon and i remember as a teen my friends and i really liked to visit on sundays.
    (I lived 5 min. walk from it at the time.)

    Opened in 1966 and closed at 1989..
    Now the Evoluon Evoluon is used as a congresscenter. This picture is made by me in 2003.

    There is a website from where u can find all personal website from Kees about the Evoluon

    Evoluon Eindhoven 9-11-2011 Entrance Evoluom Eindhoven 2003 Evoluon Eindhoven 9-11-2011 Inside elevator Evoluon Eindhoven 9-11-2011 Evoluon Eindhoven 9-11-2011 The roof
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    De Witte Dame /MU

    by traveloturc Written Jun 15, 2007

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    MU - Japanese for synergy - is one of the occupants of the former Philips factory site on the Emmasingel, the Witte Dame. MU focuses on the boundaries of art, investigating the interactions between art and architecture, design, popular culture and new media. The resulting exhibitions are open free of charge to a broad audience. Both ‘experienced' and ‘new' visitors are sure to find something of interest.

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    Philips Stadion

    by Twan Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    Directions from Venlo - Maastricht (A67/A2):

    Follow signposts Turnhout/Antwerpen. Take exit 33 Waalre/Valkenswaard. At Motel Eindhoven, turn right. You are now on the Aalsterweg. Follow this road until you will see the Stadsschouwburg (the city theatre) on your left-hand side. Turn left at the crossing. You are now on the Dr. Schaepmanlaan. Follow this road until the third crossing. On your right-hand side you will see a mosque. Here you turn left (Willemstraat) and then take the first street on the right (Sint Antoniusstraat). You are now reaching the Frederiklaan and will find the stadium in front of you.
    Directions from Rotterdam -Tilburg (A58):

    Follow road A58 and then take the exit Antwerpen/Maastricht (junction Batadorp). Follow the A2 and then take exit Eindhoven Centre. Turn right at the roundabout and then turn left at the first traffic lights. You are now in the Strijpsestraat. You are now reaching the Frederiklaan.
    Directions from Amsterdam - 's Hertogenbosch (A2):

    Follow the A2 and take the exit Antwerpen/Maastricht (junction Ekkersweijer and subsequently junction Batadorp). Follow road A2 and then take exit Eindhoven Centre. Turn right at the roundabout and then turn left at the first traffic lights. You are now in the Strijpsestraat. You are now reaching the Frederiklaan.
    Directions fromTurnhout - Antwerpen (A2/A67):

    Follow the A2 and the signposts 's-Hertogenbosch/Amsterdam. Take exit 31 Veldhoven and then turn left into the Noord Brabantlaan at the traffic lights. Follow this road until you reach a crossing, with the Evoluon (in the shape of a UFO) on the right. Turn right at the next traffic lights and then go straight on at the roundabout. Turn left into the Strijpsestraat at the next traffic lights. You are now reaching the Frederiklaan.

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    Relax & Enjoy

    by kop-queen Written Oct 1, 2006

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    Should this be titled things not to do i.e. sit back and enjoy - no effort involved!

    As our time was so limited I quickly gave up on any plans to hike around in the heat and we chose to sit back with a drink instead. And very nice it was too.

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    Monumental Philips buildings

    by Veghel Written May 14, 2006

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    Right in the city center, along the Emmasingel, there are some impressive monumental Philips buildings, including the former headquaters and the very first factory where it all began in 1891. Most of these buildings have been renovated in recent years, others are currently being renovated. They are a hot spot for design and innovation.

    Emmasingel with Philips tower The well/known Philips tower
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    Jazz & Blues in Eindhoven

    by Jasen71 Written Sep 27, 2005

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    For 3 days in August Eindhoven comes alive with the sound of jazz and blues with international artists comming from the states and europe to play in various locations in eindhoven. This festival is a must for lovers of music... I enjoyed every minute of with fellow VT'er Carin 'catnl'..

    Miss Carmin & Friends
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    Mobile Global Exhibition 2005

    by catnl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    March 19th . 2005 the Mobile Global Exhibition will be in Eindhoven

    programm: 11.00 till 21.00 hrs.
    Location Witte Dame

    All nations of the world are represented in the Dutch society. We invite painters from all the countries in the world. Particularly painters who are currently living and working in the Netherlands. We invite them to participate. We will provide an official panel. Before the end of the year we will collect the painting and take a note of the story that comes along with the painting.

    Between 15th of April and 1st of August
    - Traveling at festivals, manifestations in Netherlands

    Eindhoven March 2005
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    by Twan Updated Mar 18, 2013

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    It Evoluon is a disc-shaped building in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

    It was intended as a showcase for technological progress and in particular those aspects which it Viggo Philips was involved. The futuristic in a flying saucer-like dome measuring 77 m in diameter and the concrete it is 169 km tension cable in place.

    By the architects Louis Kalff and Leo de Bever building was designed in 1966 to mark the 75th anniversary of the city of Eindhoven Philips 'offer'.

    The Evoluon from 1966 to 1989 as an educational technology museum in use, and pulled in the sixties and seventies large numbers of visitors. This was partly because the visitors were allowed to experiment and demonstration models could operate. That was still new and particularly attractive to students and other young people. Many schools traditionally organized once a year a trip Evoluon. Moreover, in the Netherlands there are no competing technology museums. In the seventies and eighties were also in other cities such as on technology-oriented public museums in Amsterdam (first NINT and later NEMO). Thanks to that, the visitors to the Evoluon back every year. The operation and maintenance of the establishment cost a lot of money and finally came into the red. Even with Philips (building owner) went in those years not great and the group stumbled upon massive reorganizations many unprofitable branches. According to Philips, it was too expensive for the exhibitions sufficient to update. Despite many protests decided the group's management, after years of money dedicated to the Evoluon, the exhibition in the building to dismantle and from 1989 had no public function anymore. Then there were the surrounding grounds and several new buildings completed since 1996 Evoluoncomplex a conference and events center.

    In 2004, the Friends of the Evoluon established. This foundation aims to restore the Evoluon icon for technology and progress. As of summer 2012, Philips plans for the building (temporary) exhibitions use. In that year kicked off with an exhibition about the human brain, in partnership with Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade. Followed by more events in collaboration with Continium and with NEMO and Technopolis in Mechelen (Belgium).

    Minister Jet Bussemaker (Culture) is trying to get the Evoluon on the list of National Monuments (18-3-2013) in authumn it will be sure which momunten will be add as monument officially.

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    Let the bells ring........

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    National Carillon Museum

    The history of the big and beautiful bronze tower bells with their deep tones is a long one. The ancient Chinese accompanied their songs with the sounds of bells; horsemen from the Near East hung small bells around the necks of their horses in order to protect these valuable animals against evil. In those early days and faraway places the art of bell-founding began.
    Bells are meant to be heard, but are also beautiful to look at. In the south of Holland, in the village of Asten, some 20 km east of Eindhoven, you will find the National Carillon Museum which boasts the largest collection of clocks and bells in Europe.

    Entrance fees:
    Adults: € 5.- per person.
    Adults 65+: € 4.25 per person.
    Children: € 2.50 per person.

    Opening times:
    Tuesday through Friday: 9.30 - 17.00 hours.
    Saturday through Monday: 13.00 - 17.00 hours.
    Closed: on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Carnival

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    When visiting Eindhoven, do...

    by TiCompa Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When visiting Eindhoven, do not forget to visit Beekse Bergen and the Efteling!
    Beekse Bergen is a huge Safari Park for all ages with a theme park for children, while the Efteling is a theme park for children (Enchanting Wood) and youngsters (coaster, that sort of stuff).

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    Reggae Festival

    by duttyolga Written Dec 4, 2006

    In Eindhoven (Genneperparken) there's a reggae festival called 'Reggae Sundance' every year in August.

    They have had artists and bands like Alpha Blondy, Steel Pulse, Israel Vibration, Eek a Mouse, Morgan Heritage, Steel Pulse, Sizzla, Junior Kelly, Barrington Levy, Seeed, LMS, Peter Tosh Tribute, Buju Banton, Gentleman, Burning Spear, Sean Paul, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Julian Marley, Gladiators, Tanya Stephens, Turbulance, Anthony B, Don Carlos & Dub Vision band, Culture, Israel Vibration, Groundation, Fantan Mojah, Jah Mason / Cashewman, Lady G.

    All the big artists and bands within reggae music!

    The festival attracts lots of people and especially foreigners. Tickets are only 40-50 euro for a weekend ticket.

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    Dierenrijk Europa

    by Roeffie Written May 20, 2006

    This is a relatively new Zoo, which dislays only animals living or have once lived in Europe!
    You will find bears, foxes,wolves, moose, deer, polar bears, etc.

    It has a nice playground for the children too! It is not a very spectacular Zoo, but still worth a visit!

    Opening hours:
    Open all year
    April to october : 10.00 – 17.00 hrs
    November to march : 10.00 – 16.00 hrs

    Adults € 9,95
    Children 3-11yrs and seniors 60+ € 8,50
    Children under 3 yrs F.o.C.

    Walking along the animals in the park! Storks Moose
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    by catnl Written Mar 21, 2005

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    Most modern designs for ur interior, not just of shop but great to visit for fun

    tue-thu 10.00-18.00 uur,
    fri 10.00-21.00 uur,
    sat 10.00-17.00 uur

    Artifacts Eindhoven 2005+31-
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    by robertgaz Written Aug 30, 2006

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    The Evoluon was a science and technology museum. It was closed to the public in 1989 and has not been re-opened since. My visit here was in 1983 so I was fortunate enough to have seen it.

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