Lifestyle in Eindhoven

Eindhoven is a young and vibrant city, and although not as large as the Dutch capital, it has a lively, modern atmosphere, and expats will find plenty to enjoy here. 

With a focus on technology and innovation, many attractions and activities are in some way related to the tech or design sector, with plenty of museums and buildings showcasing the city’s many talents. There are lots of green spaces to relax outdoors, and an abundance of clubs and bars for those keen for a night out.

Shopping in Eindhoven

From small, exclusive boutiques and eclectic markets to large department stores and modern shopping malls, Eindhoven is a shopper's delight and has something for every taste and budget. 

The best shopping can be found in the area surrounding the Markt in the city centre, which is Eindhoven’s main market square. Here pedestrianised streets allow shoppers to wander around at leisure. There is also a regular Saturday market offering all kinds of goodies from flowers to local cheeses and meats, household items and hand-crafted products.

De Bergen is another exciting shopping district with smaller specialty shops, including book shops, galleries and antique and interior design stores. Those looking for something more exclusive can head to Hooghuisstraat, while Boexstraat offers a wide variety of clothing stores.

Eating out in Eindhoven

Thanks to Eindhoven’s multicultural makeup, there’s a wide variety of cuisine available across the city. Although eating out in the Netherlands can be expensive, expats will find plenty of tasty budget options in Eindhoven. The weekly markets are the best place to sample typical Dutch street food. 

Nightlife and entertainment in Eindhoven

With a young student population, Eindhoven offers an exciting nightlife with everything from hip bars and clubs to quaint pubs and trendy cafes. The Markt offers a fantastic nightlife, while Stratumseind, the Netherlands’ longest pub street, is arguably the best place to enjoy a night out. 

Those looking for a more cultural experience can visit one of Eindhoven’s many theatres and art galleries, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the skateparks, bike trails and climbing walls scattered across the city. A visit to Eindhoven would also not be complete without taking in a game of football (soccer) to see the local team, PSV Eindhoven, compete against many of Europe’s top teams at the Philips Stadium.