Market Square, Eindhoven
Market Square is primarily known as a central meeting square for the various shops and restaurants in its vicinity. Tourists will find the Heuvel Galerie mall for shopping, a branch of the Holland Casino, and a selection of cafes.
Well-lit, ornate, and with inviting melodies, the Merry-Go-Round is also located in the square. Among several works of art housed in the Market Square, visitors should look for statues of famous Eindhoven residents Jan van Hooff and Frits Philips, crafted by Auke Hettema and Kees Verkade, respectively.
Many old buildings that once dominated the square were removed. Those that are still in place have mostly been repurposed. Nr. 1 Market Street was once a bank building but now holds a fast-food restaurant. Numbers 9, 10, and 11 are now part of the Heuvel Galerie shopping center.
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Market Square on Map
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:
Walking Tours in Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles