Famous Eindhoven Museums and Art Galleries, Eindhoven

Eindhoven is an extremely developed city from a cultural and artistic point of view. Visitors will be pleased to admire and become part of the multicoloured exhibitions of modern and classic art in the galleries, to learn the history of the DAF factory and to admire the design of Kempenland Museum and Van Abbemuseum's buildings. People of any age and social category will find in the present guide something interesting and useful for themselves.
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Famous Eindhoven Museums and Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Famous Eindhoven Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: Netherlands » Eindhoven (See other walking tours in Eindhoven)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: Cathy
DAF Museum

1) DAF Museum (must see)

The DAF Museum was initially opened as a blacksmith's workshop. The building that houses the museum was constructed in 1884 as a brewery. The owner of the "De Valk" brewery was A. H. Huenges, who gave permission to Hub and the Wim Van Doorne brothers to open their machine repair business. As the years passed, the workshop was transformed into a successful company which concentrated on the production of trailers and later, automobiles. Nowadays the museum exposes a big collection of old trailers, cars, trucks as well as early instruments and machinery used for production and repair. DAF Museum is divided into several rooms, with each of them exposing different periods and particularities of the factory. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 until 17.00.
Van Abbemuseum

2) Van Abbemuseum (must see)

The main building of the Van Abbemuseum was designed by Alexander Kropholler and was built in 1936 in order to house the big collection of modern art items donated by Henri van Abbe to Eindhoven in 1903. The structure was created in traditional architectural style using red bricks. As the collection grew throughout the years, it was decided to build an extension to the existing building. The new building's design was created by Abel Cahen - a talented contemporary architect. The new addition of the museum was inaugurated by Queen Beatrix. The collection of Van Abbemuseum includes numerous exponents made by famous modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and El Lissitzky. The museum has an art cafe and a gift shop attached to it. Visitors are welcome to visit from Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 to 17.00. On Thursdays, the museum is open until 21.00.
Nova Art Gallery

3) Nova Art Gallery

Nova Art is a modern art gallery located in the center of Eindhoven. The following artists contributed to this project: Waldie van Wetten, Maatje Winters, Lucy Nouwens and Rieky and Carolien de Brouwer. The collection of the gallery includes paintings, sculptures, vases and other items made by talented contemporary artists. The art gallery, besides exhibiting beautiful showpieces, organizes diverse workshops and other such events. Visitors are welcome from Tuesday to Friday from 11.00 to 18.00, and Saturday only until 17.00.
Willy Schoots Gallery

4) Willy Schoots Gallery

Willy Schoots Gallery is one of the most modern art venues in Eindhoven. The gallery exposes different collections of contemporary sculptures, paintings, photographs and other visual art elements created by national and international artists. The gallery was opened in 1968 and provides about five hundred square metres of exposition space. Willy Schoots is divided into four rooms: the front, central and upper rooms plus a newer one called the patio. The staff of the gallery is always ready to provide information about any showpiece. Visitors are welcome from Wednesday to Friday 11.00 to 18.00 and Saturdays from 11.00 to 17.00.
De Krabbedans Gallery

5) De Krabbedans Gallery

De Krabbedans is a combination of an exhibition hall, an art center and a gift shop. It was initiated in 1956 as a venue for art lovers. The exhibition hall of Krabbendans is mostly dedicated to permanently changing collections of contemporary art paintings and other visual art items. There is also a special reserved room for the expositions of regional masters. The center is located in the building of the Witte Dame.

Opening hours: Daily from 12 to 17 hours. On Fridays until 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
MU Gallery

6) MU Gallery

MU is a contemporary art gallery located on the second floor of the ex-Philips factory, known also as De Witte Dame. The gallery exposes works by both famous artists and young talents, its aim being not only to show off the extra contemporary exhibits, but to promote and sustain talents. The space of MU is always full of new and incredible collections by native and foreign creators. The gallery is visited by approximately twenty thousand art lovers per year. The doors of the gallery are open from Monday until Friday from 10.00 to 18.00, Saturdays from 11.00 to 17.00 and Sundays from 13.00 to 17.00.
Temporary Art Centre

7) Temporary Art Centre

The Temporary Art Centre, or TAC is one of the most diverse cultural and artistic venues in Eindhoven. The centre comprises a large number of rooms with exhibition halls, workshops, a lounge and even a music studio with a stage. People interested in art and culture are welcome to contribute to the development and promotion of TAC - from musicians to photographers and fashion designers. The entire space of the Temporary Art Centre is about two thousand square metres. The centre can be visited every working day from 9.00 to 15.00.
Kempenland Museum

8) Kempenland Museum (must see)

Museum Kempenland is an art museum located in the center of Eindhoven. The museum houses around twelve different exhibitions per year. The collections usually include sculptures, paintings, photographs and other visual art elements created by local artists. Some of the showpieces that adorn the halls of the museum are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The administration of Kempenland welcomes young artists as well. The building that houses the museum was once a Catholic church designed by J.H.H. Van Groenendael in Romanesque style. Visitors are welcome from Monday to Sunday 11.00 to 17.00.

Walking Tours in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Eindhoven

Create Your Own Walk in Eindhoven

Creating your own self-guided walk in Eindhoven is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Genneper Park Family Tour in Eindhoven

Genneper Park Family Tour in Eindhoven

Genneper Park is one of the most exciting places to visit fit for every member of the family. It is located in an environmental friendly area, where visitors will have the chance to enjoy both the clean air and activities associated with strong health like hiking, skiing and swimming. Children have a special place in the present guide. Every presented attraction offers the younger ones special entertaining activities that will keep them busy and excited.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Famous Landmarks of Eindhoven

Famous Landmarks of Eindhoven

Eindhoven is an amazing city with numerous extraordinary landmarks that will remain in the memory of any visitor for a very long time due to their beauty, uniqueness and personality. Though all the presented attractions are quite distinct from each other in terms of their style, age and destination, they are all veritable works of art, designed and worked on by the most talented architects, sculptors and other world class Dutch masters. A walk following the present guide will offer you an extraordinary experience and plenty of information to share with your dear ones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Best Pubs and Bars in Eindhoven

Best Pubs and Bars in Eindhoven

Eindhoven is an ideal place for people who feel young, like to party and experience new places and ambiances. All the pubs and bars presented in the guide are different from each other, hence allowing visitors to feel the colourful spirit of the city with every live song, every tap beer and every interior design. Follow the present tour and you will have a wonderful time exploring the pubs and bars of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Philips Trail in Eindhoven

Philips Trail in Eindhoven

Eindhoven owes the Philips Company a big percentage of its fame and reputation. The Philips Company is a very important element in the city's history, culture and industry. The Eindhoveners are proud to have the Philips name linked to the most diverse places such as conference halls, museums and concert rooms, and to build sculptures to remember the people who changed the city's quiet existence and transformed it into a famous industrial centre. Visitors will be surprised by the rich history that stands behind the world renowned Philips brand.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Nuenen Walking Tour

Nuenen Walking Tour

Nuenen is a village not far from the city of Eindhoven. Even if the size of Nuenen doesn't allow it to compete with other cultural areas, its beauty and attractions certainly do. Besides the incredibly beautiful Sint Clemenskerk, the absorbing Art Dumay Gallery, the Het Klooster and the Village Farm Weverkeshof, Nuenen owes its fame to the two year stay of the famous artist - Vincent Van Gogh. A large number of attractions were organized in honour of the great painter, namely many streets which streets the visitors of his amazing life and his fantastic paintings.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km