Famous Landmarks of Eindhoven, 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.
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Guide Name: Famous Landmarks of Eindhoven
Guide Location: Netherlands » Eindhoven (See other walking tours in Eindhoven)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: Cathy

1) Kennispoort

Kennispoort is a building housing the Chamber of Commerce and the University of Technology in Eindhoven. It is located in the center and it contributes positively to the city's panorama. The design of the structure was conceived by Koen van Velsen - a Dutch architect. The building is constructed in Post-modern style and has an uneven oval form. Some sequences were removed from the construction in order to make it more practical, hence making Kennispoort even more unusual and attractive. The front of the building is covered with glazed brickwork. In the evening, the strucutre is even more visible given its diverse, illuminated colours.
Flying Pins Monument

2) Flying Pins Monument (must see)

The Flying Pins Monument, even if it is not a classical/ancient work of art, is a very popular landmark among locals and tourists. The idea of such a creation emanated from Claes Oldenburg, a Swedish sculptor and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. It was opened to the public in May, 2000. The monument depicts ten yellow flying pins and a half-buried bowling ball. The highest point of the landmark is almost ten meters tall. The funding of this project was possible due to local business and its creation cost the city more than one million euros.
Kennedy Tower

3) Kennedy Tower

The Kennedy Tower in the centre of Eindhoven is a twenty-two storey construction, its height reaching almost one hundred meters. The design project belongs to the Van Aken Architects - a local architectural group. The construction of the tower was finished in 2004, and materials consisted of solid glass, steel and Corian. What is special about the Kennedy Tower is that all its walls are made of transparent glass. An unusual aspect is the fact that the lower part of the building is more narrow than the upper one.
Former Rabobank Office

4) Former Rabobank Office

Rabobank, or as it was called before 1971 - the Cooperative Centrale Boerenleenbank, is housed by a splendid building located in the heart of the city. The structure was built in 1909 and the architect who was talented enough to create its beautiful design was Jan Stuyt. The project was executed in Um 1800 Bewegung architectural style. The walls of the bank were made entirely of red bricks. The facade is ornate with beautiful Classical details. Today, the building houses a restaurant. The building of Rabobank is officially declared a national monument of the Netherlands.
De Effenaar

5) De Effenaar (must see)

De Effenaar is the largest cultural centre in Eindhoven. It is housed by a very contemporary building not far from the station in the center of the city. It was opened in 1971 and since then it gained the reputation of an icon of promoting local talents. The center has two halls used for concerts as well as dance nights and a big cafe. Besides sustaining native artists and bands, De Effenaar's stage has featured world renowned stars like Limp Bizkit, Busta Rhymes, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The club hosts concerts every night and a dance party on Saturdays. Because of the crazy popularity of the center, tickets should be purchased in advance. The ticket office is open from Mon to Sat - 13.00 - 18.00. De Effenaar is closed on Sundays.
Sacred Heart Church (Heilig Hartkerk)

6) Sacred Heart Church (Heilig Hartkerk)

The Sacred Heart Church (Heilig Hartkerk) is an ancient Catholic churh located in the center of the city. The other name of the church is Paterskerk. Construction of the Sacred Heart was completed in 1898 and its architecture was developed by PJ Bekker and JPI Hegener. The church was designed in neo-Gothic style using red and yellow bricks. The three aisles of Paterskerk are decorated with rich architectural details, narrow stained glass windows and statues of saints. The tallest of the towers is sixty meters high. The most beautiful element of the church is a statue of Jesus, four meters high, designed by Jean Roermond Geelen - a talented sculptor. Since 2006, the church is declared the "City Parish".
Vesteda Tower

7) Vesteda Tower

Vesteda is a tower residential building located in the center of Eindhoven. It is representative of contemporary architectural style. Its design was developed by Dutch architect Jo Coenen and his company. The construction of the structure was completed in 2006 and the building was at once declared one of the five tallest structures in Noord-Brabant county. The tower is ninety meters high and includes twenty-seven floors. Vesteda has a narrow diamond shape and is made of glass and high quality stone.
Saint Catherine's Church (Catharinakerk)

8) Saint Catherine's Church (Catharinakerk) (must see)

Saint Catherine's Church is a Roman Catholic church built in honour of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the most spectacular churches in Eindhoven. The present building replaced the former Catherine Church - an old ramshackled structure. The construction of the church took place between 1861 and 1867. It was designed in neo-Gothic style by Pierre Cuypers - a beginner architect at that point of his career. Saint Catherine's has two towers, seventy meters each. In keeping with the French Gothic style, the towers are different from each other and are named the David Tower and the Mary Tower. The church has two organs, one of them being one of the largest in the country. In 1972, Saint Catherine's was declared a national monument of the Netherlands.
War and Liberation Monument (Oorlogs- en Bevrijdingsmonument)

9) War and Liberation Monument (Oorlogs- en Bevrijdingsmonument)

The War and Liberation Monument in Eindhoven is a WWII memorial, made entirely of bronze. It was founded in September, 1954. The idea of such a landmark belonged to Paul Gregoire. It represents three male figures with their backs to each other and their heads bowed. They reflect the citizen, the soldier and the freedom fighter. The monument is situated on a round stone stand with sequences from the war embossed around it. A text about the importance of the soldiers' sacrifice is also engraved on the stand.
Saint George's Church (Sint Joris Kerk)

10) Saint George's Church (Sint Joris Kerk)

Saint George's is a Catholic church built between 1884 and 1885 in the center of Eindhoven. It was built to replace the old Saint George's church, which had a very rich history. The structure represents a neo-Gothic church with three aisles. The design of the whole structure belongs to the famous Hendrik Jacobus van Tulder, beside the west tower, which is the opera of Jac van Gils. This tower is eighty-eight meters high, making it the tallest religious building in the city. Since 1976 Saint George's is declared a national monument.

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.
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
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
Famous Eindhoven Museums and Art Galleries

Famous Eindhoven Museums and Art Galleries

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 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
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