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Eindhoven City Guide

Is Eindhoven a good place to live? The Numbeo's Quality of Life index rates Eindhoven as Very High. Scoring high on Climate, Safety, Health Care and many other categories. The city has an international character, home to many International operating companies like ASML, Philips, Signify and Tesla. Over 150 nationalities live in Eindhoven. Let’s learn more about the amazing city in this city guide.

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Facts about Eindhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology

TU Eindhoven (Eindhoven University of Technology) is one of the top engineering schools in the world.Founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. The campus is in the centre of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Standing out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, they form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.

Dutch Technology Week

Dutch Technology week is created for young people in Brainport Eindhoven who will experience that technology is fun and offers solutions for issues in health, mobility, food, security and energy. The event is sponsored by all the big names like ASML, Philips, Bosch, DAF and many more.

Sustainability and green initiatives

The city has a strong focus on sustainability and green initiatives.
With many buildings in the city have been designed with eco-friendly features, and there are numerous parks and green spaces for residents to enjoy.

Housing market

Eindhoven is not an easy city to find a suitable house, house prices are high and rental properties are scarce but with some help you will find your home. Check out our page rental agencies when you want to rent a house in Eindhoven first, or real estate agents to help you with buying a house in Eindhoven. 

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

The campus is the smartest square km in Europa, with an ecosystem of 300 high tech companies. 12500 innovators, researchers and engineers work hard to create the technologies for the future.


The city has a rich industrial heritage, with factories and industrial sites that have been transformed into cultural hubs and with the yearly Dutch Design Week and the Design Academy, Eindhoven is called the Design Capital of the Netherlands for a reason. Actually, this city offers great design all year round. This and many museums make this city very interesting for culture lovers. 


The city is a host of many festivals, with multiple events celebrating music, art, food, and culture throughout the year with Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Wooferland and Summerlake are just some examples.  

Football (soccer) in Eindhoven

With two professional football clubs in Eindhoven, if you like to watch football you will not be disappointed. PSV is one of the most successful clubs in The Netherland being a yearly contender to win the Eredivisie.

Bilingual Schools in Eindhoven

Eindhoven has one school focussing on Bilingual education. For more information check our page dedicated to Bilingual education.

Great companies to work for in Eindhoven

In the High Tech Campus has an ecosystem of 300 high tech companies but there are many more great companies to find in and around Eindhoven. Here are some examples. 

ASML has lithography technology that is fundamental to mass producing semiconductor chips. With it, the world’s top chipmakers are creating microchips that are more powerful, faster and energy efficient.

Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve at AMLS. Their industry ecosystem is constantly evolving and innovating, and you will too. But the work isn’t just challenging and exciting, it’s rewarding. Your contributions will profoundly impact society, because – from smartphones to automotive tech – if it’s moving the world forward, ASML is behind it. Website

Philips was founded in Eindhoven, their purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Website

TU/e - Eindhoven University of Technology
A better future through science? Join the Eindhoven University of Technology and contribute to a brighter tomorrow for us all. As a scientist, you will get the space and support you need to excel. Surrounded by researchers and technological companies who share your goals, the lines between fundamental research and applied science are blurred to such an extent that every chance encounter is an opportunity. Website

NXP Semiconductors
NXP designs purpose-built, rigorously tested technologies that enable devices to sense, think, connect and act intelligently to improve people's daily lives. Website

Signify is the world leader in lighting. They provide professional customers and consumers with quality products, systems and services. Website

Best places in Eindhoven to have a drink

Eindhoven is a great city to have a drink with colleagues, friends or family, Eindhoven has a great selection of places from pubs, breweries to modern cocktail bars. Here are the ones we like in Eindhoven.

De Bierprofessor
Are you a beer lover and looking for a place to find 250 beers? This is the place. You will find them on Stratumseind 33 or check their website at bierprofessor.nl.

Speakeasy Bar
Founded in 1684, this bar is located on the Jan van Lieshoutstraat 26 and is the oldest (and smallest) bar of Eindhoven. Find your cocktails and liquors right here. Check their website on littleonebar.nl

Het Ketelhuis
Great food and drinks in a historical building with
You’ll find Ketelhuis at the heart of Strijp S, the former Philips industrial area that developed into Eindhoven’s new creative hub. Their website Is ketelhuis.com

Van Moll
They are crazy about beer and combine tradition and knowledge with a dash of confidence to concoct a fixed selection of core beers and a varied range of exceptional specials. You can find the brewery and bar on the Keizersgracht 16A. Their website is vanmollcraftbeer.com

This page was last updated: 02/09/2024.