Eindhoven has a thriving international community, attracted by Philips, Eindhoven University of Technology and the high-tech campus. The Expats in Eindhoven website aims to list local information sources and service providers, to help you make the most of your stay.
Social and networking clubs
Meet up in Eindhoven
North American Women’s Club of Eindhoven
Eindhoven University of Technology social club
International Women’s Club Eindhoven
North American Women’s Club Eindhoven
Stichting Centro Latino Americano de Orientación
The Hub in Eindhoven
The Thistle Club
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Eindhoven is the largest city in the province of Noord Brabant with a population of 218,438. Almost 30% of of its residents have a non-Dutch background.
History of Eindhoven
Granted city rights in 1232 by Henry I Duke of Brabant, Eindhoven existed as a small trading post based on textile and tobacco. The ensuing four centuries saw the town plundered, burned, destroyed – and rebuilt.
At the end of the 19th century, Gerard Philips established a light bulb manufacturing company in an empty factory building in Eindhoven. The company grew up to become the multinational company – Philips, with more than 120,000 staff employed in 60 countries. The business expansion corresponded with Eindhoven’s population growth and urban expansion as local and international employees settled in the area.
Unfortunately most of the historic city centre was again destroyed during WWII – and the rebuilding of the city was completed without regard for historical tradition.
Other international companies, like DAF, continued to draw newcomers seeking new opportunities to Eindhoven. Foreign students sought places at the University of Technology and Design Academy Eindhoven, and the city became the epicentre for design and industry, responsible for 40% of all research and development (R&D) in the Netherlands.
Things to see and do
Not a major stop on the tourist map, Eindhoven attracts visitors interested in design innovation, especially during Dutch Design Week (October).
Worth a visit is the Van Abbe Museum of contemporary and modern art, located close to the city centre. A little further and more popular with families, is the Historic Open Air Museum with its Iron Age village.
The people of Eindhoven love their sports. Local football team, PSV Eindhoven is one of the country’s most successful and enjoys a fanatical following. There are some excellent sport facilities, including Tongelreep swimming pool – the training venue for Olympic Gold medalists: Pieter van Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn.
Eindhoven’s International airport caters to the budget traveller, happy to ride a budget airline to mostly European destinations. Trains and busses provide easy access to both local towns and the larger cities.
With almost a third of the population being from foreign ancestry, the expat community is thriving and there are several, websites, clubs and meet-up groups. The international school caters to both primary and secondary students.
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