Expats in Eindhoven

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.

Advice and information
Eindhoven city council
Eindhoven expat centre
Eindhoven Expats
Eindhoven news
Eindhoven Life

Local blogs
The Dossier
Eindhoven calling
The Best of Eindhoven

Health Cares
Tandarts Eindhoven

Learning Dutch
VU Eindhoven

International school of Eindhoven

Rental accommodation
Goeth Vastgoed

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
Lighttown Toastmasters
The Hub in Eindhoven
The Thistle Club

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About us

The website Expats in Eindhoven aims to provide expats with a quick and easy reference guide to local information providers and services which cater to the city’s international residents.

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The website published by Dutch News BV

About Eindhoven

A modern city awarded with the title of ‘the World’s Most Intelligent Community’ in 2011, Eindhoven is the breeding ground for technology and industrial design in the Netherlands. There are many expats in Eindhoven, attracted by local industry such as Philips and its technology campus plus the university.

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.

Getting around

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.

For Expats

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.

Other cities

Expats in Eindhoven has the following partner websites:

Expat Amstelveen http://www.expatamstelveen.com
Expats in Almere http://www.expatsinalmere.com
Expats in Amsterdam http://www.expatsinamsterdam.com
Expat Arnhem http://www.expatarnhem.com
Expat Breda http://www.expatbreda.com
Expats in Delft http://www.expatsindelft.com
Expats in Eindhoven http://www.expatsineindhoven.com
Expat Enschede http://www.expatenschede.com
Expats in Groningen http://www.expatsingroningen.com
Expats in Haarlem http://www.expatsinhaarlem.com
Expat Hilversum http://www.expathilversum.com
Expat Leeuwarden http://www.expatleeuwarden.com
Expats in Leiden http://www.expatsinleiden.com
Expats in Maastricht http://www.expatsinmaastricht.com
Expats in Nijmegen http://www.expatsinnijmegen.com
Expats in Rotterdam http://www.expatsinrotterdam.com
Expats in The Hague http://www.expatsinthehague.com
Expats in Tilburg http://www.expatsintilburg.com
Expats in Utrecht http://www.expatsinutrecht.com
Expat Wassenaar http://www.expatwassenaar.com


If you want to advertise specialist services to Eindhoven expats, you can make the most of your marketing money with the local Expat Eindhoven service. This website helps you target expats in Eindhoven directly, without wasting your cash on national advertising.

If you are a Eindhoven company, the Expats in Eindhoven website will help you to reach expats from €100 for a full year.

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