48 hours in… Eindhoven

The number of shops, cafés, restaurants, parks, art galleries and museums make Eindhoven – the city of lights – a dynamic and vibrant place to go.  Shops, culinary delights and cultural surprises can all be found here. Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven is right in the middle of it all!

Design Hotel Eindhoven

Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven is in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. The artistically decorated 4-star design hotel has 230 uniquely furnished hotel rooms. The hotel, situated in the national monument De Lichttoren, is located near the central station, the PSV-stadium and Design District Strijp-S. It is easily accessible by either car or public transport. A weekend in Eindhoven gives you just enough time to experience all the best of the city. Get inspired for your next trip.

Friday

6pm
Start your weekend off with a 3-course dinner at Brasserie Lumen with our Sleep & Dine Special. This Special further includes an overnight stay including breakfast and free access to the Wellness.
48 uur in Eindhoven - Bar Brasserie Lumen

9pm
After a relaxing dinner enjoy a signature cocktail at the bar. Will you go for one of the gin & tonics or are you going to pick a classic cocktail like the Cosmopolitan? Our bartender is happy to help you make the perfect choice.

10pm
Did you book a room with a spa bath? Time to start those bubbles. Afterwards, enjoy a well-earned rest in the comfortable bed which makes you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.

Saturday

8am
Start your day with breakfast and bubbles at the restaurant. Freshly baked croissants, hot coffee, and an egg cooked or baked to your liking. It’s finally time to explore the city of Eindhoven!

10am
Only ten minutes away, you’ll find yourself at Eindhoven’s Design District Strijp-S. Which was known as ‘the forbidden city’ since the area was only accessible to Philips’ employees. Almost 10 years ago, buildings were demolished, renovated or rebuilt in order to create a brand new, cultural platform. Young and upcoming companies found their way into Strijp-S and fuelled the area with innovative and artistic projects. The complete renovation of the area will take many more years, but in the meantime you will find many cultural and artistic extravagances. Already a true hotspot is Urban Shopper, a unique and exclusive shopping walhalla with twenty special shops full of design, vintage and interior items.

12pm
If you’re hungry, head to De Markt for the nicest lunch places. Formerly, De Markt was an important place for trade. Nowadays, terraces dominate the square. Other streets to visit: De Kerkstraat, Wilhelminaplein or De Kleine Berg.

3pm
After a hearty lunch, it’s time to move on! For some shopping, head to De Demer and De Rechtestraat. Here you’ll find the biggest (department) stores. Looking for something that is a bit more unique? Visit the little boutiques at De Bergen.At the Scandinavian concept store Deense Kroon, you will find a mix of women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion combined with lifestyle and interior items by hip Scandinavian designers. If you are looking for vintage and pre-loved items, don’t miss Eeden concept store. Here you will find real gems at great prices.
In less fine weather, visit the indoor shopping centres de Heuvel or Piazza Center, a five-minute walk from the hotel. If it’s raining,  shopping malls Heuvelgalerie and Piazza Centre are located at just 3 minutes distance from the hotel.

8pm
There are so many restaurants to choose from in Eindhoven. Whether you feel like eating sushi, tapas, Mexican, French, Asian or a big juicy steak. The possibilities are endless. As local specialists our front desk staff are happy to give you recommendations on where to eat. After a delicious dinner, entertainment can be found at Parktheater or De Effenaar. The Parktheater offers various shows consisting of opera, comedy, or music theatre. And venue De Effenaar offers a broad range of music concerts. From pop, dance and indie to heavy metal. De Effenaar has it all!

48 uur in Eindhoven-Evoluon
11pm

The night is young and there’s still plenty to do if you’re not tired. Take a picture of Evoluon. This futuristic building lights up at night. The most popular entertainment area is Stratumseind. A street filled with bars, restaurants and cafés. And Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven is just around the corner. Your bed is only 10 minutes away.

Sunday

9am
We hope you had a pleasant night.  Time for another visit to the breakfast buffet. Will you choose the same items or are you going to pick something different? Plenty of choices. After an extensive breakfast, it’s time to head in the city. Rent a hotel bike and start exploring the most beautiful and intriguing places of Eindhoven. There are many special bicycle routes with lots of beautiful artworks.

11am
Fancy a museum? The Van Abbemuseum is one of Europe’s leading museums of contemporary art. The latest collection presentation Dwarsverbanden is spread over all five floors of the museum’s collection wing. The exhibition invites you to experience art differently: sometimes literally by feeling, smelling or hearing art. This exhibition can be seen until 1 July 2025.
For more cultural inspiration check out our museum special.

1pm
Lunchtime! Best place to go is the Stadswandelpark. Bring a picnic box or have lunch at restaurant ‘Park en Pluche’. The park also offers amazing statues and national monuments. The river, volière and flower beds make it a beautiful piece of nature within a bustling city.

3pm
In case you can’t have enough of the outside activities, take a kano tour on the Dommel. This river winds from the Belgian Peer towards Den Bosch. In short, it’s the best way to explore the Kempische surroundings.

6pm
The weekend is over…. enjoy a final drink at the hotel bar before you pick up your luggage. See you next time!

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Header photo: Edwin Hoek (flickr)