Eindhoven

Walking through the streets of Eindhoven you will see what appears to be a young, modern city. But scratch the surface a little, and you will find something else entirely. Eindhoven is in fact one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands, having been given city rights in 1232, and has a very interesting history indeed!

Closest Ferry Option
Hull to Rotterdam Ferry
Sailing Time: 12h 0m
Distance to Eindhoven: 85 miles
(more ferry options below)

The Historic OpenAir Museum takes you back to the Middle Ages where you can be your own blacksmith, brew your own beer, and take a wander amongst centuries’ old farm houses, hayricks and herb gardens. Moving forward in time just a little, Philips first Incandescent Lamp Factory will let you experience the atmosphere of the 19th century, on a tour of the first and oldest Philips factory buildings where light bulbs and other electro-technical equipment were made.

Eindhoven at night

Eindhoven at night

Other museums include the Ton Smits Huis, which houses a large collection of his paintings and lyrical cartoons, Van Abbemuseum which is one of the leading museums for contemporary and modern art, and the Artificial Light in Art Centre ‘Kunstlicht in de kunst’, which features a unique collection of paintings and sculptures with artificial light as the central theme (this is housed in the very first Philips Incandescent Lamp factory).

corner of the Kennedylaan and Fellenoord in Eindhoven

Giant artwork at the corner of the Kennedylaan and Fellenoord.

If you are a fan of shopping, Eindhoven has something for everyone’s taste. With the covered shopping centre ‘De Heuvel Galerie’, Piazza Centre, large department stores including the exclusive ‘De Bijenkorf’ and an extensive selection of boutiques and specialist shops, the centre of Eindhoven is the most bustling shopping centre in the South of the Netherlands.

Eindhoven is also one of the biggest green cities in the Netherlands, so a relaxing walk or cycle is never far away. The green areas in Eindhoven are: Genneper Parks, Stadswandelpark, Dommeldal and the wood at Strijp. If you venture near the train station then you will perhaps see the giant 10 pin and bowling ball art work  that is located on the corner of the Kennedylaan and Fellenoord.

Travelling to Eindhoven by Ferry

Driving distances to Eindhoven

Ferry Route
Sailing Time
Driving distance & time to Eindhoven
12h 0m
85 miles
1h 30m
16h 30m
90 miles
1h 35m
14h 0m
115 miles
2h 0m
4h 30m
130 miles
1h 55m
2h 0m
155 miles
2h 20m
1h 30m
180 miles
2h 45m

With less than 100 minutes driving from all three of the ports in Holland, taking the ferry to Eindhoven is great way of visiting this great little city.