Trendy and urban Strijp-S in Eindhoven is a neighbourhood and former industrial park that belonged to electronics company Philips. The old Philips factories are transformed into cool bars, restaurants and shops. The once "forbidden city of Philips" is now a trendy industrial site where you can casually hang out. Please tell all your friends about it.
Anton Philips started producing light bulbs in 1892. In 1916 Anton Philips moved to Strijp-S and built a glass factory. This was just the beginning. A few years later the grounds included factory buildings like The Philips Physics Laboratory, The Klokgebouw, The Ketelhuis, The Engine Rooms and The Veemgebouw. Who could imagine at that time that Philips is now a leading health technology company?
Local tips are always the best ones. And hey, this time I am the local myself. Please find my favourite places below. You'll probably notice that the Strijp-S district is a winner for me!
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Strijp-S Eindhoven Hotels
Blue Collar Hotel - A hotel, restaurant, theater and event space. Klokgebouw 10, 5617 AA Eindhoven - bluecollarhotel.com
Strijp-S Eindhoven Restaurants
Het Ketelhuis - Amid other former Philips buildings, Het Ketelhuis houses a nice cafe and bar. The restaurant is upstairs. ketelhuis.com/en
Mood - Asian and french cuisine restaurant by Evelien Wu. She has two outlets in Eindhoven. Mood Streetfood recently opened on the Emma Singel. mood.nl/strijp-s
Piet Hein Eek Restaurant - You don't know Eindhoven if you don't know about Piet Hein Eek. His little empire at Strijp-R consist of a shop, showroom, workshop and restaurant. We enjoyed our dinner but this place is also good for lunch. pietheineek.nl/en
Radio Royaal - My number one favourite. Restaurant Radio Royaal is the sister of Restaurant The Goudfazant in Amsterdam. The food, the atmosphere and the cool building makes this a winner. radioroyaal.be
Soul Kitchen - I am curious about this restaurant but haven't been yet. soulkitcheneindhoven.nl
Strijp-S Eindhoven Brunch and Lunch
Intelligentia Ice - The Intelligentia Taste Rooms is such a cool ice cream parlour and food experience in one. An Instagram walhalla with a pink walls, delicious ice cream, patisserie and coffee and tea. Various room with different experiences like a wonder, liquid, experience and fanroom. intelligentia.nl
Onder de Leidingstraat - A mini supermercado, deli, lunch and coffee place in one. Recently re-branded to Coffeelab Strijp-S. Read more about Coffeelab further down in this article. onderdeleidingstraat.nl
Pastry Club 1.0 - Divine pastries, cakes, ice creams and coffees. Housed in industrial building The Machinekamer at Strijp -S. pastryclub.nl/en
Stories Eindhoven - Located on the ground floor of another former factory, The Apparatenfabriek, part of the Philips building at Strijp-S. A great place for coffee and lunch. Conveniently located next door to a co-working space. Only open on week days from 10am - 4pm. Closed on the weekends. stories-eindhoven.nl
Strijp-S Eindhoven Shops
Gusj Market - A cool bohemian furniture shop selling new and vintage items. Worth to take a peek inside. In between restaurant Radio Royaal and The Pastry Club, around the corner from Het Ketelhuis. gusjmarket.nl
Studio Ruig - Contemporary, classic and androgynous fashion. The whole approach with regards to slow fashion. Bring your wallet. studioruig.com
Urban Shopper - Over twenty local art, design and boutique fashion shops in the converted Anton building, another former Philips factory at Strijp-S. My two favourite shops are Brokaatje (a brocante shop) and Frankies (high end - second hand - ultimate slow fashion) urbanshopper.nl
Yksi Winkel Expo - Yksi Expo is a platform that brings Dutch Design, technology, architecture and other creative disciplines together, focused on sustainable design and circular design. yksiexpo.nl
Fun Things To Do Strijp-S Eindhoven
Area 51 Skatepark - One of the largest skateparks in Europe at Strijp-S. For when you are really into skating. Re-opens at the end of 2020. area51skatepark.nl
Foodmarket Vershal het Veem - A hipster indoor food market for your daily food produce. You'll find food stalls with names like The Butcher On Wheels, Woeste Burgers, Willy Nacho, Kopje Koffie and the Pastry Club 2.0 among others. Shops like Wine and Nuts and Brouwerij Het Veem are perfect for gifts. Not all outlets are occupied yet but visiting Vershal het Veem is a nice relaxing Saturday morning outing. A shame it houses a tiny Albert Heijn though. vershalhetveem.nl
NatLab Cinema Eindhoven - Oh NatLab! We like you. A lot. Housed in the former Philips' Physics Laboratory at Strijp-S. This movie theater is lovely and they offer an English program too. A great evening out with dinner and an art house movie. Another one for the list. natlab.nl
Where is Strijp-S Eindhoven?
Strijp-S is close to the city center of Eindhoven, next to train station Eindhoven Strijp-S.
There are also 5 parking fields / garages. From Eindhoven Station you can also take a bus, which will take you about 10 min.
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