Eindhoven is a vibrant modern city bursting with energy, with many things to offer. Eindhoven is the design capital of the Netherlands and a world-renowned high tech hotspot. A city where young and old comes together in a mix of over 170 nationalities: Eindhoven is a city with many faces. There is plenty to visit here, from art museums to historic churches and lovely parks. Because of its connections with electronics giant Philips, Eindhoven is also known as the City of Light (“Lichtstad“) and it is one of the country’s industrial powerhouses. There is plenty more for tourists to do here, from art museums to historic churches and lovely parks. The top rated tourist attractions in Eindhoven include: Van Abbemuseum, DAF Museum, PSV Eindhoven Museum, Saint Catherine’s Church, Philips Museum, Van Gogh Village (Nuenen), PreHistorisch Dorp (Prehistoric Village), GLOW and other Festivals, Genneper Parken and Stadswandelpark, Dierenrijk Zoo, Inkijkmuseum and Ton Smits Huis.
The conference venue is Evoluon – a conference centre and former science museum built by the electronics and electrical company Philips in 1966. Ever since its construction, Evoluon has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. Evoluon is located on Noord Brabantlaan 1A, 5652 LA, Eindhoven – which is within a 15-20 minutes walk from Eindhoven central station.
Eindhoven international airport connects to more than 70 European cities. A bus rapid transit line (401) connects the airport to the city center of Eindhoven and its main railway station. Alternatively, Eindhoven can also be easily reached by a direct train (about 1:20 hrs trip) from Amsterdam Schiphol airport – a major European hub with direct connections to over 270 destinations. Just in case you travel by car, the venue is easily reachable via A2 motorway and there is plenty of parking space available nearby (over 500 places):
The cost of accommodation in Eindhoven is in the range of 150-200 €/day for 5* hotels, 100-150 € for 4* hotels, and 80-100 € for 3* hotels. At the moment we have made a block reservation for rooms at the following hotels:
Inntel Art Hotel Eindhoven – €179.00 per night (incl. breakfast, excl. city tax)
Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne – €169.00 per night (incl. breakfast, excl. city tax)
Van der Valk Eindhoven – €95.00 per night (excl. breakfast €16.50, excl. city tax) – reservation code: GF107834 (booking by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
A map of many other hotels near the venue and the city center can be found here: