Looking for a city guide of Eindhoven?

 

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If you are planning to come to Eindhoven and you are eager to know how it is going to be, this compilation will help you a lot.

 

1. City Guide Eindhoven 2014.

teaer_cover_front_bewerkt-2VVV is an organization that promotes tourism, recreation and leisure in Netherland. Their website offers very complete and updated information about Eindhoven including a list of events celebrated in the city every year.

Recently they produced the pocket City Guide 2014, with beautiful pictures of the city. The bilingual guide can be downloaded as a pdf or you can buy the paper version for €1.5  which includes discount coupons.

 

2. Eindhoven.eu

This site from the municipality Eindhoven includes information for tourists such as citylife, leisure, or events. But is also full of useful information for people willing to move to Eindhoven to study, work or invest. You will find general and detailed info about banking, housing, paperwork, insurances and more.

There you can connect to the Brainport. Eindhoven region was the world’s smartest region in 2011, the five focal sectors of Brainport Eindhoven region are High Tech Systems & Materials, Food, Automotive, Lifetec and Design, so if you are into one of this sectors, Eindhoven is the place to be.

 

3. Holland Expat Center.

If you plan to work and live in Eindhoven, here you will find useful articles about housing, insurances, education, taxation and the formalities you need to complete when you move to Eindhoven.

Dont forget to read the compilation of Dutch manners, you will find very interesting tips!

 

4. Arrival Guides

Arrival guide offers  short and precise information about Eindhoven. You can find useful info about where to eat,sleep, shop, and have fun. Sadly the local offers link is empty.. so you will need to find your own way to get the best prices.

The guide is accesible is different formats,you can get it in app store, google play or just download it as a PDF.

 

5. Virtual Tourist Guide.

This popular site made by real travellers includes a comprehensive guide to Eindhoven. The site offers information about shopping, nightlife, transportation, things to do and a very particular section: local customs.

 

6. Local-Life

Here you will be delighted with tons of information. It’s easy to navigate and the articles are very concise.  You will find what you expect from a tourist guide but this site gives you more: a complete insight about life in Eindhoven; You can find articles about the festivals, events, buildings, parks, markets and much more.

You can explore the city using their interactive map or download their app for free.

 

7. Bonus tip: Eindhoven for dummies

 

This guide is part of  the blog: Southern Omelet, written by an Eindhovenaar, pitty he didnt continue with the blog. But he left us Eindhoven for Dummiesa very particular short guide of the city.. in english!

Dont miss the history part,  you will impress everyone by sharing the little twist of fate

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Road of Ups and Downs

Silke Georgi

Silke Georgi

When I first came to the Netherlands 12 years ago because of my husband’s job, I arrived with optimism, energy and motivation to spare. I was thrilled to be starting a new life in a new country with my husband and our two children, aged 5 and 1. We found a quaint little house in a very Dutch and family-friendly neighborhood, a neighborhood plucked straight from a picture book. During our relocation interview we had been very strongly advised that we should invite the neighbors over as soon as possible, as this was customary and expected in the Netherlands. So, we invited the entire street for a house-warming party within two weeks of moving in. Everyone, really everyone, whom we had invited came. It was a wonderful party with our neighbors sitting in a circle, eagerly and competently speaking English to us. Everyone, children and adults alike, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Future plans were made and much advice was given.

A trip with Get in Touch

A trip with Get in Touch

We were off to a perfect start. Visions of friendships, carpools and neighborhood parties danced in my head. And that fabulous start was also the end of it. During the year that followed there were none of the informal neighborly visits that I had envisioned, no invitations arrived to the parties that were being celebrated in the houses around us. As a result we were completely out of touch with our neighbors. Something had gone terribly wrong, and I still have no idea what it was. A year later we bought a house in another neighborhood on the outskirts of Eindhoven and there we were blessed with next-door-neighbors who quickly made us feel welcome. This time around we refrained from repeating the obligatory welcoming reception and we were decidedly more successful in coming into contact with the neighborhood.

Happy with GiT Ladies :)

Happy with GiT Ladies 🙂

One of the major factors, and I truly believe this, was that another wonderful neighbor sent her 5 year old son to our house to ask my son to come out and play shortly after we had moved in. I will never forget my feelings at the sight of that little boy with his head of curly blond hair and the courage to ring a stranger’s doorbell. The boys became instant friends as did their younger sisters. The whole family opened their hearts and helped us to get in touch with the neighborhood and Eindhoven.

Silke Georgi

To be continued…