Eindhoven City Centre

Eind­hoven is a hid­den gem among Dutch cities. After 1900, it mutat­ed from a provin­cial vil­lage into a key indus­tri­al hub, thanks large­ly to Philips. Its city cen­ter retains indus­tri­al her­itage, with struc­tures like the art-deco Licht­toren and a repur­posed gas fac­to­ry. But it also hosts build­ings by cel­e­brat­ed archi­tects like Gio Pon­ti, Neave Brown, and Mas­si­m­il­iano Fuk­sas. Recent­ly, Eind­hoven has become a glob­al cen­ter for design and innovation.

Our tour offers an explo­ration of Eind­hoven’s archi­tec­tur­al diver­si­ty, fea­tur­ing both renowned inter­na­tion­al and local archi­tects. You’ll also dis­cov­er urban design strate­gies and the city’s future devel­op­ment plans, offer­ing a com­pre­hen­sive view of Eind­hoven’s dynam­ic archi­tec­tur­al landscape.

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Programme: Eindhoven City Centre

  • Expla­na­tions about the urban his­to­ry, growth of the city, trans­for­ma­tions and the green mas­ter­plan by MVRDV

  • Rail­way Sta­tion (Koen van der Gaast, 1956), depart­ment store Bijenko­rf (Gio Pon­ti, 1969), offices and stores 18th Sep­tem­ber Square (Mas­si­m­il­iano Fuk­sas, 2010), office build­ing Licht­toren (1921 / ren­o­va­tion by AWG, 2006)

  • Van Abbe­mu­se­um (A. J. Kropholler, 1935 / Abel Cahen, 2002)

  • Design­huis (Jo Krüger, 1964), Eind­hoven City Hall (J.A. van der Laan, 1969) Inte­ri­or visit

  • Con­struc­tion site of hous­ing com­plex Nieuw Bergen (MVRDV, 2025)

  • Hous­ing com­plex Med­i­na (Neave Brown, 2003)

  • Monastery trans­for­ma­tion Domus­Dela (Architecten|en|en + DiederenDirrix, 2019)

  • NRE-ter­rein

    Trans­for­ma­tion of a for­mer gas fac­to­ry into hous­ing and work­spaces (2013–23)