Last weekend my boyfriend and I took a small trip to Eindhoven to see how our neighbours live. Eindhoven is a short drive away and yet radiates a different atmosphere entirely . What we discovered was a city known for its good food, lots (and lots and lots) of shops and design. Here’s a few photos of what we enjoyed and what I believe you might too if you ever end up there.
Boekenhandel Van Piere. If you love books and magazines as much as I do, you will love this bookshop. It’s got Dutch as well as English books, a little café in the back and some very cute book-related home decor that I didn’t need but couldn’t resist nonetheless. More info here.
Walking the streets. We were blessed with two gorgeous autumn days, which allowed us to fully enjoy the quietness of the city. Lots of bikes, which means less cars, which means a very enjoyable city to explore on foot.
Enjoying all the trees around and how they capture the light.
Visit the Van Abbemuseum. Although I initially was disappointed that this museum was not an ABBA museum (which is in Stockholm), I enjoyed sniffing a bit of culture in this museum about modern art. More info here.
What’s even nicer is the fact that the museum is located in a pretty nice area. It’s situated on top of/in the river de Dommel and downstairs there are glass area’s that give you the feeling of hanging out in your veranda and allow you to watch the trees, the river and the complementary ducks.
It even had this art piece that told you to take off your shoes and cozy up in this suspended car. What’s not to love, right?
Finally, the museum has a pretty cool design, capturing lots of light. It is clear from its outlook that Eindhoven is a design hub. The many design stores in town (some of the side streets of the main shopping streets are the best places to check out) are proof of that.
Last, but certainly not least, did I mention our awesome breakfast we had at Meneer de Boer, a cozy cafe with good coffee (according to Gillian) and to die for pancakes (according to myself). More info here.