Interested in Dutch art, culture, history or science? Here’s a list of some of the most visited and interesting museums in Eindhoven that both expats and tourists should visit.
Museums in Eindhoven
Tongelresestraat 27, 5613 DA Eindhoven
The DAF Museum in Eindhoven tells the story of the DAF brand of vehicles, which has become the fastest-growing truck manufacturer in Europe. A tour of the DAF Museum will take visitors from one surprise to the next. The inventiveness that has been characteristic for DAF vehicles from 1928 until the present day will even captivate visitors who have no special knowledge on the subject.
Boutenslaan 161 B, 5644 TV Eindhoven
Eindhoven Historic Village Museum (Eindhoven preHistorisch Dorp) is an archaeological open-air museum, which explores the Iron Age as well as the Middle Ages and other historic periods in the North Brabant province. Visitors can find out how the Romans and the Batavians and other civilizations lived, with replicas of their farming, weaving and spinning equipment. It's important to note that the historic village typically closes each winter.
Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven
The Van Abbemuseum is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Eindhoven, focusing on Dutch and international art. The museum has an area of almost 10.000 square metres and exhibits works by Picasso, Mondriaan and Kandinsky. It has one of the largest collections in the whole world of art by Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky. It was established in the 1930s by the art collector Henri van Abbe.
Torenallee 40-06, 5617 BD Eindhoven
MU art museum zooms in on the hybrid visual culture of the present day, shines the limelight on the artistic talent of the future and carries out artistic research and development. MU art museum stands for the liminal space between "what art is and what art can be". It is located in a former Philips factory building in the iconic Strijp S district of Eindhoven, a neighbourhood that celebrates the city's industrial heritage.
Emmasingel 31, 5611 AZ Eindhoven
The history of Eindhoven is intertwined with the backstory of the world-famous electrical and electronic brand Philips. Experience the history of this iconic brand through a fascinating narrative on entrepreneurship and innovation and browse the fascinating photographs, vintage Philips products and artefacts from the company's origins in 1891 until the present day. The museum is curated in both Dutch and English and can be of interest to anyone from age eight and over!