If you're coming to Eindhoven, it's a good idea to prepare well. On the one hand you'll first have to complete a number of formalities. And on the other hand, it's worth finding out more about the character of the Dutch and some of their customs that may appear a bit unusual to outsiders.
Mayor of Eindhoven
Welkom in Eindhoven
Welcome to Eindhoven. With approximately 210,000 inhabitants, Eindhoven is the fifth city of the Netherlands. However the economy of the Eindhoven region is the second largest in the Netherlands - and it is the economy of the future.
The Eindhoven region is widely regarded as one of the high tech hotspots in Europe. As much as forty percent of Dutch investments in Research and Development, are spent in this region. But Eindhoven and the surrounding region is not only an excellent place for investments. It is also the place to start up innovative businesses, to study, to work and to relax. Our Technical University ranks among the best worldwide. We have exquisite facilities for art and culture such as the renowned Van Abbemuseum for modern arts and Muziekcentrum Frits Philips with its superb acoustics. Fan of sports? In Eindhoven you can practice over 70 different kinds of sports. Furthermore Eindhoven is a green city, with outstretched parks and far more trees than the four largest cities of our country.
I sincerely hope you will visit our city some time and perhaps stay here for a shorter or longer period of time. We will do the utmost to make you feel welcome. Enjoy our city!