Eindhoven is the largest town in the southern Netherlands (and the fifth largest in the country), but whilst Eindhoven may not be a typically touristy town, it does have a number of attractions and rewarding pastimes to keep visitors entertained.
Why exhibit there?
Eindhoven is known as a technology and design hub as it’s the birthplace of Philips electronics. Because of this, it has also become a centre of cooperation between research institutes and industry.
With its strong economy based on the large companies that are based there (Philips, DAF Trucks and Brabantia), Eindhoven has showed the strongest economic growth in 2018 in the whole of the Netherlands.
You can get to Eindhoven city centre from the airport via the bus 400 and 401 in just 15 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
Nothing may be brought into the country that might pose a threat to the security, health, economy or environment of the Netherlands.
Check the list if you’re unsure.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- Whilst Eindhoven may be known as "Lichtstad" (the City of Light) because it's one of the country's industrial powerhouses, but not to be overlooked is its cultural sphere.
- Take a trip to one of the city's most interesting modern buildings, the Van Abbemuseum, and have a look around one of the most important galleries of modern art in the Netherlands.
- Eindhoven has been home to DAF, one of Europe's largest truck manufacturers since 1928. The DAF museum is a testament to the company’s success.
- Eetkamer de Gaper serves specialities such as charcoal grilled ribs or pata negra.
- There are three restaurants to choose from in the Oriental Green House on Aalsterweg, each of which focus on specific aspects of Asian cuisine, including teppanyaki and Pacific style buffet.
- Local currency is the Euro.
- Language is Dutch.
- The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum). Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland as well as some other countries are exempt from the visa requirement.
- Plug sockets are the European wide two pin ones.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities, however when conducting business, take note:
- The Dutch are fond of meetings.
- The Dutch tend to get down to business and negotiations proceed at a rapid pace.
- Small talk is considered a waste of time.
- In Dutch business culture, it's typical to shake hands with everybody present and say your first and last name.