Strijp-S is a former industrial park in the Eindhoven district of Strijp that belonged to electronics company Philips. Since 2000, it has been transformed into a lively district with creative companies, housing, restaurants, and cultural venues. It is a strong example of industrial heritage turned into a modern urban center.
Ticket price for visiting Strijp-S depends on what you want to see and do. There are many options for shopping, dining, entertainment, and art. Some attractions are free, such as walking around the area and admiring the old factory buildings and the Leidingstraat (a street with pipes designed by Piet Oudolf). Others require a fee, such as visiting MU Hybrid Art House or taking a guided tour.
Strijp-S is open every day of the week, but the opening hours of different venues may vary. Generally, most shops and restaurants are open from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 12:00 to 17:00 on weekends. Some places may stay open longer or have different hours on holidays. You can check the websites of the venues you are interested in for more information.
How to get to Strijp-S is easy by public transport or by bike. There is a railway station called Eindhoven Strijp-S that connects to the main station and other cities. There are also several bus lines that stop at Strijp-S. If you prefer to cycle, there are bike paths and bike parking facilities throughout the area. You can also rent a bike at the Blue Collar Hotel or at the Urban Shopper.
Tips for visiting Strijp-S are to plan ahead, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a camera. There is a lot to see and do at Strijp-S, so you may want to check the websites of the venues you want to visit and make reservations if needed. You can also download the Strijp-S app for more information and navigation. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot and some streets are cobblestoned. Bring a camera because there are many photogenic spots and events at Strijp-S.
Tours of Strijp-S are available for those who want to learn more about the history and culture of the area. You can book a tour with a guide who will show you around and tell you stories about Philips, design, architecture, and innovation. There are different types of tours, such as walking tours, bike tours, bus tours, or themed tours. You can find more information and book a tour on the website of Eindhoven247.
What to see at Strijp-S depends on your interests and preferences. There is something for everyone at Strijp-S, whether you like shopping, dining, entertainment, or art. Some of the highlights are:
- The Klokgebouw: an iconic building that used to be a Philips factory and now hosts concerts, festivals, exhibitions, and workshops.
- The Natlab: a former Philips laboratory where Albert Einstein visited and where electronic music was invented. Now it is a film house and a cultural center.
- The Piet Hein Eek: a design hotspot with a studio, a workshop, two restaurants, an exposition room, a showroom, a shop and a hotel with a rooftop bar.
- The Vershal Het Veem: a food hall with local products, delicacies, and specialties.
- The Area 51: one of the largest indoor skate parks in Europe with ramps, bowls, rails, and obstacles.
Prohibitions at Strijp-S are not many but they are important to respect. You are not allowed to:
- Litter or damage the property or the environment.
- Smoke inside the buildings or near entrances or exits.
- Bring pets inside some venues (check before you enter).
- Make noise or disturb other visitors or residents.
- Take photos or videos without permission in some places (check before you do).