Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands and lies in the south of the country near the Dommel and Gender streams.
The history of Eindhoven spans as far back as the 13th century when the town was originally a small settlement with a wooden castle.
Due to its fortifications and favourable location the town grew and was reinforced throughout the 16th century where it was captured by Spanish troops.
During WW2 large parts of the city were destroyed however after this devastation Eindhoven became the Dutch capital of industrial design and is now a thriving city with a great variety of tourist attractions and museums.
1. Van Abbemuseum
The Van Abbemuseum is one of the finest museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe and contains an extensive collection with over 2700 works of art.
The museum is located in the Stratumseind district not far from the main train station.
The old architecture of the museum dates back to the early 1900’s and its collection was started by a private collector – Henri Van Abbe.
The amazing collections includes works from Picasso, Mondrain, Kandinsky and El Lissitzky and features around 700 paintings and 1000 sculptures and video work.