Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings


(In no particular order) some good references for

Living file:

Some other ways to get your life started in this city

Eindhoven Expats Meetup – Meetup with other English-speaking expats in the hood.
English website about Eindhoven, on going out, events and festivals.
Eindhoven News – English language news site
Expat Centre Brabant – Resource for newcomers to the south-east Netherlands
Expatica – English expat website and reference for finding your way in the Netherlands
Holland Expat Services – Practical assistance for newbies to the Netherlands
VVV – English pages at the local Tourist Information centre

To do/hear/see file:

Meet people, have a bite or a vino, treat your eyes, ears or soul to some inspiring stuff
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips (NL only) – Performing arts centre
Parktheatre Eindhoven – Local theatre precinct
Effenaar – Concert venue
Area51 – (NL only) the biggest indoor skate park in Europe
CBKV de Krabbedans – (NL only) art lender and shop
Designhuis – design museum
MU – contemporary art museum
Museum Kempenland – (NL only) textiles museum – closed from 29 Nov. 2011 to mid-2011 for renovation
Museum Kunstlicht in de Kunst – artificial light museum – closing from 5 December 2010
Muziek in de Cathrien – live music concerts by the foundation for Church Concerts Eindhoven
Het Brabants Orkest – local orchestra website
Lunapark ensemble – local contemporary chamber ensemble website
Van Abbemuseum – contemporary art museum

To inspire file:

Places where creativity lives and breathes
TAC – Temporary Art Centre site for starting out creatives ateliers
Little Mountain – a creative movement where design meets business
Edhv – creative agency
Dutch Design Week – Dutch Design Week organisation
Design Cooperation Brainport – a platform for designers and design-driven companies
Tante Netty – offline blog gallery

To watch file:

Eye candy of the celluloid kind
Plaza Futura
– (site in NL only) Arthouse cinema
Pathé Eindhoven – Mainstream cinema
BROET – (site in NL only) film platform

To read file:

Good Dutch practice
Eindhovens Dagblad Cultuur
(NL only) – Local newspaper culture pages
– (NL only) – Local blog on life in Eindhoven
Bibliotheek Eindhoven
(NL only) – Library but it does have an English novel section
Uit in Eindhoven – (NL only) agenda, what’s on
Hallo040 – (NL only) webmagazine on culture and life in Eindhoven

To learn file:

Take lessons, a tour or a day out
– (NL only) Centre for the Arts, Eindhoven (dance, music, art)
Historisch OpenluchtMuseum Ehv – (NL only) Historical Open Air Museum
Inkijkmuseum – (NL only) small exhibitions relating the world around us

Good coffee tips file:

Where some serious coffee machines are kept
Coffee Lovers in Selexyz
Smalle Haven
Hoogste Tijd

Koffie App (in Dutch only)

Those who help make The Dossier possible file:

Miss Qwerty – Writing, editing, translation (NL to EN)
QuestionMarc – Graphic design/DTP/web development
Susan Hardjono – Graphic design

Just because file:

Stereomood – music that tunes into your mood and emotions