Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings

Happy birthday Van Abbe museum! Happy birthday Van Abbe museum!
September 26th, 2011

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven has existed for 75 years, which was celebrated on 24 September 2011. Everyone was invited to visit the museum for free. Three exhibitions were on show under the theme ‘Vanuit hier / Out of here’ , where the significance of artists, collectors and city of Eindhoven were central. In addition to these were all sorts of activities and a workshop for pizza baking, theatre, music and circus. ‘Vanuit hier / Out of here’ will continue showing until 8 January 2012. Photo essay by Manon Vosters, on assignment for VersPers.

Take a deep breath, and … Take a deep breath, and …
November 19th, 2010

Scream for culture along with the rest of the Netherlands. Tomorrow, practically every cultural institution in the Netherlands will be rallying together to demonstrate against financial measures being taken by the government in the area of arts and culture. Read more about this in the new weekly column, in English, at – it’s called Eindhoven Culture Files, and it’s written by me. Anyway, see you tomorrow at the 18 Septemberplein, and don’t forget to bring your best screaming voice (plus lots of water!)

Mid-november round up Mid-november round up
November 11th, 2010

There’s a bevy of things to do in town this weekend and for some odd reason, the council has allowed at least four really fun things to clash. But don’t worry, with a bit of careful planning maybe you can do them all …

Collecting as a strategy to depict a social situation Collecting as a strategy to depict a social situation
October 25th, 2010

The Van Abbemuseum director, Charles Esche’s definition of “collection as a strategy to create an image of a social situation” is the perfect explanation of what it is The Dossier has been attempting to do since launching officially in June this year.

Exceptional human beings Exceptional human beings
June 25th, 2010

From my perch on the restaurant terrace at the Van Abbe museum this afternoon, I spy Matylda; a tiny neat figure in white and grey, bustling through the glass atrium. From that distance we instinctively wave at each other – vigorously. She comes out onto the deck and rushes towards me, a friend of hers, Fabian, in tow. Never before have I met a complete stranger who kisses me three times and greets me warmly, like an old friend.

Summer smorgasbord Summer smorgasbord
June 21st, 2010

Today’s the Summer solstice. We’ve just realised there’s simply too much to do, see, hear or follow as Summer starts in Eindhoven.
More details to come, but here’s what’s on offer this weekend alone: Keuken Confessies’ sun deck dinner party, Architecture Days project on redefining adaptive reuse in Eindhoven, Inspiration Days, Autonomy Project kick-off – Summer School hosted by the Van Abbemuseum, Via Ventosa street party, Venus Project Tour visit to Eindhoven. Take your pick!

April 29th, 2010

The final MADe event for the 2009 – 2010 season is 11 June, and will be a bike ride of Eindhoven with an architectural flavour. If you’d like to join me, please contact me at; there will be a fee to come along, but I’d be happy to host you. Oh, and you’ll have to bring your bike.