Strijp S: An Urban Creative Hub with Philips History


Strijp S: An Urban Creative Hub with Philips History

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( 13 reviews ) star Off the beaten track Eindhoven 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • Hear all about the former Philips Village
  • Peek into the Urban Shopper area
  • Stroll along the food stalls of the Veemhal
  • Find out the story behind this industrial area
  • Discover district's creative spaces
  • Get personalized local insights

You will meet here: Usine Eindhoven

What you can expect

Nowadays a melting pot of artsy shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars, the Strijp-S district used to be the site of Philips. Anton Philips had the first factory built at Strijp-S in 1916, which provided Philips with glass. A cardboard factory followed, a gasworks factory and a physics laboratory (NatLab), for the research of new technologies.

Since 2006, the redevelopment of Strijp-S became a very serious plan. The first buildings had been demolished and new activities came to the area, particularly the creative industries.

During this tour, we start at the entrance gate to the former 'Forbidden City'. The area got this nickname ‘Forbidden City' because it used to be surrounded by fences and barriers. One could only enter with a valid pass.
We continue along the lane where you will find out what life the Philips employees lived during and after the war.

Let me tell you all the stories of the different factories, and how they turned into hip cafes, galleries or even techno party venues! Along the way, we will have a break so you can enjoy an ice cream or chocolate with innovative flavors.

You will enjoy this introduction of Strijp S and it is up to you to come back and explore further!

During weekdays we can start the tour after 16h30 due to limited opening hours. Have a pre-dinner tour and enjoy your meal afterward in Strijp S. Just tell me your preferences and I can give you nice recommendations.

This is the plan

Stop 1
Philips War Monument
Stop 2
Entrance gate to the Forbidden City
Stop 3
Videolab - cradle of the DVD Player
Stop 4
Urban Shopper - a innovative project
Stop 5 - BREAK
the Veemhal - time for a break!
Stop 6
Stop 7
Radio Royaal
Stop 8
The Klokgebouw
Stop 9

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Off the beaten track details

Private Off the beaten track
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Usine Eindhoven
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checka delicious ice cream or chocolate


13 reviews

I love to meet different cultures and try the local dishes.
At home I enjoy to throw dinner parties with friends. To compensate all of this, you can find me in the gym or on the tenniscourt!"

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