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Eindhoven

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Eindhoven

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Eindhoven is a post industrial city of about 200 inhabitants. Its city center was bombed in the second world war and during reconstruction, functionality was far more important then architectural quality or nice city planning.

There are many knowledge intensive companies. one of the 3 main dutch technical universities is in Eindhoven: Technical University Eindhoven And Fontys is a very large higher professional education institute. Larger then TUE.

For some nice city scenery, ask for directions to the Dommel, a small river crossing the city. The van Abbe museum of modern art is of spectacular architecture.

A street crossing the Dommel is "Stratums Eind" lots of bars and some restaurants. La Fontana is a good relatively cheap pizeria, somewhere on Stratums Eind. Beware of the zero tolerance policy activity. They act as if they have daily targets for fines for parking your car or bicycle in wrong places and cycling t=in the city center is also not allowed.

The small scale rural coutryside around the city is actually much nicer. In the east is the village Nuenen, where van Gogh was practicing as beginning painter, around 1880. His favorite places are marked there.