Eindhoven, situated in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, is the 5th largest city in the country. Though it was founded in the 13th century, Eindhoven remained small until the Industrial Revolution forever changed the course of the city’s history.
After gradually growing into an industrial town during the 19th century, the city witnessed perhaps its single most influential moment in 1891, when the Philips brothers founded the small light bulb factory that would grown into one of the largest electronics firms in the world.
The influence of Philips on the city was so powerful that Eindhoven has come to be known as the City of Light. Philips’ legacy is directly visible throughout the city, for example in the landmark Witte Dame and Bruine Heer buildings (formerly a lamp factory and Philips’ main offices, respectively).
For help with all the formalities that come with moving to The Netherlands, like taxes, housing and insurance, Holland Expat Center is your place to be. Visit them at Vestdijk 27a, Eindhoven (right next to The Hub) or go to their website.
Living and working in Eindhoven
On the official website of Eindhoven, you will find lots of information about living and working in Eindhoven.
The information is categorized by theme, such as Working in Eindhoven, Traffic and Transportation, and Business and Career Opportunities. You will also learn more about Eindhoven’s city life, events, arts and culture.
Tourism in The Netherlands
All general and tourist information on The Netherlands can be found on www.holland.com.