Strip-S is the former factory complex of Philips & Co, with the first factory being built in 1916, providing Philips with glass for its lightbulbs. A gasworks factory, cardboard factory, and a physics laboratory followed. This “Forbidden City”, so-called because of the fences and barriers that once surrounded the complex is now a creative and cultural center filled with shops, restaurants, sports clubs, and places to work, sleep, and live.
Every year, Eindhoven plays host to the largest design event in northern Europe attracting more than 2,600 designers and 335,000 visitors. The nine-day event held annually towards the end of October includes exhibitions, workshops, seminars and parties at venues throughout the city.
The International School Eindhoven (ISE), is an international school situated in the northern part of Eindhoven. An IB World School, ISE offers Dutch bilingual education for local primary students alongside their international primary and secondary departments.
Located since 2013 in the former Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium (Philips Physics Laboratory) or NatLab, is a film theatre with a range of cultural activities, including films, lectures, and debates. And since some of them are even in English, you will be glad to know that NatLab is within walking distance from Hartje Gent.
Hosting weekly informal mix and match gatherings, the Eindhoven Innovation Cafe aims to connect top talent, ideas, and opportunities in order to fuel innovation.