Eindhoven is known as the ‘city of light’ of the Netherlands. This has mainly an historic reason because world famous electronica company Philips was founded in Eindhoven and the first product they produced were light bulbs. The city expanded and attracted more and more companies mainly in the focus areas of technology, electronics, IT and design. Although the city kept his original nickname as being the light city, Eindhoven is now also often called the ‘Brainport’ of the Netherlands. This because the Intelligent Community Forum declared Eindhoven in 2011 ‘smartest area in the world’. Eindhoven is still a very important business city in the South of the country where many big companies and small startups flourish. Business travellers from all over the world come to the city for short or long stays. ServicedApartments.nl has a great selection of central apartments in Eindhoven – to keep you close to the job but also to let you enjoy this vibrant city.