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Eindhoven has a rich historical background; at first sight a young and modern city, it is actually one of the oldest in The Netherlands!!!
The history of Eindhoven started in 1232, when Duke Hendrik I of Brabant granted city rights to Endehoven, then a small town right on the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. The city's name translates literally as "End Yards", Just outside of the city walls stood a small castle. During the Dutch Revolt, Eindhoven changed hands between the Dutch and the Spanish several times, until finally in 1583 it was captured by Spanish troops and its city walls demolished. Eindhoven did not become part of the Netherlands until 1629.Industrial activities initially centred around tobacco and textile and boomed with the rise of lighting and electronics giant Philips, which was founded as a light bulb manufacturing company in Eindhoven in 1891.
The early twentieth Century saw additions in technical industry with the advent of car and famous truck manufacturing company Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek (DAF)
Large-scale air raids in World War II (Operation Market Garden) to aid the paratroopers in securing the bridges in and around the town) destroyed large parts of the city. The reconstruction that followed left very little historical remains and the post-war reconstruction period saw drastic renovation plans in highrise style, some of which were implemented very successfully.

Eindhoven is Philips and Football

Philips, which was founded as a light bulb manufacturing company in Eindhoven in 1891..A very long way to go )))

the emblem of Eindhoven

Instead of choosing the emblem that I choose for you they decide to take this one and I am not so sure that it represent really Eindhoven !!!????

I want also to add an Eindhoven song to my tip

An Eindhoven song

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  • In a nutshell:a factory city
  • Last visit to Eindhoven: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    hi, great tips but i will send you an email with some small corrections about locations:-) thanx for sharing greets carin

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2008 at 5:18 AM

    Eindhoven might be my first stop in 2008. Thanks for the tips and happy New Year!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2007 at 7:00 AM

    An interesting page with useful information. I've been passing by Eindhoven several times but never come in... Thanks Macit for the virtual travel!

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