The history that Eindhoven shares with the Philips company can be found in many places. Eindhoven is the city in which Frederik Philips and his son Gerard Philips started their light bulb factory in 1891. Tours are given around this Eerste Gloeilampenfabriek with some machinery still working. In the adjacent factory building there is an interesting museum about artificial light. More former Philips buildings with new purposes and other fun trips:
Art and culture
De Witte Dame is an old Philips factory building from 1931, designed by Dirk Roosenburg. Once a radio factory, it now houses the Public Library and Design Academie Eindhoven. Strijp-S is a former Philips industrial complex in the Strijp district. The industrial monuments and modern buildings together form the new creative heart of the city. Somewhat less artistic but still cultural is the Bavaria Biertour in the Bavaria brewery in Lieshout.
The DAF museum is located in the restored building where Huub and Wim van Doorne started DAF in 1928. Van Abbemuseum is an unusual museum that presents much-discussed exhibitions in the area of modern and contemporary art.
Walking and cycling
Those seeking peace can find this just outside Eindhoven on Strabrechtse Heide, a beautiful nature reserve of some 1,500 hectares, with great walking and cycling routes. In the city itself there are also beautiful parks in which to walk, such as the Genneper Parken in the south of Eindhoven.
Eindhoven is a true city of music. Check the programme at the various venues: Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, the Effenaar, PopEi and Bar 51.
In the Eindhoven Museum children can experience how life was in the Middle Ages and prehistoric times. The Familiepark Aquabest has the most fun and exciting attractions for children up to 13 years. Bad weather? Then try the large indoor playground, 123 Speelparadijs.
A Brabant-style and epicurean start to the day Enjoy an extremely extensive breakfast buffet with a wide select of breakfast cereals, rolls and warm dishes such as scrambled eggs with bacon. The newspaper awaits you and freshly made coffee and freshly pressed orange juice are available too.
For evening dinner you’re welcome in Hampshire Hotel - Crown Eindhoven’s convivial, contemporary design restaurant. Honest, fad-free dishes make up the menu: home-made tomato soup, carpaccio, Caesar salad, hamburger, pork tenderloin, grilled salad, dame blanche and crème brûlée. Highly recommended: the special cinema three-course menu, with free cinema voucher.
There is free Wi-Fi in the restaurant; handy for business guests who need to quickly answer some e-mails and organise other business.
Your wedding day should be unforgettable and above all hassle-free. This is one of the most important days of your life and also one of the best. That’s why it's very important that all your wishes are taken into account, from the ceremony to the wedding night, so that, together with your family and friends, you can enjoy the day to the full. Hampshire Hotels are very happy to help you organise your wedding right down to the last detail.
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The Hampshire Hotel – Crown Eindhoven is situated in the very heart of Eindhoven. It is easy to reach by car (more about parking) or train; ideal for the business guest. To make it even easier for you there are extra facilities: extensive parking possibilities, free Wi-Fi in the public areas and restaurant, 24-hour reception, laundry service, fitness suite, bar, Nespresso in the rooms and a good restaurant for quick meals.
And whether it concerns a meeting, training course or fantastic party, Hampshire Hotel - Crown Eindhoven has sufficient space and possibilities to organise this. You can choose from four multi-functional rooms for up to two hundred people, from a stylish party room with authentic bar (Parijszaal) to a trendy and contemporary room with or without foyer (Expresszaal and Foyer Expresszaal) and a spacious meeting room in the basement (Bavariazaal).
Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!
These are average prices and subject to availability.
All prices are including VAT and for a minimum of 8 persons.
From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 3 years is charged €20 per night in a crib.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged €20 per person per night in an extra bed.
One child from 12 to 18 years is charged €35 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.