help in eindhoven

Old Aug 21st, 2004, 08:10 PM
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help in eindhoven

I may be going to eindhoven for work for a month,

Any suggestions on hotels in eindhoven or nearby towns?

Any suggestions for weekend trips ( have already been to london, paris)

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Old Aug 21st, 2004, 11:14 PM
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Van derValk in Eindhoven is good value for money:
If the company is buying I'd stay at the Dorint:

Eindhoven is well connected to the rail system and very central road wise.

If you are going in the spring or summer you could go to the islands above Friesland. Rent a bike and pedal around town. Take in the Waddenzee's spectacular ecosystem.

Amsterdam isn't far & niether is den Haag. Both worth the trip, although den Haag can be very boring for some.

Jump on an overnight train to Berlin.

Winter = Alps + skiing + apres ski.

Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Switzerland and just basically anywhere you can train to after work on Friday and get back from before Monday morning.

Check old posts for the best way to look into the train schedules or get yourself a road map of Europe.

With the road map you could draw a ring around Eindhoven representing a 3-4 hour drive and find several likely targets.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, Brussels, then Ghent then Brugges. Stop off in Ghent for a tour of the castle and a meal only. Antwerp can be a fun take-in as well.

In ski season the Dutch tour operators can hook you up with great deals on a well organized Alps weekend.

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Old Aug 21st, 2004, 11:18 PM
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I forgot Delft.
Go there for a day trip or after work some night.
If you're into it there is some great hiking nearby in the Ardens in Belgium.

If you haven't been to Loire you could do it in a drive from Eindhoven.

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Old Aug 22nd, 2004, 03:06 AM
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We spent a week-end in Eindhoven a few weeks ago. We stayed at the Dorint. The rooms are just ok (need updating), but it has a nice indoor pool and is located in the heart of Eindhoven. Staff are very helpful.
I think the area gets shortchanged, with so many telling visitors to get away. It has some very nice villages that are fun to explore, especially by bicycle. Oerle is one of the prettiest and is home to the Dutch Parrot Refuge, one of the finest rescue and wild bird centers in Europe (not just parrots). In nearby Kempen, there is fun grill restaurant that hosts a lot of events that get the locals out to party--barbecue parties, "beach" parties, Oktoberfests, etc. I'll see if I can dig out the name.
Week-end trips include Muensterland (very attractive and overlooked by many German visitors), Dusseldorf and Hattingen (Hattingen is one of our favorite places--an undiscovered medieval small town).
Some people will recommend Dinant in Belgium. We never found the place that interesting but we loved the nearby Jardins d'Annevoie.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2004, 06:46 AM
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We have thought about visiting Eindhoven several times, mostly for the unusual architecture of the Phillips Building, however it always got bumped from our plans as Eindhoven didn't seem to offer that much else to see or do.

BTilke - Thanks for the info about Eindhoven and the immediate area. Did you visit the Phillips Building when you were there? Do they offer tours? Is it accessible via public transportation? Is it worth the while? Any info would be appreciated.

LCW17 - There is SO much to see in the area you are going to have a hard time narrowing it down to the 4-5 weekends that you will have. CRAIGdotWHITE and BTilke offer many great suggestions. May I also throw in Maastricht, NL and Luxembourg, including Vianden, Clervaux and Luxembourg City. Peace. >-

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Old Aug 22nd, 2004, 07:12 AM
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A couple of years ago, I sent several employees to Eindhoven for a month at a time. I always put them up in apartments. Unfortunately I don't have any contact info, but for a month, that's really the way to go. I'm sure a google search will find you some great options.
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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