Whether you are interested in history, modern art, or culture, you'll find a museum that fits your needs in Eindhoven. And, well, if your special interest lies in light bulbs, then you're definitely in luck.

Van Abbemuseum -- collections at the museum feature works of art collected since 1908. Among the 2700 pieces of art include paperworks, sculptures, installations, paintings, and video works. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Later hours are offered until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission to the museum is € 12 for adults, € 6 for students with ID, € 6 for children 13-18 years, and free to children 12 and under.

Philips Museum -- The new Philips Museum (Emmasingel) is based at the location where Gerard Philips started light bulb production in 1891, in the city centre and close to the railway station. The Philips Museum re-opened in April 2013. Previously, this was known as "Philips Fabriek 1891" and "Kunstlicht in de kunst".

 

Historisch OpenluchtMuseum -- collections at this open-air museum include cultural and historical exhibitions, including the display of archeological objects. Admission is € 6,50 for adults,€ 5 for seniors aged 65 and over, € 3 for children aged 4 to 11, and free to children under the age of 3. The museum is open April to October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November to March, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

DAF museum -- DAF, nowadays one of Europe's major truck manufacturers, started around 1930 in Eindhoven as "Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek" (Van Doorne's Trailer Factory). In its long history, the company made trailers, trucks, cars and transmissions. DAF's colourful history is on display in an old brewery building that is adjacent to Van Doorne's old workshop. Open Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00 hours.